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Debate has swirled around the need for government regulations and guidelines, prodding action
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News August 05, 2016
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator Mark Rosekind announced this week that in light of the fact that the development of autonomous vehicles has grown more pervasive and that such vehicles are now being tested and in some cases employed on national roadways, the need...
The statement comes only a few weeks after news broke about the Tesla "Autopilot" fatality, which occurred over two months ago in Florida
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News July 20, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology before people entrust their vehicle's steering and brakes to a robot.   Foxx told about 1,200 people at a self-driving...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News July 01, 2016
The fatal crash of a Tesla Model S car that was in autopilot mode when it collided with a truck on a Florida highway last month is prompting the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to open a preliminary evaluation of the automatic driving feature.   The car in question was a a...
The startup has been testing prototype vehicles for the past year at private facilities
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News June 23, 2016
Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state.   The Los Angeles-based startup plans to begin building and selling electric vehicles next year in the United States. A spokesperson from the...
NCDOT selects HERE to manage traffic congestion
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News June 22, 2016
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently selected HERE, the location cloud company, as the provider of probe-based, real-time traffic services to enhance driver safety and improve traffic congestion and corridor management for big construction projects.   HERE is providing...
driverless and connected vehicle technology
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News May 26, 2016
A convoy of U.S. Army vehicles will be cruising Interstate 69 in Michigan’s St. Clair and Lapeer counties in late June to test driverless and connected vehicle technology.   The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and the Michigan Department of...
The vehicle, which will have a driver in the cab, will tackle technical hurdles related to autonomous technology
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News May 23, 2016
Those driving through Pittsburgh in the next few weeks might see Uber's first test self-driving car taking a spin through the streets. The hybrid Ford Fusion car, out of Uber's Advanced Technologies Center, will be gathering mapping data and testing out its autonomous driving abilities, according...
The San Francisco startup is looking to put self-driving trucks on U.S. highways
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News May 17, 2016
Robot-loving engineer Anthony Levandowski, who helped steer Google's self-driving technology, is convinced autonomous big rigs will be the next big thing on the road to a safer transportation system.   Levandowski left Google earlier this year to pursue his vision at Otto, a San Francisco startup...
Keep right sign
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article May 16, 2016
Connected vehicles—those that “talk” to each other and share data about the environment they travel through—have arrived.   Paired with advancements in autonomous vehicle technology and smart infrastructure, we are gearing up for a dramatic change in how we navigate cities and by extension, our...
question mark sign
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News May 09, 2016
Click here to take this week's poll question, which wonders about our readiness and desire for self-driving vehicles.
Security in intelligent transportation requires sensible planning and implementation of a defense-in-depth strategy. The combination of constructive, operational and reactive strategies over the long term can create a robust defense, where overall security can be achieved in scales greater than the sum of its parts.

Security in intelligent transportation requires sensible planning and implementation of a defense-in-depth strategy. The combination of constructive, operational and reactive strategies over the long term can create a robust defense, where overall security can be achieved in scales greater than the sum of its parts. 

Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS Article April 08, 2016
Many a traffic engineer is familiar with fiddling the door lock on a traffic controller cabinet.   Not too long ago, that was the only security task in maintaining traffic systems for technicians in the field. Security controls for these kinds of traffic management systems, in particular for older...
U.S. DOT and Sidewalk Labs team up on Smart City Challenge
Transportation Management News March 18, 2016
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Alphabet-owned Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff announced a partnership that will deploy the tech firm's new Flow transportation platform in the city that wins the U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge.   The platform will collect data from mobility apps to help...
Ride-sharing
Transportation Management News February 26, 2016
Ride-sharing firm Uber said it will add to its advanced technologies center in Pittsburgh with a second facility to increase research and development of self-driving and other vehicle technology.   "Self-driving technology has the potential to drastically cut down on accidents and congestion while...
A panel of experts offer a look at where various segments of our industry stand—and what’s happening next
Transportation Management Article February 22, 2016
Accelerating the future of ITS - Regina Hopper and Rodney Slater ITS America kicked off the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show Broadband conference with the question: “Intelligent Transportation: Are We There Yet?”    Actually, intelligent transportation systems, or ITS, are not new. But, with blazing...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News January 15, 2016
The White House unveiled a nearly $4 billion, 10-year plan to advance the development of autonomous vehicles in the U.S.   "Automated vehicles open up possibilities for saving lives, saving time and saving fuel," said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx at a press conference at the North...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News January 08, 2016
United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said there are no plans for a national set of regulations for autonomous vehicles, and that those decisions are better suited at the federal lawmaking level.   “There’s a lot the federal government can do in terms of laying out safety standards...
The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles released a set of guidelines for self-driving car operations
Transportation Management 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...
Researchers from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University have jumped on board the initiative
Transportation Management News November 23, 2015
A team of researchers from the College of Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus have begun a 14-month research project for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to determine the viability of using autonomous vehicles for the inspection of roadways,...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News November 09, 2015
Two Volvo XC90 vehicles went for an autonomous drive on Adelaide's Southern Expressway this past Saturday morning, as part of the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI), coordinated by the national independent road research agency, ARRB Group. The two cars demonstrated automatic lane...
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