Caya, Fischer Attend Kickoff Meeting of Governor’s Steering Committee on AVs
Location: Madison, WI | Date: September 13, 2017
Steve Caya, GTiMA board member and President of Roadview, Inc., attended the first meeting of the Governor’s AV steering committee today. Caya was appointed to the committee in June. Robert Fischer, GTiMA President, also attended the meeting as an observer.
“This is the first mile-marker on a long road,” Caya said, “but I’m more optimistic than ever that we will figure out a way to safely begin to test, and then roll out, autonomous vehicles in the State of Wisconsin.”
Today’s initial meeting, which took place in the State Capitol building in the chambers of the Senate Finance Committee, featured opening remarks by Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) Secretary Dave Ross, a discussion of mission and goals led by State Representatives Neylon and Kuglitsch, an introduction to AV issues from Daniel Yeh of WISDOT, and an overview of AV testing from Dr. David Noyce, head of the TOPS lab at UW-Madison (the site of the state’s AV proving grounds).
The group agreed to work within the framework established by SAE International — the separation of degrees of autonomy in vehicles by a designation of levels 1 through 6 — and set their schedules to meet on the second Wednesday of each month for the next year.
The Geospatial Transportation Information Management Association (GTiMA) works to promote sustainable economic growth by improving the management of transportation systems. In concert with its membership and industry partners, GTiMA develops and sponsors industry standards, best practices and legislative policies that advance the selection and use of geospatial transportation mapping technology in three key areas: smart grid solutions, autonomous vehicle solutions, and smart city solutions.