MAASTO CAV Virtual eSummit


Minnesota is preparing for connected and automated vehicles by observing trends and advancements in vehicle automation, connected vehicle technology, and other emerging trends. MnDOT’s Connected and Automated Vehicle Office (CAV-X) is the convening office for the state’s connected and automated vehicle transportation technology engagement, policy, testing and partnerships.

The 10 midwestern states that make up the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO) welcome transportation professionals, state DOT staff, industry, researchers and other transportation mobility advocates to join MnDOT at the first annual regional summit to hear from national leaders and develop a 10-year regional strategy.

Goal: Develop a regional MAASTO CAV strategy to identify the region as a leader in CAV | Day 1 – Providing Context and Setting the Scene for a Regional Strategy

8:30-8:45 am – Welcome from Minnesota DOT Commissioner Margaret Anderson Kelliher

8:45-9:00 – Summary of 2019 Summit- Summary of the 2019 MAASTO CAV summit and next steps.
Craig Thompson, Secretary, Wisconsin DOT/Aileen Switzer, Division Administrator, Division of Budget and Strategic Initiatives, Wisconsin DOT

9:00-12:30 – MAASTO State CAV Updates – MAASTO states will present a 20-minute overview of their CAV programs, including CAV laws, planning, task forces, major CAV projects, and 3-5 key ideas for a regional strategy.

9:00-9:20 Kansas
9:20-9:40 Kentucky
9:40-10 Illinois
10-10:20 Indiana
10:20-10:30 BREAK
10:30-10:50 Iowa
10:50-11:10 Minnesota
11:10-11:30 Michigan
11:30-11:50 Missouri
11:50-12:10 Ohio
12:10-12:30 Wisconsin

12:30-1:00 pm – LUNCH BREAK

1:00-2:15 – National CAV Coalition Efforts and Updates
• FHWA AV Concept of Operations – John Corbin, CAV Program Manager, FHWA
• ITS America Task Force Updates – Ron Thaniel, Vice President, Legislative Affairs & Tim Drake, Vice President, Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs
• CAT Coalition Updates – Collin Castle, ITS Program Manager, Michigan DOT
• The Eastern Transportation Coalition (TETC) – Virginia Reeder, CAV Lead
• American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators– Cathie Curtis, Director, Vehicle Programs

2:15-3:30 – Regional Research Updates – Regional Universities will share updates from faculty on new and innovative CAV projects.
• Laurie McGinnis, Director, University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies
• Neal Hawkins, Associate Director, InTrans, Iowa State University
• Omar Ahmad, Deputy Director, NADS, University of Iowa
• David Noyce, University of Wisconsin TOPS Lab
• Zahra Bahrani Fard, Michigan Center for Automotive Research

3:30 – Closing


Transportation professionals, state DOT staff, industry, researchers and other transportation mobility advocates


October 22, 2020 | 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (CDT)


Online Virtual Event


No registration required. Link to WebEx meeting below. Password: MAASTO | Session Number: 146 392 8417 | Conference Call: 1-855-282-6330 (Access Code: 146 392 8417)
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