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Cooperative Driving Automation for Port Operations

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The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office and the Maritime Administration, has been conducting research on connected and automated vehicles to develop open-source software for various cooperative driving automation (CDA) applications.

One such application is the short haul transportation of shipping containers, known as drayage, from ports to storage and staging areas within a short travel distance, and vice versa. The primary motivation for the proposed concept is to reduce truck congestion in and around container terminals to reduce drayage delays within terminals.

This webinar will begin with an overview about the FHWA CDA Program and discuss port operations and the challenges in the port drayage process. It will then dive into the application of CDA for port drayage as a promising way to overcome congestion, reduce delays at ports, and support drayage truck drivers to overcome challenges associated with the hours-of-service regulations while increasing productivity for ports.

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Organizational Capability Element:

    Freight Management Operations

Operations Area of Practice:

    Automated vehicles
    Connected Vehicles
    Freight Management
    Freight Technology and Operations