Cooperative Automated Transportation

Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT) envisions all stakeholders and elements of the transportation system working together to improve safety, mobility, equity, and operations efficiency through the interdependent vehicle, infrastructure, and systems automation enabled by connectivity and information exchange.

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  • Cooperative Automated Transportation (CAT)

    The concept is intentionally expansive. It looks beyond existing, developing, and planned transportation concepts to a fully integrated system serving travelers, goods, and services. CAT includes all modes, systems, and uses of surface transportation, whether by light or commercial vehicle, mass transit, shared mobility service, or bicycle or scooter. CAT is automated in vehicles, infrastructure, and operations—in traffic management, intersection safety, fare collection, mobility services, trip planning and more. CAT is cooperative across the public and private sectors, policies, modes, and services. It requires reliable, low-latency, high-bandwidth communications, two-way data, and information exchange among all users, managers, and operators.

    Cooperative Automated Transportation includes:

    • Modes: automobile, truck, plane, van, bus, rail, ferry, bicycle, scooter, pedestrian, etc.
    • Systems: vehicles, infrastructure, information, communications, etc.
    • Applications: traffic management, fare collection, mobility services, trip planning, etc.