Automated Vehicles

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News March 14, 2017
California, the largest U.S. car market, plans to allow testing on public roads of self-driving vehicles without human backup drivers by the end of the year, state officials said Friday.   The state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is seeking public comment on proposed regulations for...
News March 13, 2017
A study by transportation, economics and urban planning experts has found that ridesharing and ridesourcing services using autonomous vehicles (AV) could shift millions of drivers away from personal cars in major U.S. cities.   “Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders,” the study...
News March 02, 2017
A new system is currently under development that seeks to improve the real-time interpretation of traffic information on construction sites by autonomous vehicles.   Driverless cars have to be able to accurately detect traffic signs, but current technologies are facing difficulties when presented...
News February 24, 2017
Researchers at New York University (NYU) are developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will allow self-driving vehicles to navigate with centimeter precision using Here’s cloud-based HD Live Map system.   For autonomous vehicles to deliver their expected societal and consumer benefits...
News February 22, 2017
As of yesterday, self-driving Uber vehicles took to the streets of Tempe, Ariz. to pick up and drop off riders throughout the city.   The ride-sharing service has been testing automated vehicles in Pittsburgh for the last five months, and are now bringing their self-driving tests to the Southwest...
News February 21, 2017
Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology.   Atlanta would become one of the largest urban areas for testing self-driving vehicles...
News January 31, 2017
Nevada could be the next state to legalize self-driving cars on public roads, if a draft bill from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is passed by the legislature.   The bill, titled AB69, looks to update the current driving and traffic laws, to allow driverless vehicles, drones and...
News January 27, 2017
The state of Ohio and Ohio State University are joining forces to fund the first phase of a $45 million autonomous-vehicle research and testing center.   The 540-acre SMART (Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test) Center will be built on 4,500 acres of the Transportation Research Center (TRC)....
News January 20, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced ten automated vehicle proving ground test sites that will form a Community of Practice with the goal of advancing autonomous and connected vehicle technology.   The proving ground designees were announced Jan. 19 and include: Pittsburgh and...
News January 19, 2017
The Smart Belt Coalition, which includes both the Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan transportation agencies as well as various academic partners, aims to support research, testing, policy, funding pursuits and deployment, as well as data sharing, for connected and automated vehicle technology, and in...
News December 23, 2016
Driverless cars could be coming to I-95 if Maryland transportation officials have their way.   The Maryland Department of Transportation announced this week that it has asked the U.S. Department of Transportation to use the I-95 corridor to test autonomous vehicles.   Federal officials are looking...
News December 22, 2016
Uber has decided to pull its self-driving cars from California roads after state regulators moved to revoke those vehicles’ registrations. The move comes after a week of talks between the ride-hailing company and state regulators failed.   Just hours after Uber launched the service in its home base...
News December 07, 2016
Audi is beginning to roll out the first vehicle-to-infrastructure technology in production cars with a feature that will let certain 2017 models communicate with traffic lights and tell the driver when red lights will turn green.   This initial introduction is select and narrow in its capability....
News November 29, 2016
A self-driving truck will begin traveling on two Ohio roads next week after state officials announce details of new investments to support innovative transportation technology.   A vehicle from self-driving truck maker Otto will travel a 35-mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 on Monday in central Ohio...
News November 22, 2016
Developers of what is billed as a world-class testing facility for driverless vehicles, along with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, are breaking ground on the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township. The new facility will test new automotive technology, including driverless cars.   “Michigan...
News November 21, 2016
Startup company nuTonomy, which has already hit public streets with robot taxis, will begin trying out autonomous vehicles in the city of Boston by year’s end.   The company, financed in part by Ford Motor Co. Executive Chairman Bill Ford’s venture fund, announced a deal with the city of Boston and...
News October 27, 2016
After meeting with transportation leaders from around the nation today, Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero announced plans to establish a working group of city staff as well as public and private regional partners to look into the city becoming America’s newest testbed for connected and autonomous...

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News October 24, 2016
Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Thursday issued an executive order creating a framework for the testing of self-driving cars on Massachusetts roads. The executive order also creates a working group to discuss proposed legislation and regulations related to autonomous vehicles.   State officials are still...
News October 20, 2016
Tesla Motors said on Wednesday that it would equip all of its new vehicles with technology that enables fully autonomous driving, but would not activate the system until it undergoes further testing.   In a blog post, the maker of electric cars said the new hardware included cameras, sensors and...
News October 11, 2016
The Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) will partner with mapping venture Here, the mapping business, to transform a nearly 30-mile stretch of I-380 into a corridor adaptable for self-driving cars and trucks.   Here will use its open location platform, including real-time and predictive...
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