Agenda

We are thrilled to announce the agenda for the 2024 MAASTO CAV & EV Summit is now live. The Summit agenda brings together leading experts, industry visionaries, and innovative minds from across the industry. 

11:00 AM
Conference Registration
 
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Travel to Transportation Research Center Inc. for Committee Members

Transportation provided to/from the Hyatt Regency and Transportation Research Center Inc. for registered committee members. 

1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Exhibitor Setup and Registration
 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tour of Transportation Research Center Inc. for Committee Members

MAASTO CAV Committee Members and EV Committee Members will have the opportunity to visit the Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC) on Monday, June 3. The TRC is North America’s most advanced, independent mobility testing and research complex headquartered in East Liberty, Ohio.  TRC’s 4,500-acre campus offers a full range of seasonal conditions on a variety of advanced research facilities, including the Smart Mobility Advanced Research Test (SMART) Center, which has been specifically designed to test advanced driving systems that employ autonomous and connected vehicles. Attendees will get a tour of the facilities and take a ride on the high-speed track.   

Transportation to and from the TRC Inc. will be provided, leaving the Hyatt Regency at 12 p.m. and returning by 4 p.m. Space is limited and advance registration is required. 

TRC is located at 10820 OH-347, East Liberty, OH 43319, about a 45-minute drive from the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Return travel from Transportation Research Center Inc. for Committee Members

Transportation provided to/from the Hyatt Regency and Transportation Research Center Inc. for registered committee members. 

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Hotel Check-in / Break

Hotel check-in: 3:00 PM

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Opening Night Reception
 
7:00 PM
Dinner on Your Own
 
7:30 AM
Conference Registration Open
 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
 
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks

Jack Marchbanks, Director
Ohio Department of Transportation 

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM
Honda’s Journey to 2050 - Keynote

Jeff Reed, Honda Government Affairs
Honda has been producing automobiles in America for over 40 years and currently operates 18 major manufacturing facilities in North America. In 2023, more than 99% of all Honda vehicles sold in the U.S. were made in North America, with around two-thirds made in America, using domestic and globally sourced parts. Now, Honda is on a journey to achieve carbon neutrality and zero traffic collision fatalities involving its vehicles and motorcycles by 2050, all made possible by the Power of Dreams.

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Emergency Responder Interaction Research

Emergency Responder Interaction Research
Chris Schmidt,
Illinois DOT; Elizabeth Prestwood, MoDOT; Justin Harrod, KYTC; Tami Alexander, Kansas DOT
The recently completed NCHRP 20-102(16) research project explored strategies to promote the active participation of emergency responders in the connected, automated vehicle (CAV) technology development process. The research first aims to understand how CAVs may impact Traffic Incident Management (TIM) activities, including potential risks and benefits, and how (or if) responders are currently engaging with these technologies including Electric Vehicles. The team used this data to perform a gap analysis and identify the enablers and barriers to integrating Emergency Response/TIM perspectives. The synthesis of this research, coupled with the outreach and interview data, is used to develop a guidance document for both communities as well as a collection of effective communication products that can be used in both the emergency response, TIM, and CAV technology communities. 

CV Certification & V2X Standards

CV Certification
Randy Roebuck, OmniAir Consortium
This session will present a certification overview and how device-level connectivity conformance and interoperability can benefit infrastructure owners and operators.  Specifically, the presentation will demonstrate how the concept and practice of an impartial, third-party certification provides a process for an objective evaluation and attestation that a device complies with standards-based requirements and industry consensus on protocol, interoperability, minimum performance, application behavior, and testing requirements. 

V2X Standards
Nick Seling, HNTB
Despite broad support across the industry, there is currently no standard that defines a consistent approach to the deployment of most CV applications. Learn how Ohio has engaged with infrastructure owners and operators as well as automotive industry stakeholders to develop Standard Operating Principles (SOPs) for three CV applications: Curve Speed Warning, Lane Closure Warning, and Reduced Speed Zone Warning. The SOPs proactively define a consistent approach to the messages that IOOs provide to support these applications, while ensuring that industry stakeholders get the data that they need to support a full range of in-vehicle processes. 

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Break & Networking with Exhibitors
 
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Energy Master Planning and Electrification – Zero-emission fleet transition for Public Clients & Changing Gears to zero-emissions trucks

Energy Master Planning and Electrification – Zero-emission fleet transition for Public Clients 
Jason House,
Jacobs
Ports, transit agencies, municipal fleets, and aviation (airside and landside) fleets represent a constant artery of goods and materials flowing into and out of the country, with countless industries reliant on their consistent and seamless operation. As public agencies plan, resiliency should be at the top of mind, pursuing strategies to strengthen their operations. This session will present a holistic program level approach to energy, resiliency, and equipment electrification based on a decade of expertise piloting and deploying medium and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles across numerous industries.

