Stakeholder: The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT), The Intelligent Transportation Joint Systems Program (ITS JPO), and The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA), and Smart Columbus
As the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S.DOT) first-ever Smart City Challenge, Columbus was awarded $50 million in grant funding and the designation as America’s Smart City. We’re using this opportunity to “become smart,” which starts with realizing the power of data through the Smart Columbus Operating System (SCOS). The U.S. Department of Transportation, The Intelligent Transportation Joint Systems Program (ITS JPO), and The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA), are all joint programs of Smart Columbus.
The SCOS is designed to serve as the technological backbone of all current and future smart city projects. It will help us measure the performance and progress of the USDOT grant initiatives. It will share data that will inspire entrepreneurs and developers to create Columbus’ mobility services of the future. It will be serve the data that will fuel technology deployments within the USDOT grant scope, which include:
A Connected Vehicle Environment, which will seek to enhance safety and mobility throughout the city's transportation system utilizing Connected Vehicle (CV) technologies and applications, with an emphasis on congested and high-crash intersections and corridors.
Enhanced Human Services
A Multimodal Trip Planning App with Common Payment System, which will make multimodal options easily accessible to all by providing a robust set of transit and alternative transportation options including routes, schedules and dispatching possibilities, while facilitating payment for multiple transportation systems in one common platform.
Mobility Assistance for People with Cognitive Disabilities, which will allow travelers to request and view multiple trip itineraries and make reservations for shared-use transportation options such as bikeshare, transportation network companies and carshare.
Prenatal Trip Assistance, to help reduce Columbus’ high infant mortality rate by helping expectant mothers get to prenatal care.
Smart Mobility Hubs, where someone getting on or off a Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTS) bus can easily access the next leg of their trip.
Event Parking Management, which will integrate parking information from multiple providers into a single availability and reservation services solution.
Connected Electric Autonomous Vehicles, which will serve to connect COTA riders to opportunities in the Easton area.
Truck Platooning, which will help ensure the efficient and safe movement of logistics-related vehicles through the use of Intelligent Transportation Systems.
The Smart Columbus program will reorient Columbus to deliver more diversified and nimble transportation options by using data and a connected, complete network that supports healthy activity and a more attractive and sustainable urban form.
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR): Subject Matter Expert
The Center for Automotive Research produces industry-driven research and analyses; develops forecasts; fosters dialogue and convenes forums; and publicly disseminates our research through events, our website, and the media. As an independent, non-profit, research organization with a multi-disciplinary approach, CAR engages with leaders in the global automotive industry to support technology advancements and improve the competitiveness of the U.S. automotive industry. We succeed through close collaboration and strong relationships with automakers, suppliers, industry associations, government, non-profits, labor organizations, and educational institutions.
SAE (Society of Automobile Engineers) Technical Standards Task Force TEVAVS6:
Identifying Disabled User Issues for ADS-DVs
• Level 4 and 5 Automated Driving System-dedicated vehicles (ADS-DVs with no longitudinal/lateral controls) will eventually enable persons to travel at will who are otherwise unable to obtain a driver’s license for a conventional vehicle, Namely, persons with visual, physical, and/or cognitive impairments. The purpose of this task force is to gather and develop information on user specific issues to this non-driver population of ADS-DVs and their occupants. We will be looking at pick up and drop off issues for passengers in wheelchairs. The task force will conduct a literature review, as well as consult with advocates for the blind, disabled, elderly and those with varying forms of ability. We will be producing informative design benefits all users not just those with varying degrees of ability.
• For the stakeholder interviews, we are looking at formation Report that summarizes potential user issues for this community. The task force will work closely with other SAE Committees (e.g., S&HF Steering Committee) on any work products created by this new task force. Including groups.
• People with disabilities, or varying forms of abilities.
• Advocates/occupational therapists and others in the space.
• Universal design, Inclusive design, and design for accessibility experts
• Government legislation or standards that are relevant or being introduced or discussed.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Member
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – Member