Across Tennessee, various agencies and cities are focusing on institutionalizing resilience. They recognize that for any community to be truly resilient, it needs to be able to address the social, economic, and physical challenges that exist today. Tennessee expects connected and automated vehicles to be a force for such change. Tennessee is one of only 21 states that have enacted self-driving vehicle legislation. The Tennessee DOT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Tennessee Tech University have partnered to create TENNSmart, which is responsible for building a proving ground for connected and automated vehicles (CAV) throughout the state. They are also addressing other aspects of the mobility revolution, including transit solutions involving paratransit and first mile/last mile issues.
Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, you will be better able to:
Explore the implications of CAV technology and how to plan for the changes on the horizon.
Determine the tools and partnerships critical to the success of smart mobility applications and for creating more resilient communities.
Identify the role of government and other institutions in developing policies and initiatives for the mobility revolution as it relates to resilience.