Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT)

Roadway Safety in a Cooperative Automated World

Highway automation is not years away, or even days away. It’s here now, causing a number of state transportation agencies to react with initiatives related to preparing and supporting Connected Automated Vehicles (CAVs) on U.S. roadways.


Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)

Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) deals with CAVs, which are vehicles capable of driving on their own with limited or no human involvement in navigation and control. Per the definition adopted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are six levels of automation (Levels 0-2: driver assistance and Levels 3-5: HAV), each of which requires its own specification and marketplace considerations.


Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) and Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs)

For traffic safety, vehicle-to-everything communications is the wireless exchange of critical safety and operational data between vehicles and anything else. The "X" could be roadway infrastructure, other vehicles, roadway workers or other safety and communication devices. ATSSA members are at the forefront of these technologies, and are working with stakeholders across new industries to see these innovations come to life.


Sensor Technology

CAVs rely on three main groups of sensors: camera, radar, and Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR). The camera sensors capture moving objects and the outlines of roadway devices to get speed and distance data. Short- and long-range radar sensors work to detect traffic from the front and the back of CAVs. LIDAR systems produce three-dimensional images of both moving and stationary objects. 


For more information about ATSSA’s efforts on CAT and CAV’s and their interaction with our member products check out the resources below.




Resources

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Annual sponsorship opportunities available for The ATSS Foundation

Partner with The Foundation to support programs for families impacted by work zone tragedies

Opportunities are now available to partner with The American Traffic Safety Services Foundation to support families whose lives have been impacted by work zone tragedies and to help promote the importance of safe driving through work zones.

Foundation sponsors are companies and organizations committed to the core purpose of The Foundation’s programs. Sponsors support initiatives such as maintenance of the physical National Work Zone Memorial, honoring the lives of roadway workers lost or permanently disabled in work zone crashes, and educating the public on the Toward Zero Deaths initiative.

“Companies and organizations that serve as sponsors play a critical role in accomplishing The Foundation’s goals,” said Associate Director Lori Diaz. “Their commitment as sponsors for one to three years makes a difference in our ability to assist families, honor people killed in tragic accidents, and educate the public about the importance of work zone safety.”

Sponsorships are available at the platinum and gold levels. Platinum sponsors make a 3-year commitment of $2,500 per year or a lump sum of $6,000. Gold sponsors make a 1-year commitment of $1,000 per year.

Sponsors receive benefits and branding opportunities throughout the year and during ATSSA’s Midyear Meeting (Midyear Digital for 2020), during ATSSA’s Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, and during three Foundation events associated with the Convention – a fun run, golf tournament and sporting clays competition.

Full details and a sponsorship form are available online.

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