Past Events

Dr. Robin Brewer Headshot
Nicole Ellison Headshot
CCAT Research Review
July 29, 2020
1:00-2:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Research Review, presenting:

Dr. Robin Brewer, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan – School of Information, Computer Science, and Engineering
Dr. Nicole Ellison, Karl E. Weick Collegiate Professor, University of Michigan – School of Information
Supporting People with Vision Impairments in Automated Vehicles

In this presentation, the researchers will cover three projects, including “Supporting People with Vision Impairments in Automated Vehicles“. They focus on the perceived barriers and design solutions of autonomous vehicles from the perspective of blind and low vision people. They will also examine the broader transportation ecosystem and how ridesharing services, a proxy to understanding AV use, are experienced by people with vision impairments.

Amy Ford Headshot
Sara Davidson Headshot
CCAT Lunch & Learn Seminar
June 25, 2020
11:00-12:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Lunch & Learn Seminar, presenting:

Amy Ford, Director, Mobility on Demand Alliance (ITS America) and Sara Davidson, Technical Lead of Smart Systems, ITS America
How COVID-19 Curbs Demand for MOD

On-demand mobility has been revolutionizing how people move and transforming public/private partnerships. From calling a Lyft or Uber to hopping on a scooter or bike, mobility has never been easier…then came COVID. These mobility services and the partnerships with cities and transit agencies have each been dramatically impacted. Amy Ford and Sara Davidson assessed how the MOD industry is adapting to mobility in the time of Corona and what this might mean for the sustainability of “gig mobility” – especially as investment in infrastructure and transportation may help to jumpstart the economy post-COVID-19. You can view the presentation file here, and watch the presentation in its entirety below.

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CCAT Research Review
June 2, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Research Review, presenting:

Dr. Shan Bao, Associate Professor, University of Michigan – Dearborn, Associate Research Scientist, UMTRI
Modeling Drivers’ Route Choices and Route Compliance when Interacting with An Eco-Routing Navigation System

The development of advanced technologies has provided options for energy-saving route alternatives, Eco-routing choices. Eco-routing is the identification of the most energy-efficient route for a vehicle to travel between two points and is offered as a way in which drivers can reduce fuel consumption and consequently reduce the carbon footprint of their journeys. This work proposes methods of assessing and modeling how vehicle connectivity based eco-routing choices impact a driver’s decision-making when provided with different sources of information. This free webinar will include a Q&A session.

Dr. Siqian Shen Headshot
CCAT Lunch & Learn Seminar
May 7, 2020
11:00-12:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Lunch & Learn Seminar, presenting:

Dr. Siqian Shen, Associate Professor of Industrial & Operations Engineering, Univerity of Michigan
Transportation & Logistics in a COVID-19 Era

The coronavirus has had a major impact on all industries across the globe. Policymakers, companies, and households have had to rapidly adapt to this pandemic. This CCAT ‘Lunch & Learn’ seminar will be brought Dr. Siqian Shen, Associate Professor of Industrial & Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan, to discuss her recently released article, “A Summary of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Tool for Fighting COVID-19“. This seminar had a focus on transportation & logistical-related problems and included a Q&A session. The slides for this presentation can be found here, and the video can be found below.

April 14, 2020

CCAT 20/20 Global Symposium

To see the event program and to watch the event, go here.

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Dr. Nedunuri Headshot
On The Road To The CCAT Global Symposium – CSU Webinar
April 9, 2020
3:00-3:30 PM EST

Please join us for the ‘On The Road To The CCAT Global Symposium’ webinar, presenting:

Krishnakumar V. Nedunuri and Ramanitharan Kandiah
Incorporating Air Pollution Information into CAV Systems

The 20/20 CCAT Global Symposium on Connected and Automated Transportation planned to feature a research presentation from Central State University and their research project on CAV technology and greenhouse gases. This free seminar will move this in-person presentation right into the comfort of your office. You can read the complete abstract here.

