FORESIGHT SESSION 8. "IMPLEMENTING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES: THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTOR"

Oct. 8, Tuesday. 8:00-11:30

Conference Room D

Chair: Dr. Domenico CROCCO, Secretary General National Italian Committee of PIARC and Executive International Office ANAS S.p.A., First Delegate of Italy to PIARC, Italy

This Session aims to discuss and debate the changing roles of the public and private sectors’ involvement in funding and supporting of research and post-research activities for the implementation of innovative policy, organizational and administrative solutions related to road infrastructure, safety, and maintenance on one hand and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles on the other hand. Over the past few years, we are witnessing a remarkable transformation in the role and types of involvement of the public and private sectors in Transport Research and Innovation activities in general.

Introduction

• Mr Christos S. XENOPHONTOS, TRB A0010 Co-chair, Assistant Director, RIDOT, USA, AASHTO, CPBM Vice-Chair, PIARC TC A.1 English-speaking Secretary, US
• Dr. Domenico CROCCO, Secretary General National Italian Committee of PIARC and Executive International Office ANAS S.p.A., First Delegate of Italy to PIARC, Italy

Part I: Innovative Research Implementation for Road Infrastructure and Maintenance

Introduction to Part I
• Dr Marit DUE, Director of International Activities, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Norway

Deploying autonomous mobility around the globe: challenges, insights and lessons learned
• Ms Susanna ZAMMATARO, Director General, International Road federation (IRF), Switzerland

From Innovative Research to Implemented Deployment: Achieving a Smart Community with Changing Private/Public Roles
• Mr Ronald E. BOENAU, P.E.; F. ASCE; F. ITE; M. SAE, International Transportation Research Advisor, USA
• Dr Lily ELEFTERIADOU, Director, University of Florida Transportation Institute, USA

Innovative software for road development and maintenance: The PTV approach to implementation
• Dr Dario MENICHETTI, PTV Group, UAE

Panel discussion
Moderator:
• Dr Marit DUE, Director of International Activities, Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Norway
Panellists:
All speakers for part 1

Break 09:30 - 10:00

Part II : Innovative Research Implementation for CAVs and the Sharing Economy
To present and discuss issues of research implementation relative to CAVs and the sharing economy

Introduction to Part II
• Dr Thierry GOGER, Secretary General FEHRL – Europe’s National Road Research Centers, France

Data Needs, Considerations, and Concerns for CAV Planning and Implementation
• Mr Shashi NAMBISAN, Ph.D., P.E., Executive Director, Alabama Transportation Institute, USA

CAV – Challenges for Road Infrastructure Companies
• Mr Andreas FROMM, MBA, Managing Director of ASFiNAG BMG, PIARC TC A.1 member, Austria

Traffic Control with Connected and Automated Vehicles
• Dr. MA Wanjing, Professor and the Vice Dean of College of Transportation Engineering at Tongji University, China

Panel discussion
Moderator:
• Dr. Thierry GOGER, Secretary General FEHRL – Europe’s National Road Research Centers, Belgium
Panellists:
All speakers for part 2

Conclusion

• Mr Dr. Domenico CROCCO, Secretary General National Italian Committee of PIARC and Executive International Office ANAS S.p.A., First Delegate of Italy to PIARC, Italy
• Mr Christos S. XENOPHONTOS, TRB A0010 Co-chair, Assistant Director, RIDOT, USA, AASHTO, CPBM Vice-Chair, PIARC TC A.1 English-speaking Secretary, USA