An Overview to Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA) Research at Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Sujith Racha, P.E., PTOE, PMP
Amir Ghiasi, Ph.D., P.E.
FHWA’s STOL, Leidos Inc.
Friday, March 11, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
CDA aims to improve the safety, traffic throughput, and energy efficiency of the transportation network by allowing road users and infrastructure to communicate and cooperate. The FHWA CDA Program is shaping the future of transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) by strengthening infrastructure capabilities and developing platforms for collaborative research and development (R&D) of CDA. This presentation will cover an overview of different CDA research topics that are being conducted under the FHWA CDA program.
Sujith Racha, P.E., PTOE, PMP, has over 18 years of experience in transportation research, planning, engineering design, analysis, documentation, and project management. Mr. Racha serves as a program manager managing USDOT’s Cooperative Driving Automation (CDA) Research Program which will demonstrate how CDA technology/CARMA can enhance the efficiency and safety of our surface transportation systems at the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) – Saxton Transportation Operations Laboratory (STOL).
Amir Ghiasi, Ph.D., P.E., has over 9 years of successful experience in traffic engineering and transportation planning, and he has published research papers in the most prestigious journals and conference proceedings. He has conducted several research projects at the FHWA’s STOL, TFHRC. He is currently a principal investigator for two research projects that aim to enable cooperative driving automation (CDA) to interact with infrastructure to enhance infrastructure efficiency and ultimately improve transportation system safety and efficiency and reduce traffic congestion.