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On The Road To The CCAT Global Symposium
April 7, 2020
2:00-2:30 PM EST

Please join us for the ‘On The Road To The CCAT Global Symposium’ webinar, presenting:

Darcy Bullock, Lyles Family Professor of Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Intelligent Sidewalk De-icing and Pre-treatment with Connected Campus Maintenance Vehicles

The 20/20 CCAT Global Symposium on Connected and Automated Transportation planned to feature a research demonstration run by Professor Darcy Bullock of Purdue University. This demonstration would have allowed our attendees to ride in a two-person EV as it sprayed brine along a programmed route. The technology hopes to be used on large trucks during winter months on bridge decks and hills to prevent infrastructure aging, reduce environmental impact, and increase cost savings. This free seminar will move this in-person demonstration right into the comfort of your office. You can read the complete abstract here.

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Dr. Shuo Feng Headshot
CCAT Research Review
March 24, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Research Review webinar, presenting:

Dr. Yiheng Feng and Dr. Shuo Feng

Safety Assessment of Highly Automated Driving Systems – A New Framework

There are three major safety assessment methods for transportation researchers: simulation, test track, and public roads. Test tracks provide a safe, cost-effective testing environment, but they typically cannot provide a level of background traffic that may be necessary for testing. Dr. Yiheng and Shuo Feng of U-M will present on a new safety assessment framework to address these limitations. First, an augmented reality testing platform is constructed to create simulated traffic within test tracks that can interact with real, automated driving systems. Second, a testing scenario library generation (TSLG) method is developed to systematically generate sets of critical scenarios under different operational design domains (ODDs). This free webinar will include a Q&A session. You can read the abstract for this project here.

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Dr. Samuel Labi Headshot
CCAT Research Review
February 25, 2020
2:00-3:00 PM EST

Please join us for the CCAT Research Review webinar, presenting:

Dr. Sikai Chen and Dr. Samuel Labi

Collision avoidance framework for autonomous vehicles under crash imminent situations

The United States saw over 36,000 fatal car accidents in 2018, and many researchers work on the assumption that vehicle automation will significantly reduce this number. Others find that mixed-traffic scenarios will increase roadway crashes, possibly due to inadequate algorithms that cannot predict aggressive, human drivers. ‘Collision avoidance framework for autonomous vehicles under crash imminent situations‘, a CCAT funded project, is expected to address this issue by investigating acceleration and deceleration strategies. This crash avoidance framework will then be validated through simulation and real-world testing. This free webinar will include a Q&A session with the researchers.

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January 12, 2020

CCAT Reception at TRB 2020

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
Location: Shaw/LeDroit Park Room (Level M3)

Registration for the CCAT 20/20 Global Symposium will go live at the event and online!

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December 17, 2019

2019 ITS Michigan Holiday Mixer

Keynote Speaker – Brett Smith (Center for Automotive Research)

Pricing: $25 ITS MI Member/$40 Non-member

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CCAT Distinguished Speaker Series
November 19, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 PM
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Library

Please join us for the CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series event, presenting:

Larry Head, Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering, University of Arizona
V2X Applications for Safety and Mobility

Larry Head is a Professor of Systems and Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona. He has over 30 years of academic and industry experience related to systems engineering, engineering management, adaptive traffic signal control and priority, and connected and automated vehicle systems. He is a member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Intelligent Transportation Systems committee and the TRB Traffic Signal Systems committee. He is an associate editor of Transportation Research – Part C and a member of TRB, SAE, INFORMS, IISE, and IEEE.

Professor Head discussed two V2X prototype systems that his team has developed including,  the Multi Modal Intelligent Traffic Signal to improve mobility, and the CV Work Zone for Freight Vehicles for safety. Professor Head also discussed emerging research on the use of infrastructure-based and vehicle-based sensors to create a framework for safety monitoring and assessment of connected and autonomous vehicles.

You can watch the full lecture below:

November 2, 2019

Self Driving Symposium

Washtenaw Community College
Crane Liberal Arts Building, LA275
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Schedule
9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Check-In and Breakfast
10:30 AM-10:45 AM: Welcoming Remarks
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM: Carla Bailo
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM: Kristie Pfosi
12:30 PM – 1:35 PM: Lunch
1:35 PM – 2:20 PM: Mary Lynn Buonarosa
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Kirk Steudle

Registration Fees
Members & Non-members: $10
Students: FREE

Registration can be found HERE and the flyer can be found HERE

Professor Richard de Neufville
CCAT Distinguished Speaker Series
October 29, 2019
3:30 – 4:20 PM
Purdue University PHY 223

Please join us for the CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series event, presenting:

