Speaking Engagement

Speaking Engagements

January 12 - 16, 2020

Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting

Walter E. Washington Convention Center Washington, D.C. Visit Event Website

Sunday, January 12, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM  |  Convention Center 207A

Impacts Connected and Autonomous Vehicles COULD Have on Geometrics

With the continued research on connected and autonomous vehicles showing promise for implementation, questions are becoming more prevalent regarding how this may influence the future of geometric design of local roads, highways, freeways, interchanges, and intersections. This workshop will explore possible scenarios that could change the direction of the geometric design process for all users and discuss how geometric design criteria could be revised. The workshop will discuss current research using multiple brief presentations. Finally, four break-out groups, focused on freeways and interchanges, intersections, highways, and methodology, will discuss anticipated changes and potential proactive strategies to ensure that geometric design meets the safety needs for all users during the implementation of connected and autonomous vehicles.

B&N Presenter:

Brian Toombs, PE

Brian Toombs, PE, Interchange Specialist and Project Engineer

BRIAN TOOMBS, PE
Interchange Specialist and Project Engineer