TAMPA, FL – Experts from WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, will offer presentations on smart cities and connected/automated vehicles (CAV), as part of the 2017 Florida Automated Vehicle (FAV) Summit being held in Tampa on November 14-15. 




The 2017 FAV Summit program assembles industry leaders from around the world to address technologies, operations and policy issues. Topics will include automated, connected, electric and shared (ACES) mobility; operations; law; infrastructure; functional design; cyber security; ethics; aftermarket products; enabling technologies; and public policy. Topics and breakout sessions are centered around ACES mobility. 

A gold sponsor of the event, WSP technical sessions will include:
• Smart Columbus, on Tuesday, November 14th from 1:30 to 3:00, Tom Timcho, principal consultant and CAV deployment expert, will provide an update on the Smart Columbus project as part of a panel focused on connected vehicle issues.
• State and Local DOTs - Keeping Up with the Rapid Evolution of CAV, on Tuesday, November 14th from 3:30 to 4:30, Steve Kuciemba, national intelligent transportation systems practice manager, is a panelist for one of the general sessions. His presentation will address the inevitable variability in capability and maturity levels of different state, county and municipal DOTs when it comes to connected and automated vehicles, and explore lessons learned from agencies around the country that have embraced CAV.  

“Connected and automated vehicles will likely have a transformational impact on our future transportation infrastructure,” noted Mr. Kuciemba. “As we move towards a driverless future, advanced planning efforts and collaborative partnerships are critical to ensuring a smooth transition from human drivers to computer operated vehicles.”
WSP has been at the forefront of the development and testing of transportation infrastructure for connected and automated vehicles, and is currently advising transportation agencies on the development and implementation of infrastructure to accommodate these vehicles of the future. The firm’s comprehensive capabilities with respect to connected and automated vehicles are presented at www.advancingtransport.com.

WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms—WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With more than 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com