Working Group

In 2015, Maryland’s Transportation Secretary established the Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV) Working Group as the central point of coordination for the development and deployment of emerging CAV technologies in Maryland. This inclusive collaboration provides an opportunity to develop plans for CAV in our State, positioning Maryland to identify opportunities and be responsive to this emerging technology.

CAV Working Group
Membership Includes:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Traffic Safety
  • Planning
  • Engineering
  • Economic Development
  • Regional, State, & Local Government
  • Policy Makers
  • Trucking Industry
  • Private Industry
  • Education
  • And others

Get engaged: Review the Working group charter

Working Group Organizational Chart


Subgroups are an important avenue for stakeholders to openly discuss CAV efforts, create documentation, and elevate new ideas to help meet Maryland’s CAV Vision and Strategic Framework. Members act as liaison to their respective organizations, and as a conduit for the transfer of appropriate information. The CAV Working Group can also assign tasks to the Subgroups, as appropriate, in order to facilitate action on open issues, concerns, or ideas.

Engagement in Subgroups can include agency personnel representing the different MDOT transportation business units (TBUs), the Maryland State Police, other agencies across Maryland state government, subject matter experts from the academic and private sector, representatives of key user groups, and other public, private, or academic stakeholders that bring some expertise and interest in the CAV space.

CAV Emergency Responder Subgroup

  • Discusses CAV-related issues emergency responders will encounter
  • Advises on CAV issues related to emergency response operations
  • Advises on creation of necessary training for emergency responders to assist in achieving their public safety mission
  • Updates Maryland’s CAV Emergency Response Plan annually

CAV Freight Subgroup

  • Investigates, discusses, coordinates and learns about freight CAV solutions and how they can be integrated in Maryland
  • Provides expertise and interest in the realm of freight, trucking, and technology implementation.

CAV Policy Subgroup

  • Discusses national frameworks, guidance, relevant policy and legislative issues
  • Discusses generally accepted taxonomy for CAV
  • Makes recommendations on integration of promising and best practices in Maryland
  • Regularly reviews the Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) Testing Permit process for necessary updates
  • Develops plans for policies to address high-level automated vehicle deployment

CAV Technical Subgroup

  • Investigates, discusses, coordinates and learns how CAV technology can be integrated in Maryland
  • Provides expertise in the realm of CAV technology deployment lessons learned, operational expertise, specifications writing, national knowledge, etc.

Working Group Meeting Agenda and Presentations