TRB Webinar: Saving Lives with Autonomous Truck Mounted Attenuator Systems

Register for this webinar

June 14, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 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 safety of work zone operations that require continuous movement for long periods of time such as pothole patching, weed spraying, and trash pick-up may be enhanced through the use of lead-follower autonomous truck mounted attenuator (ATMA) systems. TRB will host a webinar on XX, June XX, 2022 from X-X PM Eastern that will examine development, deployment, and research of the lead-follower ATMA technology, and discuss how departments of transportation might use this technology to maintain transportation infrastructure and to reduce worker injuries and fatalities.


This webinar is sponsored by the TRB Standing Technical Committees on Maintenance and Operations Management, and on Vehicle-Highway Automation.


Registration is free for employees of TRB sponsors as well as Titanium and Cobalt Global Affiliates. The registration rate for all other attendees is $100. Sign into to view registration information. Contact Patrice Davenport to inquire about becoming a TRB sponsor or global affiliate organization.


A recording will be sent to all registrants after the webinar.


Webinar agenda and presenters

  • Summary of ATMA pool funded vehicle deployment - Ashley Nylen, Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Technical specifications of ATMA vehicle systems - Maynard Factor, Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
  • Development of operation guidelines for ATMAs - Qing Tang, Pennsylvania State University
  • Question and answer session - Xianbiao (XB) Hu


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


Learning Objectives


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

  • Leverage autonomous vehicle technology to reduce DOT worker fatalities while performing infrastructure maintenance
  • Deploy an ATMA program
  • Operate new lead-follower autonomous vehicle systems


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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