Automated Highway Systems

Labor's Legacy in downtown Detroit, honoring the city's 300th anniversary in 2001.
News June 07, 2018
Once again, I missed more than I got to experience, but nonetheless there was much of interest. (Side note: Two members of the ITSA board visited the Traffic & Transit booth and I told them directly my dissatisfaction and concern about the number of concurrent sessions, and they did listen, so...
Active traffic management signage debuts on U.S. 95 in Las Vegas
News March 06, 2018
Downtown Las Vegas is one of the most congested urban areas in the nation. But Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) officials hope to crack the traffic crunch with a series of digital active traffic management signs, which are set to go live today.   Some 300,000 vehicles travel through the U...
Oregon DOT testing variable speed signs on I-84
News October 13, 2016
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has begun testing new variable speed signs to provide a greater margin of safety during winter weather on I-84.   Over the past several weeks, crews from ODOT have been installing variable speed signs along a 30-mile section of I-84 from Ladd Canyon to...
Massachusetts Department of Transportation begins tolling, traffic management system rollout
News March 04, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin to roll out an all-electronic tolling program and a new real-time traffic management system. For drivers, the most immediately noticeable change, especially for anyone who travels the Massachusetts Turnpike, will be overhead...
The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles released a set of guidelines for self-driving car operations
News December 17, 2015
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released a set of proposed guidelines that could put ordinary people behind the wheel of autonomous vehicles, a move those in the business of developing driverless technology are concerned will hamper AV development and initiative within the state...
Motorists will use a smartphone app to communication roadway information to traffic-management hubs
News October 28, 2015
  Nokia will soon begin a trial run of a smart system offering two-way communication between roads users and traffic-management hubs using existing commercial mobile networks. The end goal is to develop an automated cloud communication system on cellular networks, which uses data gathered from in-...
Autonomous cars will be allowed on public roads in the province as of Jan. 1, 2016
News October 16, 2015
Ontario, Canada, has announced it will allow the autonomous vehicle testing on its public roads starting Jan. 1, 2016, according to the province's transportation minister Steven Del Duca.   The new pilot program does come with restrictions, however. Self-driving cars will be allowed on any public...
Article June 19, 2015
In an effort to combat congestion in our country’s urban areas, the U.S. DOT launched the Urban Partnership Agreement (UPA) program in 2007. The program infused nearly $900 million into transportation-related projects in four cities nationwide, including the Twin Cities metropolitan area.  ...
Article February 19, 2015
2014 has seen a government and auto industry cooperative effort to develop connected vehicles (CV), which may well lead to an explosion in public attention to intelligent transportation systems (ITS). According to Thomas Kern, interim president and CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of...
News February 14, 2014
The Lee Roy Selmon Expressway in Tampa, Fla., is set to lead the push toward driverless cars after being named one of 10 test sites nationwide for the growing technology this week. No timetable has been set for when testing will begin.   Preparations for testing are being made by the Tampa...
Article May 09, 2005
Will Rogers said, “Outside of traffic, there is nothing that has held this country back as much as committees.” While no one can put an end to committees, Broward County is doing its best to end traffic congestion. And the beginning of that end lies with the new Broward County Transportation...
Article December 28, 2000
The transformation of the I&shyp;15 high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes into the nation's first demonstration of automated highway system (AHS) technologies began during a kick-off ceremony at the site in San Diego. The automated highway system concept employs technology that enables cars to...
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