Working Groups

Working Groups

The Center for Connected and Automated Transportation (CCAT) leverages working groups focused on the four research thrusts (Safety, Cybersecurity, Mobility and Infrastructure, and Equity) to identify and address research gaps. Working group meetings are open to all interested parties from academia, industry, and government, however, only CCAT academic partners are eligible to receive research funding. These groups are envisioned to be a place for information exchange and thoughtful discussions. No marketing or sales pitches will be allowed, and CCAT reserves the right to remove working group members. To join a particular working group, please contact the WG chairs who will add you to the mailing list.

Safety Working Group

Working Group Objectives and Priorities: The focus of the Safety Working Group is to explore connected and automated vehicles’ performance to improve safety for all road users and reduce the epidemic of road fatalities. Members prioritize research that explores all aspects of CAVs for national deployment.

Working Group Chairs: Rajesh Rajamani (rajamani@umn.edu)
Rini Sherony (rini.sherony@toyota.com)

Meeting Cadence: Fourth Friday of each month | 10:30 – 12:00 PM ET

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Cybersecurity Working Group

Working Group Objectives and Priorities: The working group is focused on the security inside of the vehicle and its supporting infrastructure to increase security and safety, and tools and mechanisms to improve the security of the entire ecosystem. Members prioritize fundamental research that increases the security of CAVs in the form of attack prevention and mitigation, rather than only demonstrating weaknesses, and that makes it easier to develop secure CAVs.

Working Group Chairs: Yiheng Feng (feng333@purdue.edu)
Andre Weimerskirch (andrewmk@umich.edu)

Meeting Cadence: Second Monday of each month | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

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Mobility and Infrastructure Working Group

Working Group Objectives and Priorities: The working group focuses on improving mobility by implementing new infrastructure and modifying existing physical and digital infrastructure. These efforts will leverage connected vehicle(CV), autonomous vehicle (AV), and cooperative driving automation (CDA) technologies. The working group will advance fundamental research and field tests/validation that focus on: improving the understanding of the characteristics and impacts of these emerging technologies, informing the industry of limitations and issues to address, and supporting government agencies in the formulation of relevant policies.

Working Group Chairs: Xiaopeng Li (xli2485@wisc.edu)
Nathan Sturdevant (NSturdevant@indot.in.gov)

Meeting Cadence: Fourth Thursday of each month | 10:00 – 11:30 AM ET

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Equity Working Group

Working Group Objectives and Priorities: The working group is dedicated to:

  1. Exploring and enhancing equity in transportation systems and
  2. Addressing disparities in accessibility and mobility across different communities.

Our focus extends to the development of inclusive frameworks and methodologies that promote equitable distribution of transportation resources and services. Members prioritize research that not only identifies and quantifies existing inequalities in transportation (including the consequences of such inequalities on individual and community-level outcomes) but also proposes innovative solutions to ensure fair access for all, including historically underserved and marginalized groups. The group aims to contribute to the creation of transportation systems that are not only efficient and sustainable but also fundamentally fair and just, ensuring that the benefits of advancements in transportation are equitably shared.

Working Group Chairs: Alexandra Murphy (murphyal@umich.edu)
Marco Nie (y-nie@northwestern.edu)

Meeting Cadence: Third Friday of each month | 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

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