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CTR Introduction

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An introductory presentation outlining CTR's role in transportation technology in Texas. Presented to the 2017 D-STOP Symposium.

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CTR Introduction

  1. 1. Center for Transportation Research UT Austin 1616 Guadalupe, Suite 4.202 Austin, Texas 78701 http://ctr.utexas.edu/
  2. 2. Vision • Serve the public through transportation research, linking research with practice, and promoting a safer, happier, & healthier society. • Contribute to development of transportation workforce through research-based & experiential learning.
  3. 3. CTR Library • TxDOT Research Library • One of the 1st and largest resources affiliated with a university or DOT • Over 24,000 catalog items
  4. 4. ITS Initiatives in the State of Texas Projects from the Center for Transportation Research at The University of Texas at Austin (Thanks to Alice Chu and Kristie Chin)
  5. 5. Areas of Research Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Emerging Technologies Policy Impact Analysis Pavements & Infrastructure
  6. 6. Areas of Research Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Emerging Technologies Policy Impact Analysis Pavements & Infrastructure
  7. 7. Connected & Autonomous Vehicles  Objective – Develop a framework to harness and mature wireless technology to improve transportation safety – Cyber-security considerations in V2X communications  Outcomes – Research and technology transfer – Improved roadway safety – Effective and customized safety systems – Improved privacy & security Communications and Radar-Supported Transportation Operations and Planning / Related Research Projects
  8. 8. Connected & Autonomous Vehicles Consumer Preferences and Willingness to Pay for Advanced Vehicle Technology Options and Fuel Types  Objective – Analyze consumer preferences for advanced vehicular technologies  Outcomes – Heterogeneity in preferences for wireless internet, vehicle connectivity, voice command features – Less heterogeneity in preferences for real-time traveler information Data-Supported Transportation Operations & Planning Other Projects  Transit Demand and Routing after Autonomous Vehicle Availability  Semi-Autonomous Parking for Enhanced Safety and Efficiency  Learning Approach to Beam Alignment for mmWave Vehicular Communications
  9. 9. Thank you!

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