Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS

autonomous and connected technologies
News June 15, 2018
Gwinnett County and the city of Chamblee in Georgia were among the recent winners of a “smart communities challenge” led by Georgia Tech.    The communities will get seed funding and help from a Georgia Tech researcher for their winning projects, which involve exploring connected vehicle and...
smart city planning
News June 12, 2018
The city of Kansas City, Mo., is moving forward with its next expansion of smart city technologies, in part, through the issuance of an RFP as the first step to partner with the private sector in the form of hiring a program manager, or private sector partner.   The 54 smart city blocks currently...
UAV testing
News June 11, 2018
DriveOhio will use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to understand how to manage traffic, roadway incidents and roadway conditions along the 33 Smart Mobility Corridor beginning July 1.   The three-year $5.9 million project is intended to complement autonomous and connected vehicle tests along the 35...
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...
The first full day of the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting in Detroit has come and gone, and with it some interesting stuff and also some undue frustration.
News June 06, 2018
Every annual gathering of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America is an excellent opportunity to engage in a condensed forum with a wide swathe of technological and operational issues and challenges related to developing smarter and safer modes of transportation. This year’s schedule is...
Dallas smart technology
Article June 05, 2018
A safe and efficient transportation system is an invaluable asset to any city.   This statement comes directly out of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) plan for the city of Dallas. The city’s transportation leaders and partners are attempting to foster the concept of a safe and efficient...
Autonomous vehicle survey
News June 05, 2018
Americans expect self-driving vehicles will routinely travel American streets and highways in the not-too-distant future, according to the findings of the latest HNTB America THINKS national public opinion survey.   The survey also identifies expected benefits and uses of these vehicles, and...
C-V2X technology
News June 05, 2018
The Colorado Department of Transportation is working with Qualcomm, Panasonic and Ford to test cellular-vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) technology, which enables vehicles to automatically communicate with each other while on the road, in limited areas this summer.   These would be the first road...
Uber AV tests Arizona
News May 24, 2018
Uber is shutting down its self-driving car tests in Arizona, where one of the cars was involved in a fatal crash with a pedestrian in March, the company said Wednesday.   According to a report from the Arizona Republic, the company notified about 300 Arizona workers in the self-driving program that...
Smart pavement
News May 22, 2018
Integrated Roadways, a Kansas City technology start-up, is developing “smart pavement” technology that would not only help increase roadway safety but also serve as the Wi-Fi platform for cars and other future mobility services.   The road system uses high-resolution fiber optic sensors and other...
smart operating system
News May 17, 2018
Smart Columbus—a partnership of businesses, local governments and research groups that oversees the city’s work on the federal Smart Cities grant—is introducing the initial version of a computer operating system meant to address a variety of transportation-related challenges in the city of Columbus...
Autonomous vehicles
News May 14, 2018
Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order Wednesday aimed at attracting more testing of autonomous-vehicle technology on Ohio's roadways.   The executive order also provides direction to both government and industry on how to regulate and stage such testing. Kasich also pitched autonomous vehicles...
smart traffic signals
News May 09, 2018
Gwinnett County commissioners recently approved a four-project partnership with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to install technology which will allow Gwinnett transportation engineers to communicate with traffic signals and cameras on portions of four key corridors in the county...
Self-driving car service
News May 08, 2018
The city of Frisco in the North Texas region is reportedly set to get the nation's first self-driving car service.   The service will first be accessible in July for roughly 10,000 employees working in a cluster of corporate offices located less than a mile away from The Star, a retail and dining...
autonomous transit
News May 07, 2018
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) last week announced that it is accepting proposals from companies who can test and eventually deliver an automated vehicle service to fill a transportation gap between downtown Providence and Olneyville via the Woonasquatucket River corridor.  ...
Self-driving vehicles
News May 03, 2018
The Pentagon may deploy self-driving vehicles in combat zones to reduce the risk for military personnel attempting to deliver supplies to troops, according to a Bloomberg report.   At an April hearing on Capitol Hill, Michael Griffin, the U.S. undersecretary of defense for research and engineering...
UTA connected bus service

The intent of implementing MMITSS on Redwood Road was to improve schedule reliability of the UTA bus along that corridor.

Article May 02, 2018
A 2013 AASHTO report on connected vehicle systems stated, “The fundamental premise of the Connected Vehicle Environment lies in the power of wireless connectivity among vehicles, the infrastructure, and mobile devices to bring about transformative changes in highway safety, mobility, and in the...
Steve Novosad

Stephen Novosad (above); Bob Frey (below)

Article May 02, 2018
  Up until a few years ago, the focus on connected vehicles (CV) was vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications. This focus was important as critical safety of life applications were implemented. V2V applications and the standards they are built on are mature and ready for mainstreaming. With this in...
May Mobility
News May 01, 2018
The Ann Arbor-Detroit region is emerging as a global cluster for hundreds of mobility startups, particularly as a result of University of Michigan spin-offs, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, support services available in Ann Arbor, and the recently opened American Center for Mobility where OEMs and...
ITS America announces task force to advance connected vehicle communications
News April 25, 2018
As part of its continuing efforts to expand connected vehicle communications, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) has announced a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) Task Force to address a national interoperability standard that enables any vehicle to communicate with any other...
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