Maryland’s Vision for Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) is to uphold and enhance a Safe, Efficient, and Equitable transportation future by delivering collaborative and leading-edge CAV solutions. Maryland is open for business and eager to realize the life-saving and economic benefits of CAV technology, while ensuring safety for all. We are embracing CAV technology and innovation through continuing collaboration with partners interested in researching, testing, and implementing CAVs in Maryland.
Actions in Maryland on Automated Vehicles
In 2015, Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn established the Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Working Group as the central point of coordination for the development and deployment of emerging CAV technologies in Maryland. The Working Group handles strategic planning for MDOT concerning connected and automated vehicles. The group includes a diverse membership of transportation stakeholders, including elected officials, state and local agency representatives, highway safety organizations, representatives from the private sector and automotive industry. The group evaluates the latest research, tracks federal and state laws, policies and programs, and coordinates with other agencies, organizations and businesses to set the course for the future of automated and connected vehicles in Maryland.
A subgroup comprised of personnel representing operational specialties such as Police, Fire/Rescue/EMS, and Highway Safety Service Patrols. This subgroup will meet as needed to discuss issues emergency responders will encounter related to CAV operations. The sub-group will advise on functionality of CAVs and the creation of necessary training for emergency responders to assist in achieving their mission.
A subgroup of representatives from the Working Group will meet as needed to further discuss CAV freight issues, and to coordinate and command CAV freight opportunities in Maryland, with specific emphasis on potential for truck platooning. This subgroup is comprised of agency personnel representing the different MDOT transportation business units (TBU’s), Maryland State Police and interested organizations from the Working Group.
A subgroup of representatives from the Working Group will meet as needed to further discuss policy and legislative issues, and to oversee development and maintenance of the processes and policies for test permitting on Maryland owned infrastructure. This subgroup is comprised of agency personnel representing the different MDOT transportation business units (TBU’s), Maryland State Police and interested organizations from the Working Group.
A subgroup of representatives from the Working Group will meet as needed to further discuss technical and operational issues, and to oversee the actual testing of HAV’s on Maryland owned infrastructure. This subgroup is comprised of agency personnel representing the different MDOT TBU’s and Maryland State Police.
The CAV Working Group can assign tasks to the SubGroups, as appropriate, in order to facilitate action on open issues, concerns, or ideas.
- December 17, 2015
- February 29, 2016
- May 16, 2016
- June 17, 2016
- August 3, 2016
- October 12, 2016
- December 1, 2016
- May 2, 2017 Meeting
- August 28, 2017 Meeting
- October 30, 2017 Meeting
- December 18, 2017
- May 1, 2018
- 5.1.2018 Working Group Agenda
- MDOT Strategic Plan presentation
- Johns Hopkins Medical Institute presentation
- AAMVA guidance presentation
- AAMVA guidance handout
- Maryland Insurance Administration presentation
- Nationwide Insurance presentation
- Nationwide insurance handout
- Maryland Transportation Institute presentation
- May 2018 Strategic Plan Webinars
- August 13, 2018
- December 4, 2018
- April 15, 2019