Realizing the potential of connected and autonomous vehicles at scale requires a “just enough trust” approach to streamline maneuver planning and ensure adherence in execution.  This lecture presents a paradigm of how to represent, update, and optimize vehicle-based trust management as well as the surprising and integral role the transportation infrastructure itself can play to influence and incentivize safe, predictable, and efficient roadway operations.

About the Speaker

Dr. Karl Wunderlich is the Director of the Surface Transportation Division at Noblis in Washington, DC. He is a key contributor to both research and development projects and technology deployment programs sponsored by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). Dr. Wunderlich is an expert in the use of simulation techniques to evaluate the potential impact of emerging technologies to improve traveler mobility or system productivity – including vehicle connectivity, autonomy, and blockchain. He is a published author and patent-holder in orchestrated autonomy, which leverages blockchain to create efficient and collision-free path planning among heterogeneous, unfamiliar, and autonomous machines. Dr. Wunderlich holds a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the University of Michigan.