CCAT Managing Director visits the University of Akron to present on CAV Technology
CCAT Managing Director, Debby Bezzina, visited the University of Akron on April 19th to present the evolution and importance of connected and automated vehicle technology to the College of Engineering. Debby introduced the technologies at a broad level and then moved into a history of Dedicated Short-Range Communication (DSRC) in transportation. She transitioned into a competing piece of technology, Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (CV2X), rulemaking by the Federal Communications Commission to reduce the safety spectrum, and finally, the impact that the rulemaking will have on the future development and deployment of connected and automated vehicles (CAVs).
The presentation was attended by researchers, undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Engineering, and faculty from a variety of departments within the University of Akron. Many of these people are conducting research in automated transportation or are actively engaged in work related to wireless data and artificial intelligence (AI). This presentation was organized by Professor Ping Yi, a researcher at CCAT, and the director of the Women in Engineering program, Heidi Cressman. The presentation has better-prepared students as they enter the transportation workforce.