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Automated, Connected, Electric and Shared vehicle (ACES) technology has the potential to revolutionize the transportation sector, and render obsolete many of the externalities associated with the current transportation system.  While GTiMA monitors and advocates for standards related to all aspects of ACES, we spend a great deal amount of time on the connected and automated side of vehicles (CAV).  Guided by ultra-precise LiDAR sensors and equipped with comprehensive basemaps, CAVs could potentially save tens of thousands of lives currently lost to traffic fatalities every year. As an integral piece of smart cities, CAVs offering inexpensive rideshares promise substantial improvements to the economic and social mobility of disadvantaged and disabled people, opening paths to progress for millions worldwide. With vehicles in constant communication with one another, traffic jams could be nearly eliminated altogether. Badly-needed land in urban centers, currently occupied by millions of parking lots and decks, would be freed for new housing and infrastructure development. And, crucially, CAVs could potentially make real-time adjustments on the road to maximize fuel efficiency, which, according to studies, could cut total US emissions by 20 percent.

GTiMA represents the geospatial transportation mapping community by monitoring and participating in the evolution and adoption of ACES standards in the following fora: