Tammy Trimble, senior research associate with VTTI’s Center
for Public Policy, Partnerships, and Outreach, received the John C. Vance Paper
Award on Jan. 13 during the Transportation Research Board’s 99th
Annual Meeting in recognition of her team’s research on the regulatory
landscape of advanced vehicles.
Trimble, along with colleagues at VTTI, led a team of
researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, Betty Serian and
Associates, LLC, Bishop Consulting, and Iteris, Inc. to produce a series of technical
reports on the legal implications of connected and Automated Driving Systems.
Their research analyzes federal, state, and international regulations and
provides data-based guidelines for policy makers to take into consideration. Through
a systemic examination of state motor vehicle codes, the team identified areas
of law and policies that may need to be modified.
“The results of this research effort provide an important
roadmap for state departments of motor vehicles and transportation
administrators as they work to remove legal barriers and to facilitate the
deployment of connected and Automated Driving System-equipped vehicles. This
research also provides guidance to law enforcement officials who will be
responsible for enforcing new motor vehicle codes,” notes Trimble.
A program unit of the National Academy of Sciences, the
Transportation Research Board attracts approximately 13,000 transportation
professionals globally to its annual meeting in Washington, DC. During the
conference, the John C. Vance Award is awarded to authors of research that
advances the study, understanding, and implementation of transportation law.
- Tammy Trimble, VTTI
- Lisa Loftus Otway, The University of Texas at Austin
- Wendy Wagner, The University of Texas at Austin
- Susanna L. Gallun, Transportation Consultant
- Betty Serian, Betty Serian and Associates, LLC
- Brad Mallory, Betty Serian and Associates, LLC
- Richard Bishop, Bishop Consulting
- Pete Gould, Bishop Consulting and Shared Mobility Strategies, LLC
- Glenn Havinoviski, Transportation Technologies and Connected Communities, previously at Iteris, Inc.
- Sam Morrissey, Planning and Environmental California and Nevada, previously at Iteris, Inc.
- Jason Wagner, previously at VTTI
Photo credit: Transportation Research Board