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January 2019

Cybersecurity Challenges and Pathways in the Context of Connected Vehicle Systems:
As vehicles become more automated, security issues in automotive systems such as radar and dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) must be thoroughly examined.
Demonstrating Plug-in Electric Vehicles Smart Charging and Storage Supporting the Grid:
A modern Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PEV), when plugged into the electricity grid, could serve as a supplemental energy storage device, using the battery to provide electricity for peak demand and congestion.
Preparing for the Future of Transporation, Automated Vehicle 3.0:
The United States Department of Transportation's (USDOT)'s development of a flexible, responsible approach to a framework for multimodal automation. It introduces guiding principles and describes the Department's strategy to address existing barriers to safety innovation and progress.


December 2018

2018 Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index:
A survey of the worldwide readiness and adaption of Autonomous Vehicles.


November 2018

Real World Meets Virtual World - Augmented Reality Makes Driverless Vehicle Testing Faster, Safer, and Cheaper:
A report that details how combining computer generated driving scenarios with reality testing has the potential to speed up and reduce the cost of testing self-driving vehicles.

Human Factors Design Guidance for Level 2 And Level 3 Automated Driving Concepts:
A report that and provides guidance for designing Driver Vehicle interfaces (DVI)s in partially self-driving cars to create safe and efficient vehicle operations.

Radar and Lidar Systems In Intelligent Transportation Systems Modular Robotics Activity Worksheets:
Curriculum Resource
Students will learn the functionality of sensors in autonomous vehicles by building a robotic vehicle in seven activities. (For use with 'Radar and Lidar Systems in Intelligent Transportation Systems Modular Robotics Lesson Plans')

Radar and Lidar Systems In Intelligent Transportation Systems Modular Robotics Lesson Plans:
Curriculum Resource
A STEM lesson where students simulate how autonomous technology systems work by designing and constructing a connected vehicle or other modular structure that is able to interact with the surrounding environment. (For use with 'Radar and Lidar Systems in Intelligent Transportation Systems Modular Robotics Activity Worksheets')

The Future of the Connected Vehicle, Creating the Educational Pipeline:
The presentation made to the 2018 Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) Summit, on the role of the CAAT in educating students for jobs in connected vehicle technologies.

Connected Vehicle (Sphero) Programming Activity for Grades 9-12:
Curriculum Resource
A hands-on programming exercise for grades 9-12 using a Sphero robot to demonstrate Connected Vehicle (CV) ideas. Data will be captured and analyzed in order to answer questions relating to vehicle communications and safety.


October 2018

2018 WSU Electric-Drive Vehicle Technology Professional Development Course:
Curriculum Resource
This course is designed to provide the fundamentals of electric-drive vehicle powertrain configurations, electric propulsion components, energy storage systems, and power electronics and electronic machines.

Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Price Report, July 2018:
A report from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) that compares the prices of alternative fuels to gasoline and diesel prices in the U.S.

Connected, Automated, and Intelligent Vehicles SEMATA-MATA October 2018:
The Connected, Automated, and Intelligent Vehicles powerpoint presentation from the October 4, 2018 SEMATA/MATA conference at Macomb Community College.

Connected Vehicle - Mobility:
A factsheet from U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that describes the connected vehicle applications that utilize real-time data to provide traffic information for transportation management and alerts and safety messages to drivers.

Connected Vehicles Demonstration Lesson Plan for Grades 9-12:
Curriculum Resource
A lesson plan by NanoSonic, Leidos, Giles County Public Schools, introduces students to the basic ideas of how vehicles can be interconnected to each other as well as to the transportation infrastructure, to provide driver safety prompts as well as direct vehicle control.

NVIDIA Self-Driving Safety Report:
This report by NVIDIA describes how automated cars conform to industry guidelines and how companies are constructing security failsafes.

Policies That Impact the Acceleration of Electric Vehicle Adoption:
A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on the results of successful public and private initiatives, and state and federal policies designed to encourage the adoption of EVs and the related infrastructure.