Richard de Neufville, Professor, MIT
Flexibility in Engineering Design: Implications for Autonomous Vehicle Transportation and Infrastructure

Professor de Neufville is an outstanding engineer and educator whose innovations in system design flexibility inspires a fundamental shift in the engineering design paradigm. He is hte author of six texts that address topics in systems engineering, airport management, and design flexibility. Professor de Neufville founded the MIT Technology & Policy Program, and is a member of the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. Professor de Neufville is known worldwide for his expertise in airport systems planning, design, and management, and has worked on major airport projects worldwide. In 2018, the ASCE awarded Prof. de Neufville the Horonjeff Prize in recognition of his contributions to air transport engineering. He earned a PhD from MIT in 1965 and then served as a first White House Fellow for President Lyndon Johnson. He did his military service in the Army Corps of Engineers as an Airborne Ranger officer.

View Professor de Neufville’s presentation here

September 25-26, 2019 

ITS Michigan 2019 Annual Meeting

Registration is closed, but the event program can be found HERE

Sridhar Lakshmanan
CCAT Research Review
September 6, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Please join us for the CCAT inaugural Research Review webinar, presenting:

Sridhar Lakshmanan, Ph.D

Reliable V2V Communication Networks: Applications in Fuel-Efficient Platooning

Sridhar Lakshmanan is an Educator, Researcher, and Faculty member at the University of Michigan – Dearborn. He was won many awards for his work at the University. His publications on automotive radars won the 2001 IEEE Best Paper Award from the Vehicular Electronics Society, and on semi-truck platooning won the 2019 GVSETS Conference Best Paper Award from NDIA. Sridhar is also and an inventor and entrepreneur. In 2002, two years before the DARPA Grand Challenge his company M-Vision, Inc. fielded a system to steer a 20-ton driverless U.S. Army Stryker vehicle at highway speeds. Finally, Sridhar is a mentor. He has mentored the City of Detroit’s Public Lighting Department and Authority. His estimates have been used in the City’s historic bankruptcy filings in federal courts, and in the system-wide overhaul of the City’s streetlights. Sridhar got his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst in 1991.

Join us as Sridhar discusses CCAT funded project: Reliable V2V Communication Networks – Applications in Fuel-Efficient Platooning. The webinar will provide a deep dive into vehicle-to-vehicle communication in truck platooning along with determining where Dedicated short-range communication (DSRC) fails and where cellular vehicle-to-everything (CV2X) can fill in the gaps. The presentation will conclude with a Q&A session. You can watch the complete webinar below:

August 8th, 2019

ITE Michigan and ITS Michigan Tigers Game Outing

7:10pm vs. Kansas City Royals

HRC Office (Suite 1650)

535 Griswold St.

Detroit, MI 48226

More information can be found here.

June 6, 2019

a2tech360 presents: 2019 Mobility Summit

Graduate Ann Arbor

615 East Huron Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

May 31st, 2019

1st Annual Conference on Next-Generation

Transport Systems

MRGN 121, Discovery Park

West Lafayette, IN 47907

The 1st Annual Conference on Next-Generation Transport Systems is a student-organized conference. The success of this event has led to planning for a year-two conference. Conference proceedings can be found here.

CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series
May 16, 2019
2:15 – 3:15 PM
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Library

Please join us for the CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series event, presenting:

Paul C. Ajegba, P.E., Director, MDOT

Connecting Infrastructure and Technology for sustainable safety and mobility

Paul C. Ajegba is the director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). Ajegba has committed his 28-years career with MDOT to improving the planning, design and construction of Michigan roadways and infrastructure. Ajeba and his team facilitated the innovative US-23 Flex Route – a project nominated for the America’s Transportation Award, landing among the top 12 national finalists. Other notable projects that Ajegba played an important role include the I-94 rehabilitation project in Ann Arbor/Jackson, the I-96/US-23 interchange, and the I-75 freeway project.

Join the Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation as he shares the owner/operator perspective on how we can solve pre-existing challenges with cutting-edge solutions and enable societal and economic benefits for an improved quality of life. Please join us!

