Wisconsin Automated Vehicle External Advisory Committee

Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies are expected to have a wide-ranging impact on transportation in Wisconsin. As such, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has formed the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle External (WAVE) Advisory Committee to gather stakeholder input and advice on CAV-related planning priorities, implementation policies, and impacts on the state’s transportation system.


Committee members (updated October 2020) come from the private sector, non-profit groups, various associations, academia, and other government agencies. Each member commits to a two-year term.

Duties and Powers

The Committee’s role is strictly advisory. It is assigned no governmental powers. More detailed information on the structure and operation of the Committee can be found in the WAVE Charter (updated September 2020).

WAVE Meetings

The inaugural meeting occurred on September 8 and 9, 2020.


Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment

In 2017-2018, WisDOT convened a special committee to recommend a coordinated effort to best advance testing and operation of autonomous and connected vehicles in Wisconsin. The committee was chaired by the WisDOT Secretary and included representatives from the State Legislature, public agencies, law enforcement, auto manufacturers, trucking, motorcycles and other sectors. The final report and other details can be found on the committee's page.


Matt Umhoefer
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Division of Budget and Strategic Initiatives
(608) 266-9476