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Transit Automation Research Resources

Through the implementation of the Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan, FTA’s Office of Research, Demonstration and Innovation is developing resources on automated bus transit. These resources are indexed below.

Type Title and Description
Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet: Determining Requirements for Automated Transit Bus Test Facilities: Considerations for Practitioners - May 2019

This fact sheet summarizes the findings of the Determining Requirements for Automated Transit Bus Test Facilities: Considerations for Practitioners report, which lists 91 requirements that provide a resource and reference for selecting facilities with the appropriate and necessary characteristics for the testing of automated transit buses for all levels of automation.

Report

Determining Requirements for Automated Transit Bus Test Facilities: Considerations for Practitioners – February 2019

This report lists 91 requirements that provide a resource and reference for selecting facilities with the appropriate and necessary characteristics for the testing of automated transit buses for all levels of automation.

Fact Sheet

Transit Bus Automation Risks, Barriers, and Mitigations Fact sheet – February 2019

This fact sheet summarizes the potential risks, barriers, and mitigation strategies associated with the implementation of automation technologies in transit buses.

Fact Sheet

Transferability of Automation Technologies – October 2018

This fact sheet summarizes the findings of the Transferability of Automation Technologies report, which examined the feasibility of transferring automated systems technologies from light-duty vehicles and commercial trucks to diesel transit buses.

Report

Transferability of Automation Technologies – September 2018

This report examines the feasibility of transferring 13 current automated systems technologies from light-duty vehicles and commercial trucks to diesel transit buses.

Fact Sheet

Transit Bus Automation Overview Fact sheet – February 2018

This fact sheet provides an overview of transit bus automation and FTA’s transit automation research program.

Report

Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan – January 2018

The STAR Plan outlines an FTA research agenda for transit bus automation over five years (2017-2022). The plan provides a framework for the transit industry to pursue transit bus automation in a safe, efficient and economically sound manner.

Webinar

Introducing FTA’s Strategic Transit Automation Research (STAR) Plan – December 2017

This webinar introduces FTA’s STAR Plan and provides an overview of the plan’s purpose, activities and goals.

Updated: Friday, July 12, 2019
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