VRA partners will  participate to several initiative @ ITS World Congress in Detroit!

SIS27: “Visualizing an Integrated Transport System – A Multi-modal Approach Enhanced by Automated Transit Networks
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

A well-integrated transportation system which incorporates appropriate technology, planning, and policy for travelers with all abilities will redefine the urban landscape, shape the dynamics between people and places, affect land use patterns, and could ultimately result in more desirable social, economic, environmental, and cultural impacts on a community. The topics in this special session will include discussions on Automated Transit Networks (ATNs) that are integrated seamlessly into the overall transportation systems across different modes. The session will highlight recent research and development and provide a U.S. DOT vision for an integrated transport system based on ITS technologies and automation. The speakers will also navigate through several planning and deployment projects around the world by both public and private sectors related to ATNs, discuss their impacts and lesson learned, and identify areas for future research and international collaboration.

ES01:  “Roadmap to Automated Transportation
Monday, September 8, 2014 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Automated Transportation has been drawing a lot of attention recently. While the private sector has engaged in fierce competition in R&D, it is very important to work with a certain consensus across the sectors and regions towards an efficient and promising deployment of these technologies. This session will address the major issues such as social impacts, liability, standards, technology integration, and deployment scenarios in order to envision a roadmap to automated transport.

TS98 “Implications and Assessment of Automated Driving
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m

SIS53 “Evaluation of Costs and Benefits of Cooperative Systems and Automation Applications
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

SIS31: “Liability Issues for The Connected And Autonomous Vehicle
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Product and infrastructure-related liability has been cited among the major concerns for deployment of both connected and autonomous vehicles. This session will address these concerns for both the private and public sector from the perspective of automotive-related liability precedents as well as potentially analogous examples from other transportation sectors. The discussion will include analysis of how current and potential government regulation may affect liability concerns for the connected and autonomous vehicle and supporting infrastructure so that both regulatory and product liability factors may be viewed in an integrated risk assessment context.

TS04: “V2X Technology Evaluations
Monday, September 8, 2014 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

VRA organised several Special Interest Sessions on Automation:

SIS50: “Towards Automation Deployment

SIS35: “Human Factors Challenges of Vehicle Road Automation

SIS74: “Towards Deployment of Automated Vehicles – Requirements for Road Testing

SIS20: “Is there vehicle Automation without Accurate Maps?

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Original author: Davide Brizzolara