ITS Transit Standards Professional Capacity Building Program

Module 17: Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI)

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Module: 17

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Instructor

Headshot photo of Bruce Eisenhart.

Bruce Eisenhart

Vice President, Operations

Consensus Systems Technologies

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Learning Objectives

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Learning Objective 1

Understand Background, Vision, and Objectives of ATTRI

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What is the Background of ATTRI?

What is ATTRI?

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What is the Background of ATTRI?

Who is ATTRI meant for?

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What is the Background of ATTRI?

Program Trajectory

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ATTRI Vision

Enhance Mobility for Disabled Travelers

ATTRI seeks to remove barriers to transportation by leveraging advanced technology to enable people to travel more easily, affordably, and effectively, regardless of their individual abilities

Photo of an autonomous people mover vehicle.

Source: USDOT

Image of a sign with a wheelchair icon and a set of arrows indicating the direction for wheelchair access.

Source: Thinkstock/USDOT

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ATTRI Objectives

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Question

Which one is NOT a key population meant to be served by ATTRI?

Answer Choices

  1. Older Adults
  2. Children
  3. Persons with Disabilities
  4. Veterans with Disabilities

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Review of Answers

A small graphical red and yellow X representing incorrect.a) Older Adults
Incorrect. Older adults are considered because of possibility of reduction in all 4 dimension.

A small graphical green and yellow check mark representing correct.b) Children
Correct! Considering the needs of children is not a part of ATTRI.

A small graphical red and yellow X representing incorrect.c) Persons with Disabilities
Incorrect. Persons with disabilities are a key population.

A small graphical red and yellow X representing incorrect.d) Veterans with Disabilities
Incorrect. Veterans with Disabilities are a key subset of Persons with Disabilities.

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Learning Objective 2

Discuss the ATTRI Focused Technology Areas

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ATTRI Technology Areas

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Wayfinding & Navigation Solutions

ITS & Assistive Technologies

Automation & Robotics

Data Integration

Enhanced Human Services Transportation

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ATTRI Technology Areas

Wayfinding and Navigation Solutions

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ATTRI Technology Areas

Wayfinding and Navigation Solutions

A photo of sight-impaired person walking with a cane, with a wearable device to provide guidance in his pocket.

Source: Thinkstock/USDOT

A photo of a wayfinding device being used inside of a building to guide the user.

Source: USDOT

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ATTRI Technology Areas

ITS and Assistive Technologies

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ATTRI Technology Areas

ITS and Assistive Technologies

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ATTRI Technology Areas

Automation and Robotics

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ATTRI Technology Areas

Automation and Robotics

Photo of Toyota i-Real Assistive Robot.

Source: USDOT

Photo of an automated last mile vehicle.

Source: USDOT

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ATTRI Technology Areas

Data Integration

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ATTRI Technology Areas

Data Integration

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Source: USDOT

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ATTRI Technology Areas

Enhanced Human Service Transportation

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ATTRI Technology Areas

Enhanced Human Service Transportation

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Source: USDOT

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Question

Which area was NOT identified as one of the ATTRI Technology Areas?

Answer Choices

  1. Wayfinding and Navigation Solutions
  2. Integrated payment
  3. Automation and Robotics
  4. Data Integration

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Review of Answers

A small graphical red and yellow X representing incorrect.a) Wayfinding and Navigation Solutions
Incorrect. This is one of the 5 technology areas.

A small graphical green and yellow check mark representing correct.b) Integrated payment
Correct! Integrated Payment is not a technology area, but is a foundational consideration.

A small graphical red and yellow X representing incorrect.c) Automation and Robotics
Incorrect. This is one of the 5 technology areas.

A small graphical red and yellow X representing incorrect.d) Data Integration
Incorrect. This is one of the 5 technology areas.

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Learning Objective 3

Describe ATTRI Foundational Considerations, Application Areas, and Applicable Standards

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ATTRI Foundational Considerations

Considerations Overview

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ATTRI Foundational Considerations

Standard Accessible Data Platform

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ATTRI Foundational Considerations

Universal Design Standards

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Source: USDOT

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ATTRI Foundational Considerations

Integrated Mobile Payment

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ATTRI Foundational Considerations

Leverage Existing Technologies

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Focused Application Areas

How Chosen?

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Focused Application Areas

Top application areas identified

  1. Pre-Trip Concierge and Visualization
  2. Smart Wayfinding and Navigation Systems
  3. Shared Use, Automation and Robotics
  4. Safe Intersection Crossing

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Focused Application Areas

Pre-Trip Concierge and Visualization

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Focused Application Areas

Pre-Trip Concierge and Visualization

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Focused Application Areas

Pre-Trip Concierge and Visualization-Standards

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Focused Application Areas

Transit Static Data Standards - General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS)

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Focused Application Areas

Transit Static Data Standards - Transit Communications Interface Profiles (TCIP)

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Focused Application Areas

Transit Real Time Data- GTFS-realtime

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Focused Application Areas

Transit Real Time Data- SIRI

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Focused Application Areas

Traffic Data Standards- TMDD

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Focused Application Areas

Smart Wayfinding & Navigation Systems

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Focused Application Areas

Smart Wayfinding & Navigation Systems

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Focused Application Areas

Smart Wayfinding & Navigation Systems-Standards

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Focused Application Areas

Smart Wayfinding & Navigation Systems-Standards

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Focused Application Areas

Smart Wayfinding & Navigation Systems-Standards

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Focused Application Areas

Shared Use, Automation & Robotics

Photo of the Google autonomous vehicle.

Source:Google

Photo of an automated pod vehicle.

Source: USDOT

Photo of a shared use autonomous vehicle.

Source: USDOT

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Focused Application Areas

Shared Use, Automation & Robotics-Standards

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Focused Application Areas

Shared Use, Automation & Robotics-Standards

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Focused Application Areas

Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC)

On-Board Unit (OBU):

RoadSide Unit (RSU):

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Source: USDOT

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Focused Application Areas

Connected Vehicle Standard: SAE J2735 DSRC Message Set Dictionary

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Focused Application Areas

Connected Vehicle Standard: SAE J2945 DSRC Minimum Performance Requirements

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Focused Application Areas

Safe Intersection Crossing

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Focused Application Areas

Safe Intersection Crossing-Standards

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Focused Application Areas

Safe Intersection Crossing Standards: NTCIP 1202

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Focused Application Areas

The Road Ahead

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Focused Application Areas

The Road Ahead

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Question

Which of the following standards, relevant to ATTRI is NOT a formal standard?

Answer Choices

  1. Google GTFS
  2. APTA TCIP
  3. CEN SIRI
  4. SAE J2735

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Review of Answers

A small graphical green and yellow check mark representing correct.a) Google GTFS
Correct! While GTFS is often considered the de facto standard for transit, it does not undergo a formal standardization process.

A small graphical red and yellow X representing incorrect.b) APTA TCIP
Incorrect. APTA TCIP undergoes a formal standardization process.

A small graphical red and yellow X representing incorrect.c) CEN SIRI
Incorrect. CEN SIRI undergoes a formal standardization process.

A small graphical red and yellow X representing incorrect.d) SAE J2735
Incorrect. SAE J2735 undergoes a formal standardization process.

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Module Summary

What We Learned about ATTRI

  1. It is a multiyear effort to identify solutions to solve door-to-door accessible transportation issues for persons with disabilities.
  2. Defined 5 technology areas
  3. Which, based on user inputs, has been used to define 4 application areas that will be prototyped

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