TennSMART held its fall member meeting virtually on Thursday, November 19. At the meeting, TennSMART members networked with peers and industry stakeholders and heard presentations on innovative new projects and initiatives. Here are key outcomes from the event:

  • Began to reassess the five focus areas of the consortium as part of a larger strategic planning process.
  • Identified opportunities to engage organizations with shared missions and collaborate with them on future events.
  • Introduced members to the Automotive & Mobility Mentor Network and began recruitment of mentors and startup companies.
  • Mapped several key policy issues to monitor such as alternatives to a fuel tax.
  • Committed to hold a showcase of future transportation technologies to encourage education and adoption of connected and autonomous vehicles.

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View select presentations from previous TennSMART meetings:

TennSMART Technical Advisory Committee Update – Brad Freeze, Director of Traffic Operations Division at TDOT

The Impacts and Adoption of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Tennessee – Dr. Sabya Mishra, Associate Professor and Faudree Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Memphis

Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator (ATMA) Pilot – Airton Kohls, Research Associate, The University of Tennessee Center for Transportation Research

CTwin: The Chattanooga Digital Twin – Jibo Sanyal, Group Leader and Senior Scientist Computational Urban Sciences Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

CAV and Smart Mobility: A Minnesota Case Study – Kristin White, Executive Director, Minnesota Office of Connected and Automated Vehicles and Destination CAV

U.S. DOT Truck Platooning Research Program – Tom Kearney, Freight Operations Program Manager, Federal Highway Administration

Innovations in Long Haul – Carson Spencer, Bridgestone Americas; Dr. Eric Thorn, Southwest Research Institute; and Dr. Stephanie Ivey, University of Memphis (moderator)

TennSMART Member Presentations – Bill Copeland, EPB; and Al Pramuk, Andy Lucyshyn, & Matt D’Angelo, Gresham Smith

Last Mile Innovation – Rebecca Yeung, Staff Vice President of Service Experience Leadership, FedEx

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