Preparing for the Future of Transportation - Automated Vehicle 3.0:
A report from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) that offers guidance for the development of automated vehicles and builds upon Automated Driving Systems: A Vision for Safety 2.0.

Roadmap to Vehicle Connectivity:
A report from SFB Consulting offering recommendations on infrastructure, regulatory, and security requirements for autonomous and connected vehicles.


September 2018

A Matter of Trust - Ford's Approach to Developing Self-Driving Vehicles:
In this report, Ford Motor Company discusses the trust customers must have before adopting new mobility solutions and self-driving vehicles, and how Ford is prioritizing safety and working closely with industry and government partners to apply these technologies to solve the challenges we face today.

Alternative Fuels - ITS Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned:
This factsheet by Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) reviews some of the benefits and costs of switching to alternative fuels, and discusses ways to alleviate range-anxiety, which is one of the major hurdles to adoption.

Driver Assistance, Navigation and Route Guidance, Driver Communications, In-Vehicle Monitoring and Safety:
A factsheet by ITS that focuses on in-vehicle navigation, communications, and monitoring technologies that may reduce driver error, increase safety, save time and generate data for future improvements.

Enabling Fast Charging - A Technology Gap Assessment:
A report by the US Department of Energy analyzing the current infrastructure and the possibility of extreme fast charging (XFC) at 400-kW to make battery electric vehicle charging competitive with internal combustion engine vehicle refueling.

Impact of Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared (ACES) Vehicles on Design, Materials, Manufacturing, and Business Models:
This paper by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR), assesses the impact of ACES vehicles to help industry better understand and design future transportation.


August 2018

A factsheet describing how autonomous vehicles operating on connected vehicle networks can reduce fuel consumption, decrease emissions and travel time and save thousands of lives each year.

Automated Vehicles - Driver Assistance:
A factsheet describing how controlling vehicle speed with connected technology can reduce fuel consumption, emissions and travel time, while also increasing safety.

Connected Vehicles - Environmental Applications:
A factsheet describing how connected vehicle technology can reduce fuel consumption and emissions.

Electric Vehicles and the California Grid:
This report explores how the power grid may be challenged or helped by the widespread use of electric vehicles.

Preparing for Automated Vehicles - Traffic Safety Issues for States:
This report analyzes market trends and finds that most autonomous vehicles, at least for the foreseeable future, will share driving responsibility with humans, and are likely do so for many decades.


July 2018

Automaker Rankings 2018: Environmental Performance of Car Companies:
An analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists looks at vehicle emissions technologies, progress and results by automotive manufacturers.

Cleaner Cars are Good for Jobs:
A report by the Union of Concerned Scientists on the strengthening of the economy with the addition of jobs to support new automotive technologies.

New Course Development and Assessment Tools in Automotive Lightweighing:
A paper by Kettering University Professor Raghu Echempati, presented at the 2018 ASEE conference, on developing and teaching new courses in advanced automotive lightweighting.

Opportunities to Encourage On-Road Connected and Automated Vehicle Testing:
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) offers recommendations to explore activities and opportunities in connected and autonomous vehicle testing.


June 2018

Advancing Data Utility While Mitigating Privacy Risk:
A fact sheet describing the method to limit the risk of traveler identification using a combination of map data and information theory.

Electric Car, American Industry and Innovation Science Lesson Plan:
Students will become familiar with how an electric car and a car with an internal combustion engine work. Use this resource in conjunction with the Electric Car Video resource below.

Electric Car Video:
An educational video describing how new technology is driving development of the electric car and related public policy.This video was designed to support the Electric Car, American Industry and Innovation Science Lesson Plan (above).

Potential Energy and Emission Benefits of Vehicle Automation and Connectivity:
This paper presents the energy and emission impacts of highway driving using cooperative adaptive cruise control (CACC).

America's Workforce and the Self-Driving Future:
This report provides a comprehensive view on the cost and benefits of self-driving technologies, including $3 to $6 trillion in consumer and societal benefits and moderate workforce impacts.

Connected Vehicles Are Coming:
This document describes some of the practical applications of connected technology improving safety, mobility, and environmental sustainability.