CE 397 — INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS SEMINAR

 

Course Policies and Syllabus

 

 

Instructor

Dr. C. Michael Walton, P.E., ECJ 6.3, 471-1414, cmwalton@mail.utexas.edu

office hours:  by appointment

 

Topic Outline

This semester is intended to introduce the concept of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).  The focus will begin with the evolution of Mobility 2000, through ITS, strategic planning activities by U.S. DOT and ITS America, to current operational tests and deployment projects.  The objective is to provide an intellectual foundation on this landmark program and an understanding of international and national policies and projects.

 

I.       Overview of ITS:  Selected Presentations

II.      Mobility 2000 and International Competition

III.    Evolution of IVHS/ITS:  Formulation and Initiatives

IV.    ITS Strategic Plan:  Components, Costs and Benefits

V.     Travel Management Components

         A.     Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS)

                  1.      R&D

                  2.      Operational Tests

                  3.      Other Projects

         B.      Advanced Traveler Information Systems (ATIS)

                  1.      R&D

                  2.      Operational Tests

                  3.      Other Projects

         C.     Advanced Public Transportation Systems (APTS)

                  1.      R&D

                  2.      Operational Tests

                  3.      Other Projects

         D.     Advanced Rural Transportation Systems (ARTS)

                  1.      R&D

                  2.      Operational Tests

                  3.      Other Projects

         E.      Integrated Programs

         F.      Priority Corridors Programs

         G.     Model Deployment Initiatives

         H.     Completed Projects

VI.    Commercial Vehicle Operations (CVO)

         A.     R&D

         B.      Operational Tests

         C.     Model Deployment

         D.     Completed Projects

VII.   Advanced Vehicle Control and Safety Systems (AVCSS)

         A.     R&D

                  1.      In-vehicle Information Systems

                  2.      Crash Avoidance

         B.      Operational Tests

         C.     Completed Projects

VIII.  Automated Highway Systems (AHS)

         A.     R&D

         B.      Completed Projects

IX.    Evaluation and Projects Assessment

         A.     Research

         B.      Completed Projects

X.     Architecture, Stands, and National Compatibility Planning

         A.     Research

         B.      Completed Projects

XI.    Mainstreaming

         A.     Early Deployment Planning and Support

         B.      CVO Deployment

         C.     Completed Projects

XII.   Institutional Arrangements, Barriers, Enhancements

         A.     Public/Private Partnerships

         B.      Benefits and Costs

         C.     Environmental/Energy/Socio-Technical Issues

         D.     Other Issues

 

Reference Materials

The pertinent archival journals and periodicals along with publications from ITS America and U.S. Department of Transportation are the principal reference sources for use in this seminar.  Reports from efforts on R&D, deployment projects and related documentation supplement the reference materials.  Guest speakers are intended to provide current information on ITS experiences not yet in publication.

 

Grading Policy

This course will consist of lectures, class discussion, reading selections, research assignments, oral reports and written assignments.  The student will be evaluated according to their participation.

 

Drop Policy

Policies of the Department of Civil Engineering, of the College of Engineering, and of the Graduate School regarding dropping courses and the final date to drop courses will be followed.

 

Important Dates

Last Class Day—

Project Presentations and Submission of Final Report—

 

Course Evaluation

The approved MEC course/instructor evaluation form will be used.

 

Notes

The University of Texas at Austin, General Information:  Grades – A student’s standing in academic work is expressed by grades earned on class assignments and examinations.  There are five grades:  A (excellent), B (above average), C (average), D (pass), and F (failure).

 

The University of Texas at Austin, The Graduate Catalog:  Letter Grades – Courses in which the student earned a grade of A, B, or C while registered in the Graduate School may be included in the Program of Work.

 

The University of Texas at Austin provides, upon request, appropriate academic adjustments for qualified students with disabilities.  Any student with a documented disability (physical or cognitive) who requires academic accommodations should contact the Services for Students with Disabilities area of the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259 as soon as possible to request an official letter outlining authorized accommodations.  For more information, contact that Office, or TDD at 471-4641, or the College of Engineering Director of Students with Disabilities at 471-4321.