Bryan, Texas, is now among the first cities in the country to have self-driving vehicles, or trolleys, operating on their city streets. The mayor of Bryan and the chancellor of The Texas A&M University System introduced members of the media to the two self-driving trolleys Oct. 31, as the vehicles began operating in a looped, […]
Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Agency Director Greg Winfree and TTI Senior Research Engineer Ginger Goodin recently wrote an editorial that was featured in the September 13 edition of the the Washington Times. The editorial, “Pioneering automated travel — and learning along the way,” focuses on the future of automated travel and TTI’s role in […]
It’s a foregone conclusion among many transportation experts that connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) will be commonplace within the next decade. CAV technologies promise not only to make our transportation system more efficient, but also to save lives and reduce the systemwide costs associated with transportation. To grapple with the complexities associated with CAV adoption, […]
A framework is now in place between the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to begin testing connected and automated vehicle (CV/AV) technologies on the state highway system. TTI and TxDOT recently co-signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), spelling out the guidelines that would allow TTI to test lab-proven […]
Cities and regions across Texas are partnering with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), the University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Transportation Research (CTR), and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) to form the Texas Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground Partnership. The statewide partnership will put Texas on the path to becoming the nation’s first “Smart […]
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) was well represented at this year’s Automated Vehicles Symposium held July 19–20 in San Francisco. Researchers from across the Institute helped organize breakout sessions on topics such as truck platooning, ways to shape policy, physical infrastructure and traffic flow. Over 1,200 people attended this year’s symposium, making it one […]
The second issue of Transport Trends, the e-newsletter of TTI’s Transportation Policy Research Center, highlights the PRC’s recent study examining the issue of crashes involving automated vehicles. Other topics include: regulation of transportation network companies, financing for coastal port infrastructure, and public opinion on transportation issues.
Seven researchers from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute will present at the 2016 Smart Transport Symposium on Friday, August 5, at the University of Texas at Austin Thompson Conference Center. Hosted in connection with TxDOT Research Project 0-6838 (Bringing Smart Transport to Texans: Ensuring the Benefit of a Connected and Autonomous Transport System in Texas), this symposium […]