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Motorists will use a smartphone app to communication roadway information to traffic-management hubs
Transportation Management 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-...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News October 19, 2015
According to the results of a global survey released by technology advocacy organization IEEE, there are a number of challenges that need to be breached in the sector of driverless vehicles is there is any hope of widespread adoption and social acceptance. The survey polled members of the IEEE...
Autonomous cars will be allowed on public roads in the province as of Jan. 1, 2016
Transportation Management 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...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News August 26, 2015
The first driverless vehicle to hit U.S. highways is going to be a truck, not a car, and it is expected to hit construction sites in Florida later this year. Developed by Royal Truck & Equipment, a specialty vehicle manufacturer based near Bethlehem, Penn., the trucks will be fitted with...
Transportation Management News August 03, 2015
According to the Wall Street Journal, Germany’s biggest auto makers have clinched a deal to buy Nokia Corp.’s digital mapping business, beating out rival bidders for some of the vital technology for self-driving cars in a $3.1 billion acquisition. BMW AG, Daimler AG and Audi AG are confirmed as the...
Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS News May 18, 2015
The warm California sun will shine this summer on a technologic breakthrough, according to officials at Google. The latest version of the tech giant’s self-driving car prototype will take to public roadways soon. The vehicle, which is described as a pod-like two-seat carrier that operates sans gas...
Transportation Management Article May 05, 2015
As the world changes with the rapid advancement of connected devices and technologies, so must the transportation industry. In a business area where change is sluggish, DOTs across the country must adapt quickly to the evolving technologies that are going to impact their operations and budget.  ...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News July 15, 2014
Jaguar Land Rover revealed that it is working on self-learning technology for its next generation of vehicles, which would make note of driver behaviors and preferences with the goal of automating daily driving tasks.   Dubbed Smart Assistant by JLR, the technology utilizes a learning algorithm...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News June 25, 2014
Motorists anxious to own a self-driving car may not have to wait much longer thanks to San Francisco-based startup Cruise, which is taking pre-orders for its new aftermarket self-driving kit. Each unit will cost $10,000, with installations expected to start early in 2015.   Cruise has already...
Autonomous Vehicle Systems News December 31, 2013
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week allowing automakers, suppliers and developers to test self-driving vehicles on Michigan roads. Michigan is the fourth state to pass such a law.   While the law requires a person to be in the driver’s seat at all times, it also protects...
Driverless-vehicle innovators are not waiting for transportation authorities to build “smart” highway infrastructure.

Driverless-vehicle innovators are not waiting for transportation authorities to build “smart” highway infrastructure.

Transportation Management Article July 24, 2013
Driverless-vehicle technology has been a gleam in the eye of futurists since not long after the Model T revolutionized our surface-transportation system.   GM’s Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair featured driverless vehicles. For decades, researchers labored to bring the vision to reality....
Transportation Management News June 03, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a 14-page document at the end of May addressing policy and recommendations for states to accommodate testing of automated or self-driving vehicles.   NHTSA opens the report by defining the five levels of vehicle automation, from 0...
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