TRB Webinar: Changing the Manual to Support Deployment of Automated Vehicles

August 18, 2021 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
1.50 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 0.00 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the standard for designing and maintaining traffic control devices. TRB will host a webinar on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern that will discuss proposed changes to this manual that may help in the deployment of automated vehicles (AVs). The Federal Highway Administration published the eleventh edition of the MUTCD in December 2020, the first major update since 2009. Presenters will discuss one of the most significant changes, which is a section dedicated to the support of AV deployment. The webinar will also include feedback from representatives of a state department of transportation and the auto industry.

This webinar was organized by the Standing Technical Committees on Vehicle-Highway Automation, and Traffic Control Devices.

Some registrants will need to pay $95 to attend this webinar. Sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. Progress toward the 11th edition of the MUTCD: Kevin Sylvester, Federal Highway Administration
  2. Review of MUTCD provisions to support AV deployment: Paul Carlson, Road Infrastructure
  3. Washington State DOT perspective and reactions: Ted Bailey, Washington DOT
  4. Auto industry perspective and reactions: Doug Campbell, Automotive Safety Council
  5. Question and answer session: Moderated by Tim Gates, Michigan State University


The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objective

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify how to prepare highways for safe AV development

Professional Development Hour Information

Professional engineers (PEs) who register and attend the entire webinar as an individual will be awarded 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs). TRB’s webinar program awards PDH credits only to the registered individual, and not to other members of a group that view the webinar together. To be eligible for the credits, individuals must remain signed in for the entire webinar, including for any question and answer session following the presentations.

Please check with your licensing board to ensure that TRB webinar PDHs are approved by your board.

TRB will report credits earned to the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP). Complaints about registered providers may be sent to RCEP, 1015 15th Street, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005.

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