My name is Taylor Lochrane and I work for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). I am leading development of CARMA which is FHWA’s premier research initiative that is leading innovation in cooperative driving automation to address how automated vehicles can work together and with roadway infrastructure to support safe and efficient driving. We developed the CARMA Platform which is the only open source platform that enables cooperative driving automation with over a dozen features currently developed in ROS1 (plans to migrate to ROS2 Summer 2020).
We established CARMA to be an open source community for inventors and innovators collaborating on new solutions with emerging technology to address cooperative driving automation. We feel the ROS Discourse community would be a great fit for these discussions under a new category “CARMA.” This would be similar to the “Autoware” category but focus on CARMA development. This community is a great place to host the technical discussions supported by our CARMA Collaborative effort on the development of CARMA Platform with current and future users. We are in discussion with over 30 universities on the use of CARMA and more users are connecting with us each week. We plan to continue to develop CARMA alongside our growing community of users and would like to request a new Catagory called “CARMA” to help host this innovation.
Feel free to learn more about CARMA
FHWA – https://highways.dot.gov/research/research-programs/operations/CARMA
GitHub Site – https://github.com/usdot-fhwa-stol
Confluence Site – https://usdot-carma.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/CAR/overview
Jira Site – https://usdot-carma.atlassian.net/secure/Dashboard.jspa
Please let me know if you have any questions.