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Uber autonomous vehicle
News March 19, 2018
A pedestrian was killed overnight in Tempe, Ariz., after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber.   This incident appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on public roads.   The Uber vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the...
Calif. tests first fully autonomous shuttle on state roads
News March 07, 2018
The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and GoMentum Station have announced that permission was granted and testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads will begin at Bishop Ranch, the largest mixed-use business community in Northern California, located in the city of San Ramon. This is...
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...
X2X communications
News March 01, 2018
The city of Marietta, Ga., has entered the deployment and public testing phase of the TravelSafely smartphone app that offers smart city services through everything-to-everything (X2X) communications.   Now available to citizens using mobile devices, the Marietta TravelSafely app is designed to...
Driverless vehicles
News February 27, 2018
The state of California will allow fully autonomous cars without safety drivers to test on public roads for the first time.   The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced the change Monday, which outlines a permitting process for companies wishing to deploy driverless vehicles without...
connected buses
News February 26, 2018
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA), working with technology development nonprofit Battelle, will launch a six-month project to evaluate enhanced safety systems on buses.   With a grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), GCRTA will test cutting-edge safety...
smart roads
News February 23, 2018
WSP USA was selected by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to design Minnesota’s first smart road, which would transform a major state highway west of Minneapolis into a road capable of testing and deploying numerous connected-vehicle applications.   As prime consultant, the company...
Automated vehicle ride-hailing service
News February 20, 2018
Waymo is preparing to launch a ride-hailing service similar to Uber’s, but with driverless cars.   The self-driving carmaker spun out of Google was approved on Jan. 24 to operate as a transportation network company (TNC) in Arizona. Waymo applied for the permit on Jan. 12. Its application contained...
bus communication systems
News February 15, 2018
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has developed a communication system between Utah Transit Authority (UTA) buses and traffic signals that will help buses arrive on time in Salt Lake City.   The Dedicated Short Range Communications system uses software called Multi-Modal Intelligent...
autonomous transportation
News February 13, 2018
Next Transportation, which recently launched at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, introduced a new form of autonomous, electric transportation that uses swarming modular pods that connect and disconnect while transporting passengers, organizing riders based on upcoming...
road widening
News February 09, 2018
A project to widen 6 miles of U.S. 95 in northwest Las Vegas has begun.   Las Vegas Paving won the $64.6 million general contract for the work between Durango Drive and Kyle Canyon Road. The project will expand the highway from four to six lanes to relieve congestion and improve safety, according...
Embark self-driving truck

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News February 07, 2018
An autonomous truck just recently completed a coast-to-coast trip from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Fla., driving 2,400 miles from one end of the U.S. to the other.   This follows trucking company Embark‘s prior test route, which ran from L.A. to El Paso, and covers more than four times the...
traffic signal systems
News February 07, 2018
The city of Dallas recently signed an agreement with Ericsson, a provider of communications and Internet of Things infrastructure, to provide hardware and software upgrades for its traffic management systems.   Improvements to the traffic signal infrastructure in Dallas could pave the way toward...
traffic technology at intersections
News February 02, 2018
A team of University of Wisconsin (UW) researchers is developing a corridor along Park Street around the campus in early 2018 to test autonomous and connected vehicles.   The U.S. Department of Transportation selected Wisconsin as one of 10 “proving grounds” for autonomous vehicle technologies back...
smart city infrastructure
News January 30, 2018
As it continues to recover from Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is partnering with the Smart Cities Council to rebuild its infrastructure in a way that includes advanced technologies.   The council, which provides resources for cities to develop emerging technologies, announced the partnership with...
Kirk Steudle
Article January 29, 2018
When it comes to connected and autonomous vehicles, you could say I was an early adopter. My interest in this technology dates back more than a decade, and while there are many benefits, none matters more than the potential to save lives.   At the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT),...
WYDOT trucks

WYDOT chose to focus its CV pilot on freight traffic safety and awareness along I-80, the major corridor for east-west freight traffic for the northwest U.S.

Article January 29, 2018
Much discussion has surrounded connected and autonomous vehicles in the media over the past few years, yet only recently have pilot deployments of such technologies begun.   To help spur adoption and implementation of connected vehicle technology, the U.S. DOT selected three pilot sites to...
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board to investigate Tesla Autopilot crash
News January 25, 2018
In the second such crash-related investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving mode, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has assigned two federal investigators to probe whether a recent crash may be linked to a driver-assist system.   The incident involved a Tesla Model S...
Caltrans to widen striping on I-5 in advance of autonomous vehicles
News January 24, 2018
The California Department of Transportation plans to begin putting 6-in. stripes on I-5 from Orland to the Oregon border during the first half of this year.   The new striping regimen will replace 4-in. striping presently in place with much brighter and more durable striping, allowing, according to...
Google’s Waymo to begin testing autonomous cars in Atlanta
News January 23, 2018
Waymo, the division of Google concerned with autonomous vehicle development, announced this week that it will introduce its testing program to the city of Atlanta, Ga.   While details at present remain sparse, the Alphabet-owned division began mapping city roads last week in advance of eventually...
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