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Research and Technology Program

CARMA (Service Mark) leads the way with cooperative driving automation (CDA). The Federal Highway Administration's CARMA Program is spearheading research on CDA concepts. Click to learn more. Image shows three vehicles with one vehicle and one emergency vehicle on the right shoulder. The third vehicle is using automated technology to move to the left lane according to the “move over” law requiring vehicles to slow or move to another lane when passing one or more emergency vehicles on the shoulder.

Research, Mission, Vision, and Agenda

The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) RT&E Program strives to generate new solutions, build more effective partnerships, and provide better information and tools for decision making, which will enable the Nation to enhance and make the best investments in the U.S. transportation system.

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Human Factors Remote Data Collection Demonstration

Watch a real-time demonstration of remote data collection conducted by FHWA’s Human Factors Team.

Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center


With 15 cutting-edge laboratories onsite, Federal Highway Administration’s Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center is the Nation’s premier facility for advanced and applied research and development related to new and existing highway technologies.

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Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center