T3e Webinar Overview

The Role of Connected & Automated Vehicles: How Can Urban Areas Use the Data They Create?

Date:   Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time:  1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Cost:  All T3e webinars are free of charge
PDH:  1.0   View PDH Policy

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T3 and T3e Webinars are brought to you by the Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO). References in this webinar to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm, or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the U.S. DOT.


With increasing attention focused on connected and automated vehicles, this webinar will present the opportunities and challenges for their development and deployment. How can connected and automated vehicles transform various processes in the transportation system, especially through the data they generate? Will they have a profound impact on mobility, safety, and the environment? We will present a framework for analysis and demonstrate the use of modeling and simulation techniques. We will discuss work undertaken in a National Science Foundation and U.S. DOT-sponsored project on how higher driving volatility in a connected vehicles environment—such as hard accelerations or hard braking—relates to mobility, safety, and the environment. The implications of our analysis for travel behavior changes, future vehicle use, and transportation system performance will be discussed.

Target Audience

The target audience includes transportation practitioners and researchers, and undergraduate and graduate transportation engineering students.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, the audience shall:


Dr. Asad J. Khattak, Beaman Distinguished Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Transportation Program Coordinator, University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville

photo of Dr. Asad J. Khattak

In addition to his role as Transportation Program Coordinator at the University of Tennessee (UT), Dr. Asad J. Khattak is affiliated with the UT Center for Transportation Research, where he works on projects related to the Southeastern Transportation Center and Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS)—a new National University Transportation Center funded by the U.S. DOT. He has established the Initiative for Sustainable Mobility, a campus-wide organized research unit. Dr. Khattak’s research focuses on various types of innovations related to intelligent transportation systems, transportation safety, and sustainable transportation. Dr. Khattak received his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University in 1988 and 1991, respectively. Dr. Khattak is Editor of Science Citation Indexed Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, with an impact factor of 1.565 in 2016, and Associate Editor of SCI-indexed International Journal of Sustainable Transportation (IF = 2.548).


Behram Wali, Graduate Research Assistant & Ph.D. Student, University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville

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Behram Wali is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UT. By using sophisticated Big Data analytic techniques, his key interest lies in combining emerging data streams with traditional transportation data to prospect opportunities for designing intelligent transportation systems. To date, Behram has co-authored eight scientific articles in international peer-reviewed transportation journals. He is the recipient of the “Distinguished Scientific Papers-Americas” award by the ITS World Congress 2016 held in Melbourne, Australia. He obtained his Master’s degree from National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan in 2015, and is the recipient of the “President of Pakistan Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Graduate Student.”