Transportation Seminar Speaker Dr. Paul Carlson, Ph.D.


“Researching Highway Infrastructure Ideas for the Future”

ABSTRACT: In his talk, Dr. Carlson will cover two areas.  In the first area, he will review the possible safety benefits of ADAS features such Lane Departure Warning and Lane Keep Assist. Both of these innovations rely on consistent detection of road markings.  To understand how the markings need to perform, on-going research is currently underway at TTI. The preliminary findings of this research will also be described.  The second area of the presentation will cover a technology approach to asset management where vehicle sensors used for ADAS and AV are being repurposed with crowd sourcing strategies to provide almost real-time inventories and condition assessment information, all geo-coded and provided in a variety of formats for DOT purposes.

BIO: Dr. Carlson is a Research Engineer at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), a member of The Texas A&M University System. He is the Division Head of the Traffic Operations and Roadway Safety Division, where he is responsible for leading a research program broadly focused on safety, design, and operations. He coordinates the state traffic safety and design research, promotes national research initiatives, facilitates sponsor interaction, and manages a number of research projects.

To see the video from the transporation seminar click on the links below:

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Date and time: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 10:45 to 11:45
Location of Event: 
Mason BLDG 1133
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