Preparing a Region for Connected/Automated Vehicles Deployment

Sponsored by
UC ITS Mobility Research Program Pacific Southwest Region University Transportation Center
Time
April 26 2019 10:30–12:00
Location
4080 AIR Building
Carlos A. Ortiz
Carlos A. Ortiz
Chief Operating Officer and Principal
ADVANTEC CONSULTING ENGINEERS
Abstract

Mr. Ortiz will be providing an overview on how private sector firms like ADVANTEC are assisting public agencies and developers on keeping pace with the rapid changes of transportation technologies and preparing agencies for the future by integration of connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and various smart cities technologies.

Mr. Ortiz is the Chief Operating Officer and Principal at ADVANTEC Consulting Engineers, an Irvine based planning, design, operations, and technology firm. Mr. Ortiz has extensive experience managing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) projects for numerous agencies throughout California. He has 30 years of experience, exclusively in the field of ITS and traffic engineering. Through his current projects, Mr. Ortiz is assisting agencies to understand the Smart Cities and Connected Vehicles and Autonomous Vehicles markets, so they can make better decisions on current and future ITS deployments. Mr. Ortiz serves on the Board at Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) International and Western District International Director. Mr. Ortiz also serves on ITE’s Transportation Systems Management and Operations Council (TSM&O), ITE Transportation Consultants Council and ITE’s Advocacy Committee. Mr. Ortiz also serves on the Board at ITS California, where he serves as the ITS Southern California Section Chair and Partnership Chair. Mr. Ortiz graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and he serves on the Industry Advisor Committee. Mr. Ortiz holds a Civil Engineering license in the states of California and Arizona. He is also registered as a Traffic Engineer in the State of California and he is certified as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE).