CARMA Collaboration Opportunities
CARMA Collaboration Concept
Automated Vehicles Working Together
CARMASM is the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) multimodal open-source software (OSS) platform for the collaborative research and development (R&D) of cooperative driving automation (CDA) to enhance the safety, efficiency, and capacity of the entire transportation system.
The CARMA PlatformSM is developed in the open using an agile software development process to collaborate with diverse stakeholders. It is technology agnostic to enable flexibility and interoperability across original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and infrastructure owner operators (IOOs) and to enable continuous improvement, efficiency, and greater quality. Developed on a robot operating system (ROS), a flexible framework for writing software, CARMA has an innovative approach to cooperation for automated vehicle (AV) development. CARMA3 is now available on GitHub, a web-based repository and version-control system for computers that includes features for code review, documentation, and collaboration.
CARMA is a multimodal initiative advancing applications for CDA, including platooning with freight and commercial motor vehicles and AV interaction with pedestrians and bicyclists.
Vision: CARMA will transform transportation, improving efficiency and safety through AVs working together.
The CARMA Collaborative is a growing community of CARMA users, prospective users, and other stakeholders. It aims to facilitate the use of CARMA OSS to accelerate R&D and encourage industry adoption.
The CARMA Collaborative:
- Cultivates investments toward public benefit with CDA.
- Fosters strategic planning and investments to leverage connected and automated vehicles (CAVs).
- Educates stakeholders on CDA and CARMA to support future product development and adoption.
- Facilitates the advancement of research, training, and industry expertise regarding CAVs and CDA.
- Promotes participation with its community of researchers to improve understanding of CDA using OSS.
Email us at CARMA@dot.gov to connect with our team of researchers and discuss how you can be a part of the CARMA Collaborative.
Abbreviations: Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO); operational data environment (ODE).
|Figure 1. Collaborative Process for CARMA.|