Fischer to Chair AV Governance Program at Wisconsin Proving Grounds

Location: Madison, WI | Date: July 20, 2017

Robert Fischer, GTiMA President, has been appointed as chair of the Program on AV Governance for the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds.

“I’m excited to get to work,” Fischer said. “A lot of people roll their eyes when they hear the phrase ‘government regulations’, but the fact is, we can’t test automated vehicles appropriately without understanding the regulatory framework first — and no test result will be complete without a recommendation on how regulations may need to change in light of this new technology.”

“Rob’s chairmanship of the governance program will be a boon to the project,” said Steve Caya, GTiMA board member and President of Roadview, Inc., who was named as the chair of the Program on AV Infrastructure. “His background and knowledge set him up perfectly as an expert on the intersection of technology and government regulations.”

The proving grounds is set up as a series of working groups on issues like certification, data security, and shared mobility. These working groups are all overseen by chairs of three overarching programs: Technology, Infrastructure, and Governance. The governance program pays close attention to policy, standards, public acceptance, certification, and developing a regulatory framework for AV technology and connected infrastructure.

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.

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