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Ray Murphy of FHWA host Chicago HS for Aricultural Sciences Shadow Day 02 08-12


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  1. 1. Ray Murphy, ITS Specialist / Electrical Engineer Careers in Transportation
  2. 2. Careers in Transportation... <ul><li>Job Title: ITS Specialist (Intelligent Transportation Systems) </li></ul><ul><li>How long: 11 yrs with US DOT & 24 yrs with Illinois DOT </li></ul><ul><li>Education: BSEE (Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering – Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago) </li></ul><ul><li>Career ladder: Electrical Construction, US Navy Officer, ITS Project Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Most important skill/attribute for success: Communications & Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Advice to those interested in Engineering: take a lot of math & science classes – make each day count; college degree & design your career around something you enjoy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ray Murphy, ITS Specialist / Electrical Engineer </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Professional Associations Careers in Transportation…
  4. 4. an average of about 118 people die each day Average of 40,000 fatalities annually <ul><ul><li>Develop integrated solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build markets </li></ul></ul>Winston Churchill’s quote captures it best… “ The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
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  9. 9. Intelligent Transportation Systems , is a broad range of wireless and wired communications-based information and electronics technologies that are integrated into transportation system and in vehicles themselves. ITS is made up of various types of technology based systems. These systems are divided into intelligent infrastructure systems and intelligent vehicle systems. The ITS program is addressed by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  10. 10. ITS Research = Multimodal and Connected www.ITS.DOT.GOV Vehicles and Fleets Wireless Devices Infrastructure Drivers/Operators
  11. 11. THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES Advisors to the Nation on Science, Engineering, and Medicine The National Academy of Sciences is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.  4 organizations comprise the Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering , the Institute of Medicine & the National Research Council (NRC). The work of the NRC is made possible by the world’s top scientists, engineers, and other professionals who volunteer their time without compensation to serve on committees and participate in activities.  Transportation Research Board (TRB) - is 1 of 6 major divisions of the NRC. TRB provides leadership in transportation innovation and progress through research & information exchange. TRB engages more than 7,000 engineers, scientists, & other transportation researchers & practitioners from the public and private sectors & academia, all of whom contribute their expertise in the public interest by participating on TRB committees, panels, and task forces. The program is supported by state transportation departments, federal agencies including the component administrations of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and other organizations and individuals interested in the development of transportation.
  12. 12. The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) was established in 1991 as a not-for-profit organization to foster the use of advanced technologies in surface transportation systems. They are one of the leading advocates for technologies that improve the safety, security and efficiency of the nation's surface transportation system.   Their members includes private corporations, public agencies, and academic institutions involved in the research, development and design of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technologies to enhance safety, increase mobility, and sustain the environment.   Mission - to be proactive leaders for all ITS stakeholders promoting collaboration and networking in research, development and design of ITS technologies to accelerate their deployment and sustain the environment. Vision - help save lives, time and money and sustain the environment through broad deployment of interoperable ITS technologies.
  13. 13. The ENTERPRISE Program is a FHWA Pooled Fund Study with member agencies from North America and Europe. Its main purpose is to use the pooled resources of its members, private sector partners and the United States federal government to develop, evaluate and deploy Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). Members Goals and Objectives <ul><li>The goals for ENTERPRISE aim to define areas of benefit which the group intends to pursue. ENTERPRISE goals include the following: </li></ul><ul><li>increase highway safety; </li></ul><ul><li>reduce highway congestion; </li></ul><ul><li>increase highway efficiency; </li></ul><ul><li>reduce environmental impacts of travel; </li></ul><ul><li>increase comfort and convenience of travel; and </li></ul><ul><li>support research and development of promising advanced technologies for use in solving transportation problems. </li></ul>
  14. 14. ITS Strategic Research Plan – Overall Work Program 2010 2011 2012 2013 Is Infrastructure Required for Security? Yes No Define Infrastructure Requirements Refine Application Strategy Yes No Deployment Scenarios Preliminary Financial Scenarios Preliminary Deployment Scenarios Final Financial Scenarios Final Governance & Certification Assess Driver Distraction Objective Tests Field Testing Application Assessment Objective Testing Requirements Determination Benefits Determination Field Testing Regulatory Decisions Applications Infrastructure Technology Market Penetration Sustainable Acceptable Scalability Additional Testing Other App Testing Note: Investments extend beyond 2013 Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) Standards Security Positioning Data Define Requirements Technical Testing Develop Business Options Retrofit Feasible? Fleet Turnover OK?
  15. 15. <ul><li>Goal: Safety </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vehicle to Vehicle Communications for Safety Vehicle to Infrastructure Communications for Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal: Mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-Time Data Capture and Management & Dynamic Mobility Applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Goal: Environment </li></ul>National, multi-modal surface transportation system that features a connected transportation environment among vehicles (cars, trucks, buses, fleets of all kinds), the infrastructure, and mobile devices to serve the public good by leveraging technology to maximize safety, mobility and environmental performance. Connectivity is achieved through dedicated short range communications (DSRC). <ul><ul><li>Applications for the Environment: Real-Time Information Synthesis (AERIS) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Real-time, environmental data from all sources will be integrated and available for use in multimodal transportation management and performance improvement and will contribute to better environmental practices. </li></ul></ul></ul>Five Year ITS Strategic Research Plan (2010 – 2014) Addressing the Problem!!!
  16. 16. A World With Connected Vehicles and Travelers “ Here I Am” / Where’s My Bus/Carpool? latitude, longitude, time, heading angle, speed, lateral acceleration, longitudinal acceleration, yaw rate, throttle position, brake status, steering angle, headlight status, wiper status, external temperature, turn signal status, vehicle length, vehicle width, vehicle mass, bumper height
  17. 17. Mobility and Environment <ul><li>Enhance mobility and environmental benefits through fewer crashes and richer data </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Clarus Initiative <ul><li>A database management system for all surface transportation weather observations in North America </li></ul><ul><li>One database removes borders </li></ul><ul><li>Provides advanced quality checking for both atmospheric & pavement data </li></ul><ul><li>Includes extensive metadata </li></ul> <ul><li>Easy access via web portal & subscription </li></ul>Road Weather Management…
  19. 19. <ul><li>The Clarus System provides near real-time atmospheric and pavement observations from participating states’ environmental sensor stations (ESS). </li></ul><ul><li>Functions include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>data assimilation, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>quality checking, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>data dissemination </li></ul></ul>
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  21. 21. Vehicle-based Probe Data Weather Data & the Connected Vehicle
  22. 22. The Vehicle Data Translator (VDT) <ul><li>Functions </li></ul><ul><li>Parsing </li></ul><ul><li>Filtering </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Checking </li></ul><ul><li>Data integration </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical processing </li></ul><ul><li>Data export </li></ul>VDT Data Parser Processing Cache Data Filtering Algorithms Data Quality Checking Statistical Processing Output Queue Ancillary Data Data Subscribers sophisticated processing of data developed by NCAR (National Center for Atmospheric Research) Data Network
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  24. 24. Best wishes with your education and future careers… <ul><ul><li>Ray Murphy, US DOT - FHWA 708-215-0979 </li></ul></ul>