Changing Gears to zero-emissions trucks
Andreas Breiter,
McKinsey & Company
As the US begins transitioning towards net zero and a more sustainable future, many regulatory agencies have recognized the importance of the zero emissions trucks; this has resulted in mandates prohibiting the sale of combustion engine trucks, including new medium and heavy-duty vehicle sales zero-emission. The opportunity for the freight truck sector to decarbonize is enormous, but what comes first - the zero emissions trucks or the refueling/charging stations that support them? This session will present a set of data driven tools that include projections of freight flows in the US until 2050 in addition to powertrain projections and ensuing infrastructure requirements, to help align stakeholders on their required role in a successful ZE truck transition, accelerating decarbonization in the Midwest and throughout the United States. 

AV READINESS WORKSHOP

Behavioral Mapping to Quantify Complexity for AV Deployment
Paul Avery,
AECOM
As automated vehicles (AVs) become more integrated into our transportation systems, understanding their behavior management capabilities, and deficiencies, is critical. Unlike controlled environments (such as closed test tracks), AVs must operate on real-world roadways with diverse conditions and unpredictable interactions with other road users. This presentation will discuss a framework and digital tool for assessing an AVs’ ability to competently manage their behavior in unstructured environments.

Road Audit Tool for I-70 Truck Automation Corridor
Andrew Bremer,
ODOT; Nathan Sturdevant, INDOT; TRC Representative
Attendees will learn about an upcoming truck automation project on I-70 in Indiana and Ohio, which includes development of a road audit tool to gauge AV readiness along the corridor. Presenters will discuss challenges related to technology readiness and the role of infrastructure owner operators as we integrate automation on our roadways.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
 
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Discretionary Corner: Electric Vehicle Charging Grants

Discretionary Corner: Electric Vehicle Charging Grants
Brian Filiatraut,
MORPC; Dana Vingris, SOPEC; Grace Gallucci, NOACA; Meg Maloney, City of Dayton
This session will offer various local government perspectives on how to leverage federal grants to accelerate electric vehicle charging initiatives. Key topics include overview of available grants, eligibility and requirements, best practices for proposal development, and strategic approaches to securing funding. 

Public Perception of CAV in Wisconsin & Community Driven CAV

Public Perception of CAV in Wisconsin
Brad Basten,
WisDOT; Andrew McFadden, University of Wisconsin; Andrea Bill, University of Wisconsin
This session presents the results of a detailed study of the Wisconsin public’s understanding of CAVs through a large-scale survey based on a random sample of Wisconsin households.  The results include Wisconsinites’ acceptance of early testing; their perceived benefits, drawbacks, and barriers to CAV implementation; and the implications for potential WisDOT action.

Community Driven CAV
Tara Olds,
MnDOT
Learn how Minnesota set out to flip the script on traditional ways of transportation planning through a first-of-its-kind initiative called Community-Driven CAV. This project brought together a diverse set of invested individuals and organizations and applied an equity lens and human-centered design to planning a more equitable transportation future. Instead of starting with the solution in mind, this project clearly defined what the community needed to thrive and then explored what role CAV will play to fulfill those needs.

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Break & Networking with Exhibitors
 
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Work Zone Traveler Information: Is it Getting to Drivers on the Road? & Work Zone Technology Differences

Work Zone Traveler Information: Is it Getting to Drivers on the Road?
Adam Wellner,
MnDOT
While many states publish traveler information using data feeds, how do we know that the data is getting to drivers?  This session covers Minnesota’s end-to-end in-house test to find the answer.  The results provided a better understanding of what 3rd parties are using our data, how it is presented to drivers, when it gets published, and what future efforts may be explored to better ensure this information is gets to drivers in a timely and effective manner. 

Work Zone Technology Differences
John MacAdam,
MacAdam Consulting
This presentation highlight’s Ohio’s efforts to assess various connected equipment to enhance public awareness of construction and maintenance activities on the roadway. While many devices are in use, their effectiveness remains uncertain. The project aims to develop a plan for measuring the effectiveness of different devices to help infrastructure owner operators make decisions on future scaling.

Hold Your Horsepower… in Watts, Electrification is Here & Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer Pilot Projects

Hold Your Horsepower… in Watts, Electrification is Here
Michelle Mueller,
MDOT and Andy Woolpert, Jacobs
Electric vehicle (EV) charging technologies, beyond plug and charge, are evolving.  In-road (inductive charging) technologies are quickly developing around the world and pilots are beginning to appear in the US. This session will present a Michigan project to deploy one of the first public wireless and in-road wireless systems for charging electric vehicles in the U.S. 

