January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

When Autonomous Vehicles and People Meet: Planning for Pedestrian–Autonomous Vehicle Interaction (HF-A Ticket Required)

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Marriott Marquis 2018
Amy Rosepiler, Burgess and Niple, Inc.; Michael Cynecki, Lee Engineering, LLC, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Pedestrians; and Standing Committee on Vehicle-Highway Automation

This workshop will examine the interaction between pedestrians / bicyclists and Autonomous Vehicles (AV), including topics such as how pedestrian/driver trust in AV technology infallibility influences behavior; how nighttime conditions affect AV detection of pedestrian movement; how the built environment influences behavior for unconnected or vulnerable users, how AV technology adapts to the built environment; and incorporating human factors in AV safety testing protocols and licensing.

Pedestrian Perspectives on Publicly Deployed Autonomous Vehicles
Aaron Steinfield, Carnegie Mellon University


Portland’s Smart Autonomous Vehicles Initiative: Making AVs Work for Us
Peter Hurley, Portland Bureau of Transportation


Understanding the Role of Human Factors in AV/VRU Interactions
Justin Owens, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Leveraging Investment in AV Research and Development to Foster Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety and Mobility
Laura Sandt, UNC Highway Safety Research Center


TASI 110-Car Naturalistic Driving Study: Implications to Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash Testing Scenarios and Pedestrian Crash Dummy Development
Yaobin Chen, Purdue University


Studying Interactions Between Drivers and Pedestrians at Intersections Using Existing Naturalistic Driving Data
Fred Feng, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Sharing the Road: Enhancing Safety and Utility of Alternative Travel Modes During the Self-Driving Age
Noreen McDonald, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill