The CAV 101 National Roadshow: Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Essentials for Small Towns and Satellite Cities



As autonomous vehicles evolve, planners, economic development officers, town managers, engineers, mayors and city council members – particularly in smaller cities, towns and rural communities – are increasingly eager to understand what they need to be doing in the next decade in order to become "AV Friendly."

  • Municipalities need to rethink many aspects of their traditional built infrastructure (curb pick-up and drop-off, parking, electrical recharging facilities, pedestrian and bicycle access, dedicated AV lanes, etc.);
  • They also need to establish new policies on ownership, procurement, pricing, public safety, disabled access, and data collection analysis and use, and consider changes to zoning and right-of-way policies for poles, wires, sensors and towers;
  • Many municipalities will want to coordinate multi-modal services with their public transit system, and in time, provide an integrated trip planning, booking and payment platform;
  • And to be effective, municipalities will want to coordinate and integrate these various technologies in a way that produces an efficient, shared, community-wide data collection and sharing infrastructure.  


                                     Seminar Content and Format 


This full-day seminar explores key aspects of the Autonomous Vehicle Economy and the infrastructure and policy changes that satellite cities, small towns and rural communities need to make in order to take advantage of electrification and self-driving technologies. 

The CAV 101 seminar consists of six, one-hour modules:

  1. Transformational Economic and Technology Trends
  2. The Changing Nature of Transportation - Shared, Electric, Connected and Autonomous
  3.  Smart City, CAV Technologies and Mobility-as-a-Service Offerings
  4.  Implications of the CAV Economy for Towns and Counties
  5. Understanding the Regional and Local CAV Situation 
  6. What to do Next: Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Inclusion and Public Outreach


                                             Who Should Attend?  


The CAV 101 education seminar is specifically designed for: ·  


  • Town Managers, Financial Officers and Administrators
  • Planners and Economic Development officers
  •       Community Development Directors and City Engineers
  •       Communications/Public Affairs Directors
  •       Information Technology Directors
  • Mayors and City Council members
  • Council of Government (COG) and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) members


 …from "Micropolitan" satellite cities, towns and rural communities. 



What Infrastructure and Policy Changes Will Help Make Your Town "AV Friendly"?