Dynamic Wireless Power Transfer Pilot Projects
Nathan Sturdevant,
INDOT and Greg Reilly, AECOM
This presentation will cover pilot projects in Indiana and Florida for dynamic wireless power transfer (DWPT), which has the potential to reduce range anxiety and allow for smaller/lighter batteries in vehicles. Along with a project overview, presenters will share how this relates to the future of wirelessly charged vehicles, and other charging projects.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Extended Break & Networking with Exhibitors
 
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Connected Vehicle Data

Connected Vehicle Data
Nick Hegemier,
ODOT; Nathan Sturdevant, INDOT; Tara Olds, MnDOT; and Nicole Hood, MoDOT
The modern connected vehicle has as many as 200 sensors onboard tracking everything from tire pressure to emergency braking. This creates an immense data set that can be leveraged by Infrastructure Owner Operators to improve asset management, safety, and operations on their networks. However, this burgeoning field is exploding with new products and players, making consumption of this data difficult without standards around the data. This panel will explore the PFS idea circulated by MoDOT to establish a national CV Data Center. This panel will discuss the challenges, successes and best practices of several states in the MAASTO region and will offer potential solutions to the data problem.

EVs and Batteries

EVs and Batteries
Alan Amici, Michigan CAR
Michigan’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) informs and advises through independent, industry-driven research, education, and dialogue, enabling a more viable and sustainable automotive ecosystem.  President Amici will speak to investments in EVs and batteries, battery manufacturing skill gaps, and research and development from CAR’s recent study. 

Ohio’s Auto and Advanced Mobility Workforce Strategy
Rich Granger,
ODOT; Accenture
Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted launched Ohio’s Auto and Advanced Mobility Workforce Strategy in June 2023, which is a strategic plan created to strengthen and build Ohio’s advanced manufacturing workforce.  The strategy was developed in collaboration with industry partners, employers, education and training organizations, and community partners across the state to identify and find solutions for workforce gaps in the industry. The plan outlines a pathway for increasing career awareness, broadening the talent pool, and establishing and scaling education and training programs around the state. 

5:00 PM
Evening/Dinner on Your Own
 
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast
 
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
From Barrels to Automation: Keeping Work Zones Safe

From Barrels to Automation: Keeping Work Zones Safe
Nick Hegemier,
ODOT; Caitlin Day, MDOT; Tara Olds, MnDOT; Daniel Farley, PennDOT; Matt Junak, HNTB
This group of presentations focuses on addressing the alarming rise in work zone crashes as outlined by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse. This interactive session will delve into the exploration of various cutting-edge innovations that agencies are currently deploying to enhance work zone safety. These measures aim to safeguard both the workforce on the ground and the general public. The discussed innovations will include Connected Vehicle applications that utilize the Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) specifications to disseminate information within vehicles, machine vision technology to detect workers and alert drivers timely, Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuators (ATMAs), and automated work zone enforcement methods. 

Powering the Future: State Strategies for EV Infrastructure Deployment

Powering the Future: State Strategies for EV Infrastructure Deployment
Santos Ramos,
ODOT; Nathan Sturdevant, INDOT; Jeremy Kloss, WisDOT; Justin Droste, MDOT; Kacie Stanek, MnDOT; Sherry Kish, HNTB
As a follow-up from the first day’s session focused on National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (NEVI) planning, this session will highlight various approaches and challenges with NEVI program procurement and installation. A panel of state DOTs will present how contracts were created, how implementation, compliance, and evaluation will be done, and what they will do differently in the future. 

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Break & Networking with Exhibitors
 
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Emergency Responder Interaction Research

Emergency Responder Interaction Research
Patrick Son,
Gannett-Fleming
The recently completed NCHRP 20-102(16) research project explored strategies to promote the active participation of emergency responders in the connected, automated vehicle (CAV) technology development process. The research first aims to understand how CAVs may impact Traffic Incident Management (TIM) activities, including potential risks and benefits, and how (or if) responders are currently engaging with these technologies including Electric Vehicles. The team used this data to perform a gap analysis and identify the enablers and barriers to integrating Emergency Response/TIM perspectives. The synthesis of this research, coupled with the outreach and interview data, is used to develop a guidance document for both communities as well as a collection of effective communication products that can be used in both the emergency response, TIM, and CAV technology communities.

A CAV Program Review: What did we learn?

A CAV Program Review: What did we learn?
Tara Olds,
MnDOT and Matt Smith, Kimley-Horn
This session gives an overview of Minnesota’s efforts to review projects that have been completed over the last five years and clearly document what was learned. Attendees will learn how the program review will provide a summary and analysis of the work done to date, conduct a gap analysis, help identify future projects that leverage previous work, minimize duplicative work (nationally), and maximize findings and advancements for all people. 

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Roundtable Discussions
 
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Closing Remarks
 
12:00 PM
Grab-n-Go Lunch

Grab-n-Go lunches available for all attendees. 

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
MAASTO CAV Committee Members and MAASTO Board Members Only: Lunch & Meeting

invitation only

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Smartbelt Coalition Meeting

invitation only

Please note agenda is subject to change. A final agenda will be shared prior to the meeting.