Samuel Labi delivers keynote lecture at International Conference on Smart Cities
Samuel Labi, Professor of Civil Engineering and Associate Director of the Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT), delivered a keynote lecture titled, "Preparing Our Infrastructure for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Operations: Challenges and Opportunities," at the 2019 International Conference on Smart Cities in Seoul, Korea on July 17, 2019.
Preparing our Infrastructure for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Operations: Challenges and Opportunities (Abstract)
Connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) operations represent not only a challenge but also an opportunity for reviewing highway design and management processes. At the current time, highway designers and asset managers are generally not sufficiently prepared to make the needed changes in design manuals and the required investments in the physical infrastructure to accommodate this new technology. This presentation discusses the extent to which CAV operations will influence the practice of highway design and asset management. The presentation also examines the staging of highway infrastructure investment against the background of an uncertain transition period in terms of the changes in CAV market penetration and level of autonomy over time.