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March 2019

Advancing Additive Manufacturing into the Mobility Industry:
Additive manufacturing describes a group of technologies that build 3-dimensional (3D) objects by adding layer-upon-layer of any material. Automakers have been using additive manufacturing for rapid prototyping for two decades. A few manufacturers are now taking additive manufacturing to the next level in the creation of production parts.

Automated Vehicles Have Arrived - What's a Transit Agency to Do:
Although there is a potential upside to having driverless, robot-taxis provide all imagined passenger trips, it is necessary to ensure fairness in the access, regardless of one's ability to pay or mobility level. The ideal scenario for public transit planners would be an optimized, dense, and always available transit network that is also affordable for the rider.

Introduction to Arduino - Getting Connected and Blinking LEDs Activity for Grades 9-12:
Curriculum Resource
In this activity, students use the Arduino, microcontroller designed by engineers to be relatively easy to use and ideal for student projects. The Students are guided through the connection process, helped to troubleshoot common pitfalls, and write their first Arduino programs. They are given the open-ended challenge to create their own blinking LED code-such as writing Morse code messages and mimicking the rhythm of a heartbeat.

MATA 2019: Emerging Automotive Technologies and Technicians:
“Emerging Automotive Technologies and Technicians” was prepared for the Michigan Automotive Teachers Association (MATA) conference held on March 14, 2019. Jobs for automotive technicians are steadily increasing. Automotive technicians with skills in electronics and software will be needed to service automated, connected, electric, and lightweight material vehicles. Three megatrends will influence the skills that future automotive technicians will need to work on advanced technology vehicles: Electro-mechanical systems controlled by computers, Electrified powertrains and Lightweight materials.

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February 2019

Business Driving Demand for Electric Vehicles:
A report that provides an insight to the companies that are members of EV100 and their progress in influencing the conversion to electric vehicles for transportation and fleet use.

Electric Vehicle Sales Forecast and the Charging Infrastructure Required through 2030:
A report on the expected number of electric vehicle sales between the years 2018 and 2030 and an estimation of the associated charging infrastructure needs.

Next Generation Grid Communications for Residential Plug-in Electric Vehicles:
This project facilitates communication between utilities, PEV charging stations, and residential PEV customers, including the development of cloud-to-cloud Open Automated Demand Response 2.0b communication so the consumer can receive daily rate schedules from the utility provider.

Keeping It Moving from Electrons to Electric Motors - Hands-on Activity for Grades 9-12:
Curriculum Resource
Design and construct simple vehicles. Explain how electric current is formed within a battery. Describe the energy conversions in the model's operation. Calculate the energy produced over distance. Observe, calculate and compare the velocities of vehicles. Calculate and compare the vehicle's power to other vehicles.

Sustainable and Intelligent Transportation Lesson Plan for Grades 9-12:
Curriculum Resource
Investigate solutions for reducing fuel consumption. Calculate costs for transportation for multiple modes of transportation. Calculate the carbon footprint and compare different modes of travel.

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January 2019

Cybersecurity Skills Gap Analysis:
This report identifies the following four categories of occupations among the cybersecurity workforce, each associated with distinct aspects of cybersecurity.
  • Frontline cybersecurity workers
  • Cyber-sensitive service workers
  • Physical security and access workers
  • Indirect cyber-related workers

Measuring Automated Vehicle Safety, Forging a Framework:
This report presents a method for measuring autonomous vehicle safety in a technology and brand neutral way represented by the following three part framework
  • Settings: contexts that give rise to safety measures
  • Stages: the life stages of AV models during which these measures can be generated
  • Measures: the meaning of new and traditional measures obtained in each setting as AVs move through each stage

Mcity ABC Test - A Concept to Assess the Safety Performance of Highly Automated Vehicles:
In this report, Mcity describes the test-track-based procedure called the "Mcity ABC Test", a complete and comprehensive testing of autonomous vehicles. The three-part procedure includes:
  • Accelerated evaluation covering the driving scenarios responsible for the most common motor vehicle crashes
  • Behavior competence testing to ensure the automated vehicles demonstrate they can handle the majority of driving scenarios
  • Corner cases, or test situations that push the limits of these highly advanced automated vehicles

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.

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.

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.

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December 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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