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Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Readiness for Rural and Metro Areas: Nance

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This presentation was delivered at NADO's 2018 Annual Training Conference, held in Charlotte, NC on October 13-16. For more information, visit: https://www.nado.org/events/2018-annual-training-conference/

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Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Readiness for Rural and Metro Areas: Nance

  1. 1. Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Readiness for Rural and Metro Areas National Association of Development Organizations October 16, 2018
  2. 2. ❖ Intro to Topic and Region ❖ Centralina COG’s Role ❖ ACV – Metro MPO ❖ ACV – Rural RPO ❖ What’s Next AGENDA
  3. 3. 9 counties Charlotte
  4. 4. Charlotte Region’s Growth 2015 – Roughly 2.4 m residents 2015 to 2050 -- 1.8 m new residents ᷉ 1 new Charlotte ᷉ 2 new Raleighs 860 k new jobs
  5. 5. CONNECT OUR FUTURE Regional Growth Framework
  6. 6. ▪ Identified Strategic Freight Corridors ▪ Created Projects for MTPs ▪ Program and Policy Recommendations ▪ Freight as Early Adopter for ACV
  7. 7. TRAFFIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TIM) AUTONOMOUS / CONNECTED VEHICLES (ACV) INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (ITS)
  8. 8. Autonomous & Connected Vehicles Workshops ▪ Workshop 1: Clearing the Hype What’s coming in the next 5-10 years and NCDOT’s early strategy and response. ▪ Workshop 2: Discussing the Impacts How will ACVs impact our work and how we reach our long-range goals and objectives? ▪ Workshop 3: Developing an Action Plan Determine key steps the region can take to prepare for and make the most of this game-changing technology.
  9. 9. The Roadmap Action Plan includes specific near term actions that partners in the region can take to enhance preparedness for ACV. Given the fast pace of change with ACV technologies, this action plan is a living document. Autonomous & Connected Vehicles Roadmap Actions to Prepare the Greater Charlotte Region
  10. 10. • Convene regional leadership/partners • Seek opportunities to educate and inform • Consider ACV in planning studies and documents • Consider possible implications of ACV before making significant capital investments • Be part of the state and national conversation • Identify opportunities to be partners in pilot testing Autonomous & Connected Vehicles Roadmap Action Plan – Key Themes
  11. 11. Autonomous / Self-Driving Vehicles ▪ Autonomous functionality is here ▪ Don’t rely on connectivity – cameras and sensors detect vehicles and obstacles ▪ Fully AV does not require a human driver ▪ Phased in over time based on testing and acceptability ▪ Get ready for VMT ≠ VMD ▪ USDOT ITS Joint Programs Office 3.0 Vision
  12. 12. Connected Vehicles ▪ Vehicles communicate with each other, roadside, devices, other users • All equipped vehicles • Intersections • Pedestrians/cyclists (smartphone) ▪ Supplying useful info to driver instead of making choices for driver ▪ National Highway Transportation Safety Administration publishes rules on CV
  13. 13. Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
  14. 14. Michelle Nance, AICP Planning Director Centralina Council of Governments mnance@centralina.org

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