Second Annual Texas A&M Transportation Technology Conference

May 4-5, 2017

The Stella Hotel
4100 Lake Atlas Drive
Bryan, Texas 77807

We are excited to have you register for this the 2nd Annual Texas A&M Transportation Technology Conference. This event is specifically designed for senior executives, research managers, and technology leads of private companies and public agencies engaged in innovating, testing and deploying advanced transportation technologies.

Texas A&M University is one of the largest research universities in the nation and the proud home of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the largest university-based transportation research institute in the world and the Texas A&M College of Engineering, one of the largest engineering programs in the country. Combined, these institutions conduct more than $900 million annually in research and employ many of the world’s most renowned research professionals and faculty. Texas A&M is committed to being a leader in advancing transportation technologies and has launch the development of the Texas A&M RELLIS Campus with over $250 million invested in providing world-class research facilities.

Registration Fees and Payment Information

Pre-registration is recommended because space is limited, and it will help us in planning and preparing a better conference. If you pre-register, your name tag and program packet will be ready when you arrive at the hotel.

Early Regular On-site
By Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) By Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) After Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (CST)
$195 $245 $275

Payment must be received by 5:00 p.m. (CST), April 25, 2017 in order to avoid the late fee. TTI Event Management & Planning (EM&P) cannot invoice; therefore, payment of the conference registration fee must be received prior to admission to the conference.

For payment processing purposes, the vendor identification number for TTI EM&P is 37277277275000. The federal identification number is 74-2270624.

Please make checks or money orders payable to TTI-TECH. EM&P also accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards.

Online Registration

To register for this conference, use our online registration form. Online registration closes on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. (CST).

Registration/Information Desk

The registration/information desk will be open during the following times:

  • Thursday, May 4, 2017
    7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 5, 2017
    7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Cancellations/Refunds

Only cancellations received in writing by EM&P by 5:00 p.m. (CST), Thursday, April 20, 2017 will be refunded, less a $50 handling fee. No refunds will be made after April 20, 2017.

Hotel Reservations

Accommodations have been arranged at The Stella hotel.

All hotel reservations must be received by Wednesday, April 26 at 5:00 p.m. (CST) or before the room block is sold out. Reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space-available basis at the prevailing rate of the hotel.

You may make your reservations by contacting the hotel directly at (979) 421-4000. Be sure to specify that you are with the "Texas A&M Transportation Technology Conference." Please select the correct room block at the time you register, as any non-government attendees who book rooms in the government room block will be moved to the appropriate room block without notice.

Please note:

  • A limited number of rooms are available at the prevailing government rate, currently $110. Standard rate rooms are available at $130.
  • All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid major credit card at the time or reservation.
  • Valid Government Identification with photo will be required upon check in for all rooms at the government rate.

Truck Platooning Technology Demonstration

TTI and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) invite you to attend a connected and automated truck platooning demonstration from the TTI-TxDOT Commercial Truck Platooning – L2 Automation project team.

trucks driving in a platoon along a test track
  • Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
  • Time: Session 1 at 1:00 p.m. CST or Session 2 at 2:30 p.m. CST
  • Location:
    Texas A&M University RELLIS Campus
    3100 State Highway 47
    Bryan, TX 77807

The sessions will start at 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm and will include an introduction and safety protocol overview by TTI Riverside staff, and a brief overview of the project goals, current activities and achievements by the TTI project team members. You will then have an opportunity to view the system integration into two Class 8 articulated commercial vehicles through a static display, followed by a demonstration of the of this connected and automated platooning system’s capabilities. This demo will feature a variety of scenarios specifically selected to exhibit the capability of the system to provide automated steering, acceleration, and braking control in the trailing vehicle in a two-truck platoon. Technical experts from the project team will be on-site to answer any questions. We expect each demonstration to last up to 30 minutes. Transportation options and boxed lunches will be available through the onsite event staff. Additional information will be forwarded to registrants by email.

Additional Project Information

Sponsor

TxDOT through funding from FHWA

Research Team

  • TTI
  • Ricardo
  • Texas A&M Department of Mechanical Engineering

In-Kind Partners

  • Navistar
  • Bendix
  • ZF-TRW
  • Denso International Americas
  • Great Dane Trailers
  • Lytx
  • ARGONNE National Labs
  • US Army TARDEC

Platooning Information

Mike Lukuc
TTI Research Scientist/Principal Investigator
Connected and Automated Transportation Program Manager
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77845
ph. (979) 845-5239

Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for Connected Vehicles

demonstration of the hardware-in-the-loop platform which facilitates the evaluation of connected vehicle applications and technologies
  • Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (informal demonstrations every 30 minutes)
  • Location:
    Texas A&M University RELLIS Campus
    3100 State Highway 47
    Bryan, TX 77807

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funded the development of a Hardware-in-the-Loop Platform to facilitate the evaluation of Connected Vehicle Applications and Technologies. In this project, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle) and the Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology (Siemens) have teamed together to develop a "plug and play" platform that FHWA can use to test, validate, and verify connected vehicle concepts, applications, and technologies in a laboratory testing environment that replicates actual field deployments. You will be able to see how the platform uses hardware-in-the-loop simulation system to incorporate a real vehicle in the simulation model and the display simulated vehicles inside the vehicle simultaneously.

Additional Project Information

Research Team

  • TTI
  • Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Siemens Corporation

For More Information

Program Information

Christopher Poe, Ph.D., P.E.
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
9441 LBJ Freeway, Suite 103
Dallas, TX 75243
ph. (972) 994-2206

Registration

Event Management & Planning
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Texas A&M University System
3135 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3135
ph. (979) 862-1219 · toll-free (888) 550-5577
events@tti.tamu.edu