National Dialogue on Highway Automation: Introductory Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the upcoming National Dialogue meetings, discuss ongoing and planned national initiatives in automation, and present top highway automation focus areas to be explored through the Dialogue. Speakers will include key FHWA officials in automation and representatives from partner organizations. Participants will also have an opportunity to provide input during the webinar.

Automated vehicles have the potential to significantly transform the nation’s roadways. They offer potential benefits in safety but also introduce uncertainty for the agencies responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the roadway infrastructure. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is initiating a national conversation with partners and stakeholders to better understand the implications of highway automation, to facilitate innovation, and to enable broader collaboration in this area. This National Dialogue on Highway Automation will commence with a series of meetings held across the country to facilitate information sharing, identify key issues, and prepare the broader transportation community to safely and efficiently integrate automated vehicles into the road network. Input received during the National Dialogue will help inform national research, policy, and programs and will aid in the development of a national transportation community for automation.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the purpose, goals, focus areas, and schedule of the upcoming series of National Dialogue meetings.
  • Hear from partner organizations about their interest in learning from stakeholders on automated vehicles.
  • Share input on the focus areas of the National Dialogue meetings.
  • Ask questions of U.S. DOT staff and partner organization representatives.

Target Audiences

  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), technology developers, technology suppliers, transportation network companies (TNCs), associations, State and local governments, and other public-sector partners
  • People working in policy and planning, digital infrastructure and data, multimodal safety and infrastructure design, operations, and freight related to the use of automated vehicles on the nation’s roadways

Full details and registration information are available via the Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office.

Event Date
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm