Noah Goodall


Senior Research Scientist

Virginia Transportation Research Council, a partnership between the Virginia Department of Transportation and the University of Virginia

Phone: 434-293-1905
Email: njg2q [at] virginia . edu,
noah.goodall [at] vdot . virginia . gov

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Background

My research interests are in traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, and vehicle communication and automation.

  • Licensed Professional Engineer, Virginia
  • PhD Civil Engineering, University of Virginia
  • Publications

    Better than ‘Average’: Potential Crash Rate Standards for Automated Vehicles. Under review.
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    Comparison of Automated Vehicle Struck-from-Behind Crash Rates with National Rates Using Naturalistic Data. Under review.
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    Non-Technological Challenges for the Remote Operation of Automated Vehicles. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice. Forthcoming.
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    Assessment of Capacity Changes Due to Automated Vehicles on Interstate Corridors. Report for the Virginia Transportation Research Council: FHWA/VTRC 21-R1. With Kevin Heaslip, Bumsik Kim, and Mirla Abi Aad. 2020.
    [PDF] [Link]

    Car-following Characteristics of Adaptive Cruise Control from Empirical Data. Journal of Transportation Engineering, Part A: Systems. With Chien-Lun Lan. 2020.
    [PDF] [Link] [Poster]

    Bounds on Permissible Automated Vehicle Behavior on Virginia Freeways. 27th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. Los Angeles, CA. 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19).
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    Estimating Incident Impacts in Real Time. 27th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. Los Angeles, CA. 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID-19).
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    More than Trolleys: Plausible, Ethically Ambiguous Scenarios likely to Be Encountered by Automated Vehicles. Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies. 2019.
    [PDF] [Link]

    Comparison of Waze Crash and Disabled Vehicle Records with Video Ground Truth. Transportation Research Interdisciplinary Perspectives. With Eun (Tina) Lee. 2019.
    [PDF] [Link]

    How to Think About Driverless Vehicles: Review of Driverless by Hod Lipson and Melba Kurman. American Journal of Public Health. 2018.
    [PDF] [Link]

    Video of Uber Self-Driving Car’s Fatal Crash Raises More Questions. IEEE Spectrum | Cars That Think Blog. 2018.
    [Link]

    Effect of Signal Control on Bimodal Travel Time Distributions. Proceedings of the 97th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. 2018.
    [PDF] [Link] [Poster]

    From Trolleys to Risk: Models for Ethical Autonomous Driving. Editorial in American Journal of Public Health. 2017.
    [PDF] [Link]

    Probability of Secondary Crash Occurrence on Freeways with the Use of Private-Sector Speed Data. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2017.
    [PDF] [Link] [Poster]

    Fundamental Characteristics of Wi-Fi and Wireless Local Area Network Re-identification for Transportation. IET Intelligent Transport Systems. 2017.
    [PDF] [Link] [Poster]

    Away From Trolley Problems and Toward Risk Management. Applied Artificial Intelligence. 2016.
    [PDF] [Link] [Slides]

    Can You Program Ethics Into a Self-Driving Car? IEEE Spectrum. 2016.
    [Link]

    Traffic Incident Management Quick Clearance Guidance and Implications. Report for the Virginia Transportation Research Council: FHWA/VCTIR 16-R9. With Lance Dougald and Ramkumar Venkatanarayana. 2016.
    [PDF] [Link]

    Microscopic Estimation of Freeway Vehicle Positions from the Behavior of Connected Vehicles. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations. With Brian L. Smith and Byungkyu “Brian” Park. 2016.
    [PDF] [Link] [Poster]

    Ethical Decision Making during Automated Vehicle Crashes. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. 2014.
    [PDF] [Link] [Poster]

    Vehicle Automation and the Duty to Act. Proceedings of the 21st World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. Detroit, MI. 2014.
    [PDF] [Slides]

    Machine Ethics and Automated Vehicles. In Meyer, G. and Beiker, S. (eds.) Road Vehicle Automation, Lecture Notes in Mobility Series. Springer, Berlin. 2014.
    [PDF] [Link]

    Microscopic Estimation of Arterial Vehicle Positions in a Low-Penetration-Rate Connected Vehicle Environment. Journal of Transportation Engineering. With Byungkyu “Brian” Park and Brian L. Smith. 2014.
    [PDF] [Link] [Poster]

    Traffic Signal Control with Connected Vehicles. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. With Brian L. Smith and Byungkyu “Brian” Park. 2013.
    [PDF] [Link] [Poster] [Dissertation]

    Real-Time Prediction of Vehicle Locations in a Connected Vehicle Environment. Report for Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research: VCTIR 14-R4. 2013.
    [PDF] [Summary]

    Microscopic Estimation of Freeway Vehicle Positions Using Mobile Sensors. Proceedings of the 91st Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. With Brian L. Smith and Byungkyu “Brian” Park. 2012.
    [PDF] [Link] [Slides]

    Arterial Performance Measures in a Connected Vehicle Environment. Proceedings of the 18th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems. Orlando, Florida. With Brian L. Smith and Ramkumar Venkatanarayana. 2011.
    [PDF] [Slides]

    What Drives Decisions of Single-Occupant Travelers in High-Occupancy Vehicle Lanes? Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. With Brian L. Smith. 2010.
    [PDF] [Link] [Master’s Thesis]

    An Investigation Into the Impact of Rainfall on Freeway Traffic Flow. Proceedings of the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board. With Brian L. Smith, Kristi Byrne, Rachel Copperman, and Susan Hennessy. 2004.
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    Media

    Interviewed in New York Times, Wired, Scientific American, Associated Press, BBC, CBC, Time, Reason, and others.

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