• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 96th Annual Meeting

      January 8–12, 2017

    • Interactive Program

2017

Annual Meeting Event Detail

Session 689

Connected Cities and Technology Integration: Challenges of Implementing Connected Vehicle Applications into Aging Urban Infrastructure

Tuesday 3:45 PM- 5:30 PM
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Lectern
Cynthia Jones, Ohio Department of Transportation, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Technology Transfer (ABG30)
Standing Committee on Conduct of Research (ABG10)

This session provides a forum for federal, state, city, and international players to explain the multiple technology transfer challenges of integrating connected and automated vehicles and related data and communications systems into aging urban infrastructure. Presenters include the U.S. DOT ITS Joint Program Office, a state pooled fund project on connected vehicles, the city of Columbus, Ohio (Smart City Competition Award Winner), National Institute of Standards and Technology, and a European Union perspective.



Final Agenda

 

Objective:

Provide a forum for federal, state, city and international players to explain the multiple challenges of integrating advanced ITS technologies into existing city systems.

 

Audience:

State DOTs, local transportation agencies and technology firms interested in exploring the multiple technology transfer challenges of integrating highly automated vehicles and related data and communications systems into older urban infrastructure.

 

Introduction and Moderator (5 min): Cynthia Jones, Research Program Manager, Ohio DOT

What to expect from today's session

The different perspectives of federal, state, city and international players on the investments and hard work involved in making connected transportation a reality. A glimpse into the successful (and unsuccessful) mechanisms for moving 2016 technologies into a 1970s traffic control environment.

 

Presenter #1 (15 min): Cristina Pronello, PhD, Sorbonne Universités, Université de Technologie de Compiègne

New technologies, Aging Infrastructure, Aging Public: Meeting the Challenges.

Mobility as a Service (MaaS), born in Scandinavian countries, is a concept spreading over all Europe, with technology playing a key role through shared and automated vehicles and real time multimodal information. However, the effect of the paradigm shift in using transport modes and the influence of new technologies on modal choice is still little studied, particularly from the point of view of an aging society. Will the connected city become a new paradigm or will it remain a utopia? The first results of the Opticities project (http://www.opticities.com/) offer some answers.

 

Presenter #2 (15 min): Ken Leonard, Director, US DOT ITS Joint Program Office

US DOT Strategic Investments

Highlights of the ITS Strategic Plan for research, development and adoption of connected vehicles around the nation, with an emphasis on the funding investments US DOT has made:  Smart City competition, pilots in various cities, practitioner training and public outreach. Highlights of technology deployment tools to assist operators in overcoming technology integration challenges: Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Hub to enable connected vehicle technology to interact with existing and legacy systems,  Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) RI national guidelines and standards to enable operators to deploy infrastructure-based connected vehicle technologies, ITS Professional Capacity Building Program to train professionals on technology integration and deployment.

 

Presenter #3 (15 min):

Melissa Lance, Operations Systems Manager, Virginia DOT

State DOT perspectives on connected cities.

Lessons learned from the nine-year pooled fund collaborative state effort to lay the groundwork for the coming deployment of connected/automated vehicles: http://www.cts.virginia.edu/cvpfs/ and http://pooledfund.org/Details/Study/431. Perspectives from Virginia DOT and the other states in the study. Examples of technology transfer challenges that are being addressed.

 

Presenter #4 (15 min):

Aparna Dial, Smart Columbus Program Manager and Deputy Director, Department of Public Service;

Randall Bowman, Assistant Director, Department of Public Service and Smart Columbus Deputy Program Manager

Smart City Challenge update from City of Columbus.

Reflections on the early stages of implementing the city’s winning proposal to use $40 million of federal funds (plus state, local and private-sector investments) to integrate connected vehicles into the city's infrastructure. Highlights of how technology integration and deployment will contribute to addressing opportunity gaps (improved job access), access to services (reduced infant mortality and health outcome disparities), and efficient movement of goods (freight logistics). Highlights of public-private-partnerships: Honda, Battelle, HERE, and more. Highlights of solutions for urban automation (autonomous vehicle SMOOTH project), connected vehicles (Smart Corridor and COTA’s CMAX BRT rollout) and intelligent infrastructure (expanded TMC).

 

Presenter #5 (15 min):

Chris Greer, Senior Executive for Cyber-Physical Systems, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US Department of Commerce

Federal integration supporting smart city goals

Overview of the Global Cities Team Challenge (https://www.us-ignite.org/globalcityteams/) and efforts of superclusters of cities engaged in connecting transportation modes with other infrastructures. Requirements for standards and interoperability in multi-sector, multi-technology smart city projects. Integrating transportation, energy, communications, public safety, and other infrastructures in achieving smart city goals.

 

Question Period (25 min):

Integration of five perspectives and how we can support the industry and each other in moving toward smart cities and HAV.



Abstracts:

Title Presentation Number
New Technologies, Aging Infrastructure, Aging Public: Meeting the Challenges
Cristina Pronello, Politecnico di Torino

Update on European Union efforts to develop connected/automated vehicle infrastructure in urban centers, based in part on lessons learned from the OptiCities initiative ( http://www.opticities.com/).

P17-20380
U.S. Department of Transportation Strategic Investments
Ken Leonard, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

Highlights of the ITS Strategic Plan for research, development and adoption of connected vehicles around the nation, with an emphasis on the funding investments US DOT has made:  Smart City competition, pilots in various cities, practitioner training and public outreach. Highlights of technology deployment tools to assist operators in overcoming technology integration challenges: Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) Hub to enable connected vehicle technology to interact with existing and legacy systems,  Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) RI national guidelines and standards to enable operators to deploy infrastructure-based connected vehicle technologies, ITS Professional Capacity Building Program to train professionals on technology integration and deployment.

P17-20376
State Department of Transportation Perspectives on Connected Cities
Melissa Lance, Virginia Department of Transportation

State DOT perspectives on connected cities. Lessons learned from the nine-year pooled fund collaborative state effort to lay the groundwork for the coming deployment of connected/automated vehicles: http://www.cts.virginia.edu/cvpfs/ and http://pooledfund.org/Details/Study/431. Perspectives from Virginia DOT and the other states in the study. Examples of technology transfer challenges that are being addressed.

P17-20377
Smart City Challenge Update from the City of Columbus, Ohio
Aparna Dial, City of Columbus
Randall Bowman, City of Columbus

Reflections on the early stages of implementing the City’s winning proposal to use $40 million of federal funds (plus state, local and private-sector investments) to integrate connected vehicles into the city's infrastructure. Highlights of how technology integration and deployment will contribute to addressing opportunity gaps (improved job access), access to services (reduced infant mortality and health outcome disparities), and efficient movement of goods (freight logistics). Highlights of public-private-partnerships: Honda, Battelle, HERE, and more. Highlights of solutions for urban automation (autonomous vehicle SMOOTH project), connected vehicles (Smart Corridor and COTA’s CMAX BRT rollout) and intelligent infrastructure (expanded TMC).

P17-20378
Federal Integration Supporting Smart City Goals
Christopher Greer, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Overview of the Global Cities Team Challenge (https://www.us-ignite.org/globalcityteams/) and efforts of superclusters of cities engaged in connecting transportation modes with other infrastructures. Requirements for standards and interoperability in multi-sector, multi-technology smart city projects. Integrating transportation, energy, communications, public safety, and other infrastructures in achieving smart city goals.

P17-20379