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Connected/Autonomous Vehicles and Active Transportation

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Course Description
Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) have the potential to improve multi-modal safety as well as expand vehicle access across user groups. However, they could also introduce new safety and security risks and perpetuate equity concerns.
This webinar will examine a number of topics related to CAVs and their interactions with people walking and bicycling. It will begin by presenting the Discussion Guide for Automated and Connected Vehicles, Pedestrians, and Bicyclists published by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center. This guide provides an overview for how to think about active transportation as CAVs become more prevalent.
The webinar will also summarize the main safety benefits and risks related to the CAV-active transportation interface and present multimodal safety and street design strategies that will be increasingly important in a CAV future.
Finally, we will delve into a study by human-computer interaction researchers about pedestrians’ impressions of Uber CAVs. The presentation will feature insights from interviews with pedestrians at public roads and intersections in Pittsburgh.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the variety of issues that must be considered when planning and designing for CAVs and active transportation
  • Learn the main safety benefits and risks related to the CAV-active transportation interface
  • Identify which multimodal safety and street design strategies are more or less relevant today compared to in a CAV future
  • Articulate what is known about the concerns and desires of pedestrians sharing roads with autonomous vehicles
  • Be able to describe what constitutes public “awareness of AVs” and why this is an important factor for designers, manufacturers, and regulators of autonomous vehicles
  • Laura Sandt, PhD, Director, Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, UNC Highway Safety Research Center, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Eleanor Leshner, Transportation Planner, Fehr & Peers, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Samantha Reig, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
$49 member/ $99 non member
This fee includes a live web event, an archived recording, webinar evaluation, 1.5 PDH credits and a certificate of completion.

Additional Attendees at one Location
Additional Live Webinar Attendees at one location are eligible for earning credit for attending. There is a processing fee of $15 members/$25 non-members.

PDF of Presentations
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How to earn PDH/CM Credit
The certificate of completion and 1.5 PDH/CM credits will be made available to the registrant after you have attended the webinar and the evaluation has been completed.

Recordings are available for 30 days following the day of the live event for anyone who registers for the course. Additional attendees at one location are not eligible to earn PDH credit for viewing an archived recording.