Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT)

Cooperative Automated Transportation

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

ATSSA announces 2021 New Products Rollout participants

Exhibitors to showcase most innovative products in roadway safety infrastructure industry

Contact: Maria Robertson

ATSSA Director of Marketing & Communications

540-376-3891

communications@atssa.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (Jan. 7, 2021) – The American Traffic Safety Services Association  selected nine companies to participate in its 2021 New Products Rollout  event, which is held in conjunction with the 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo being held online over two weeks in February.

Typically, more than 3,700 people attend the largest roadway safety tradeshow in North America to see some of the latest innovations in the roadway safety infrastructure industry. The products submitted as part of NPRO are comprised of a wide range of devices designed to save lives on our nation’s roadways.

This year’s Convention is being held Feb. 8-12 and 16-18.

“The 2021 lineup will be presented on Feb. 16 during ATSSA’s New Products Rollout Live Show, which takes place on the Convention & Traffic Expo online platform,” said ATSSA Director of Innovation & Technical Services Eric Perry. “This event features products released in 2020 that give a snapshot of some of the latest advancements for the roadway safety infrastructure industry.”

This year, NPRO participants will provide 5-minute presentations on their products from 2-3 p.m. EST on Feb. 16 in front of attendees and a panel of ATSSA Innovation Award judges who serve in public transportation positions. The judges will select the top two products, which are then announced as winners of the ATSSA Innovation Awards during ATSSA’s Circle of Innovation, held from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EST on Feb. 18. Award winners also get the opportunity to present their winning products during the Circle of Innovation, which is attended by key members of the industry.

The participants and products for the 2021 New Products Rollout are:

Company: ConeIQ, Sterling, Va.

Product: ConeIQ uses technology to simplify building of work zones and improve traffic control safety with a digital record.

 

Company: Elecsys, Olathe, Kan.

Product: RoadConnect/ImpactAlert is a cloud-based software platform for DOTs to manage roadside safety device inventory.

 

Company: Horizon Signal, Reading, Pa.

Product: Work Zone Speed Control System identifies speeding vehicles approaching the work zones and presents them with a red signal before entering the work zone.

 

Company: PPP Transportation Safety Innovations, Jacksonville, Fla.

Product: X-Marker is a temporary traffic control device to identify closed lanes.

 

Company: Royal Innovative Solutions, Coopersburg, Pa.

Product: Level 3 Technology Package is for truck-mounted attenuators to aid work zone safety.

 

Company: Sales Solutions Inc., Martinsburg, W.Va.

Product: +Lightline is synced with traffic lights at crosswalks to provide additional awareness for pedestrians.

 

Company: Shur-Tite Products, Hutto, Texas

Product: U-Flex is a flexible surface mount post that can be quickly installed to reduce time in traffic.

 

Company: Skip-Line LLC, La Grande, Ore.

Product: Spec-Rite Online is a software management tool for pavement marking equipment that aids in decision making

 

Company: 3M, Saint Paul, Minn. 

Product: HP Latex 1500 Printer is a digital printer for traffic sign production.

 

For details on ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo, visit Expo.ATSSA.com.

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ATSSA’s core purpose is to advance roadway safety. ATSSA represents the roadway safety industry with effective legislative advocacy and a far-reaching member partnership. The association also leads the nation in work zone safety training and education for roadway workers across the country. ATSSA members accomplish the advancement of roadway safety through the design, manufacture, and installation of road safety and traffic control devices. Visit ATSSA.com to learn more.

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