Automated Vehicles

News May 11, 2017
Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday that the state of New York is now accepting applications for companies that are interested in testing autonomous vehicles on public roads.   A measure to allow the testing and demonstration of self-driving vehicles was included in last month's state budget. Testing...
News May 08, 2017
In Roads & Bridges first podcast of the year, Editorial Director Bill Wilson talks about raising the federal gas tax, self-driving cars at Disney World and the reconstruction of the Piscataqua River Bridge. To listen to the podcast, click here.
News May 05, 2017
The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into Uber's use of a secret software that was used to evade authorities in places where its ride-hailing service was banned or restricted, according to a person familiar with the government's probe, the Washington Post reported.   The...
News April 10, 2017
Public highways in the state of New York will soon be open to testing self-driving cars over the next year.   Tucked into a state budget bill approved by lawmakers this week is a measure allowing autonomous vehicles on New York's highways, but it is limited to testing or demonstrations.   A decades...
News March 28, 2017
Following a crash involving one of it’s self-driving ride-share vehicles this past Friday, Uber has lifted its temporary suspension of self-driving activities in both Pittsburgh and Tempe, Az., and put its autonomous test fleet back into service.   The Volvo SUVs are now back into rotation with the...
News March 27, 2017
Uber has announced that it will suspend its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Az. The ride-hailing company is suspending its autonomous tests in Arizona until it completes its investigation and pausing its Pittsburgh...

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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....
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