Connected & Automated Vehicle Scenario Planning
Transportation partners collaborating to study and plan for connected and autonomous vehicles
Materials for the connected and automated vehicle (CAV) scenario planning workshops now available online. MnDOT hosted a series of 12 workshops to explore how connected and automated vehicles (CAV) could change transportation and life in Minnesota in the next 20 years. These workshops were held in cities across Minnesota in 2018 and early 2019 to gain insight on how different CAV futures may impact Minnesotans and to develop approaches for the benefit of people across the state.
During the workshops, transportation stakeholders explored four possible connected and automated vehicle futures looking out to 2040 with varying levels of the following:
- Automation: Degree to which vehicles are automated and driver is in control or is needed
- Connectivity: Degree to which vehicles can communicate with other vehicles (vehicle to vehicle or V2V), infrastructure (vehicle to infrastructure or V2I), other devices (vehicle to other or V2X)
- Electrification: Growth in electric vehicles and charging and other infrastructure to support their use. While not necessary for automation, future automated fleets are typically assumed to be electric
- Shared mobility: Shared use of a vehicle, bicycle, scooter, or other transportation mode. Shared mobility allows users to access transportation on an as needed basis and without needed to own it
Responses from these workshops are being analyzed and will be presented in a report expected summer 2019. The responses will be used to inform MnDOT’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Strategic Plan (summer 2019) and its Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan (process kicks off later this year). Input will help MnDOT plan for a connected and automated future regardless of which scenario (or combination) may occur.
More information and all workshop materials can be found by clicking the link below.