View Paul’s presentation here

May 11, 2019

WCC Supports Square One’s 12th IVD Challenge Competition Hosted At

Kettering University’s GM Mobility Center Test Track 10AM – 4PM

Kettering University GM Mobility Research Center

1700 University Avenue

Flint, MI 48504

Student-built vehicles will hit the proving grounds at Kettering University’s GM Mobility Center Test Track for Square One’s 12th IVD Challenge Competition. This event is the culmination of a year-long program. Students put their design and engineering skills to the test as they build customized connected, autonomous, and electric vehicles from the ground up and then compete with other schools from across the Great Lakes region in vehicle performance. WCC will be there supporting the project teams in the competition. More information can be found here and here.

May 13-14, 2019

Washtenaw Community College Hosts

IEEE Standards Association P2020 Working Goup

May 14-16, 2019

Washtenaw Community College Participates In

AutoSens At Michigan Science Center Conference

Michigan Science Center

5020 John R St.

Detroit, MI 48202

WCC will be exhibiting ATC programs. More information can be found here.

May 15, 2019

ITS Michigan Membership Meeting and

Cyber Security Training

MDOT Aeronautics Facility Auditorium

2700 Port Lansing Road

Lansing, MI 48906

Will include a short presentation on the current status of the association followed by a cyber training session geared towards ITS professionals.

Additional information can be found here.

February 26-27, 2019

2019 Global Symposium on Connected and Automated Vehicles and Infrastructure

Washtenaw Community College

Morris Lawrence Building

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

 Sponsored by the USDOT Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

March 14, 2019

CCAT consortium member Washtenaw Community College

Hosts the CAR Michigan Connected and Automated Working Group

Washtenaw Community College

Morris Lawrence Building

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

A draft agenda can be found here.

2018 CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series
September 26, 2018
2 p.m.
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Library

Please join us for the CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series event, presenting:

Dr. Maged M.  Dessouky, University of Southern California

Research, Practice, and Future Directions of Dynamic Ridesharing

Although ridesharing can provide a wealth of benefits, such as reduced travel costs, congestion, and consequently less pollution, there are a number of challenges that have restricted its widespread adoption. In fact, even at a time when improving communication systems provide real-time detailed information that could be used to facilitate ridesharing, the share of work trips that use ridesharing has decreased by almost 10% in the past 30 years.

In this seminar, Dr. Dessouky presents a classification and taxonomy to understand the key aspects of ridesharing systems. The objective is to present a framework that can help identify key challenges in the widespread use of ridesharing and thus foster the development of effective formal ridesharing mechanisms that would overcome these challenges and promote its wide spread use.

View Dr. Dessouky’s presentation here

2018 CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series
April 11, 2018
2 p.m.
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Library

Please join us for the CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series event, presenting:

Dr. Hani S. Mahmassani, Northwestern University

Autonomous Vehicles and Connected Urban Mobility:  Rethinking Public Transit

Dr. Hani S. Mahmassani holds the William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation at Northwestern University, where he is Director of the Northwestern University Transportation Center, and Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with joint appointments in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences, and Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences in the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to Northwestern, he served on the faculties of the University of Maryland and the University of Texas at Austin. He has over 35 years of professional, academic and research experience in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, freight and logistics systems, multimodal systems modeling and optimization, pedestrian and crowd dynamics and management, traffic science, demand forecasting and travel behavior, and real-time operation of transportation and distribution systems.

View Dr. Mahmassani’s abstract here

March 7-8, 2018

2018 Global Symposium on Connected and Automated Vehicles and Infrastructure

 Sponsored by the USDOT Center for Connected and Automated Transportation

Read more here.
2017 CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series
October 4, 2017
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute Library

Please join us for the CCAT Distinguished Lecture Series event, presenting:

Chris Hendrickson, Hamerschlag University Professor Emeritus and Director of Traffic 21 Institute at Carnegie Mellon University

Hendrickson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and Editor-in-Chief of the ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering.  His research, teaching and consulting are in the general area of engineering planning and management, including design for the environment, system performance, construction project management, finance and computer applications.  He has pioneered model of dynamic traffic equilibrium and was an early contributor to the development of probabilistic network analysis for lifeline planning after seismic events. His work in construction project management emphasized the important of the owner’s viewpoint throughout the project lifecycle.

Chris Hendrickson will be the inaugural speaker for the USDOT’s Center for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CCAT) at UMTRI’s Distinguished Speaker Series

View Dr. Hendrickson’s presentation here