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PLENARY SeSSION : FUTURE TRANSPORT. Robert L. Bertini, Ph.D., P.E., Deputy Administrator Director, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (Acting) Research and Innovative Technology Administration U.S. Department of Transportation. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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PLENARY SeSSION:FUTURE TRANSPORTRobert L. Bertini, Ph.D., P.E., Deputy AdministratorDirector, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (Acting)Research and Innovative Technology AdministrationU.S. Department of Transportation

1Future Transport An International EndeavorU.S. DOT leadership recognizes that national transportation systems are bound together in a multinational community.Technological advances and interpersonal collaboration foster an interconnected environment.Transportation leaders must address ways to harness technology for common goals.This forum exemplifies opportunities for interaction / cooperation among leaders.U.S. DOT starting at the top believes that sound transportation research and data driven analysis will point the way to future successes in collaborative initiatives.

#U.S. Department of TransportationResearch and Innovative Technology AdministrationU.S. DOT leadership fully appreciates that national transportation systems are linked into a world community supporting conference and the movement of people and goods.Technological advances have created an interconnected transportation environment.Transportation community leaders must address the ways to use technology to achieve shared goals.A forum like TRA provides the opportunity to bring together national leaders in the transportation together industry to establish the framework for coordination of critical issues advancing global safety, security, prosperity and environmental stewardship.Secretary LaHood has made the point that many of our transportation challenges cross our borders: Climate change; NextGen air traffic control systems;Cross-border commercial operations.Secretary LaHood has also made the point that the key to success is a strong commitment to transportation research which he champions.

2U.S. Vision for Future Transportation SystemNational, multi-modal surface transportation systemwith connectivity as its central core.Vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, fleets of all kinds), the infrastructure and mobile devices.Leveraging technology to maximize safety, mobility and the environmentenabled through wireless communicationsin all modes.First priority is safety: crash and injury prevention.Foster technological advances across bordersfor benefit of all international partners.Open platform for vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) communications is the major driving technology.

#U.S. Department of TransportationResearch and Innovative Technology AdministrationA few thoughts on our vision of Americas future transportation system:The vision includes strong and sustained cooperation and coordination with our international partners.Improving safety in all modes of transportation is our first priority.A key feature of our transportation safety strategy centers on Intelligent Transportation Systems that enable an interconnected multi-modal surface transportation network.Our highway safety legacy in the previous century has been to focus on increasing survivability and mitigating the severity of crashes which are more or less accepted as inevitable.Our vision of the future is to move beyond improved survivability to crash prevention.3Key PrioritiesSafetyLivable CommunitiesState of Good RepairEconomic CompetitivenessEnvironmental SustainabilityInfrastructure & Materials Human Factors Energy SustainabilityRisk-Based Analysis to Address Safety IssuesData Driven Decision MakingMultimodal Intelligent Transportation SystemsLivabilityModeling and Simulation Positioning, Navigation & TimingTransportation Implications for an Aging Population and Those with Special NeedsSystem Resilience & Global LogisticsPolicy AnalysisTravel BehaviorEconomicsScientific ClustersU.S. DOT Priorities Feed Into Research Clusters

#U.S. Department of TransportationResearch and Innovative Technology Administration4DOT Focused on Critical Transportation IssuesSafetyDistracted drivingHigh-speed railAlternative fuelsLivabilitySustainabilityNanotechnologyLand use planningConnected vehiclesNext generation 9-1-1Traffic congestionInnovative financingMarine highwaysClimate change

#U.S. Department of TransportationResearch and Innovative Technology AdministrationBeyond safety! The same open platform will yield a rich mix of commercial applications with the potential for:Improving efficiency in commerce such as supply chain management.Improving efficiency in traffic management operations.Reducing congestion-thus improving fuel efficiency.Improving environmental performance.Providing travelers with a wider selection of choices in real-time route choices and mode choices.This slide shows a wider selection of transportation issues that U.S. DOT is pursuing.BUT in conducting all research activities, we are committed to ensuring we DO NOT contribute to driver distraction.5Commitment to Workforce DevelopmentNot just technology or policy the people are importantWe are serious about the need to attract, recruit, orient, retain, develop, and mentor a diverse, engaged, collaborative, and high performance workforce:In collaboration with stakeholders, launch a multimodal workforce development initiative that anticipates demographic shiftsIncrease the education and training level of the workforce

W o r k f o r c e L i f e c y c l eK-12Trade/VocationalCommunity CollegeUndergraduateMastersDoctoralRetrainingCareer ChangeNew TechnologyNew RegulationsScience and MathMentoringNew ToolsAdult Learning#U.S. Department of TransportationResearch and Innovative Technology Administration6U.S. Engagement in International CooperationOur Secretary of Transportation has declared driver distraction a public health epidemic.He has taken a strong leadership role to address it.He has brought distracted driving to the United Nations. Secretary General has launched a UN Distracted Driving Initiative.

#U.S. Department of TransportationResearch and Innovative Technology AdministrationAs you know, Secretary LaHood firmly believes that distracted driving is a national crisis.

He has taken very forceful measures to stop this epidemic: DOT has hosted a Distracted Driving Summit that not only focused on cooperative steps in the US, but also brought international attention to this by sharing this message with the Secretary General of the United Nations in launching an UN Distracted Driving initiative.

This is but one example of US DOTs appreciation for involvement in the international arena.

7U.S. Engagement in International CooperationU.S. believes in strong international partnerships, harmonization of standards and cross-border collaboration.U.S. has signed Memorandum of Understanding with Transport Canada to harmonize ITS standards and our national architectures.U.S. has partnered with Europe, China, Japan, Mexico and Canada to achieve interoperability and harmonize standards in NextGen Air Traffic Control ITS will follow.

#U.S. Department of TransportationResearch and Innovative Technology Administration8ITS Bilateral Implementing Arrangement onCooperative Systems

RITA and EC DG Information, Society and Media signed agreement in Cooperative Systems addressing key technical elements for harmonized standards, shared test tools, and driver distraction.Reduces R&D costs & increases research powerCreates a larger market for the industry Ensures that driving experiences in different parts of the world remain compatible Three applications selected for joint research: Cooperative Forward Collision Avoidance Red light and stop sign violation warning and emergency braking caused by pedestrian detection Sustainability application addressing eco-driving and traffic systems management to reduce emissionsJoint International Cooperation Session Thursday 10 June at 14:30 Results at the 2011 ITS World Congress in Orlando

#U.S. Department of TransportationResearch and Innovative Technology AdministrationIn January 2009 the European Commission DG INFSO signed with the US DoT RITA an Implementing Arrangement on cooperation in the research on Cooperative Systems. This agreement is based on the EU-US S&T Agreement of 1998, and covers joint work in developing technology road maps, choosing applications, global harmonization, standardization, test tools and driver distraction.

We believe that this cooperation enables the industry to reduce R&D costs by avoiding duplication, it creates a larger homogenous market for the industry, and through interoperability and standardization ensuresthat driving experiences in different parts of the world remain compatible and understandable to users.

After one and half years of hard work under this Agreement we have today a major joint announcement which we have agreed with Deputy Administrator Dr. Robert Bertini from U.S. DoT who is leading the U.S. delegation here.

This Cooperation will bring on the roads on both sides of Atlantic three applications which will be globally harmonized, and will already bring huge (suggest the word significant or substantial) benefits to driversand all other road users. We will bring you

1. Cooperative Forward Collision Warning and Emergency Braking (or Forward Collision Avoidance) which can virtually eliminate this very common cause of highway crashes

2. Red light and stop sign violation warning and emergency braking, connected with pedestrian detection, as a first step towards collision-free intersections, and combating a very common cause of severe accidents

And a sustainability application, such as Eco-street, which can optimize the traffic for drivers and traffic managers, [in a number of intersections such as a street or city block,] for all vehicles, by using communication between vehicles and intersections, with [huge] substantial increase in efficiency, comfort and safety, with reductionsin emissions and p