Autonomous Vehicle Systems

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News August 17, 2017
On August 10, authorities for the city of Jaworzno, located in southern Poland west of Krakow, signed a letter of intent with Comtegra and the Polish Ministry of Transport to begin mapping the entire city so that autonomous cars can operate there.   Thanks to an ongoing City of Ideas process,...
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Article August 16, 2017
It has been 100 years since our industry started using pavement markings to separate travel lanes and provide delineation; in 1917, a center line was painted to increase safety along a sharp curve in Marquette County, Mich.   Since that time, pavement markings have been designed, specified and...
Automated vehicles
News August 16, 2017
Waymo was granted a patent last week for cars that will soften on hitting pedestrians so that minimum damage is caused in case of an accident.   How the system will work is that the cars will have sensors, which combined with object detection using technology such as LIDAR (light detection and...
Intelligent transportation systems and automated vehicles
News August 11, 2017
By 2040, at least a fifth of the traffic on I-80 in Iowa will be highly automated, a new Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) study says.   The study, which is part of a larger Iowa DOT analysis aimed at positioning rural parts of I-80 for the future, says the higher levels of automation...
Article June 12, 2017
Roadway construction already is a dangerous working environment with over 700 fatalities annually in work zones alone. With connected and automated vehicles (CAVs) beginning to launch on our roadways, workers and motorists will have even more dangers facing them each day. Because the majority of...
News May 23, 2017
Today, 3M and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) announced they are partnering to utilize connected-vehicle technologies along more than three miles of I-75. Using roadway solutions from 3M, the current I-75 work zone in Oakland County will be transformed over the course of four...
News April 13, 2017
The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is rolling out a fleet of “talking” buses to serve the state’s communities.   The new technology allows the buses to alert pedestrians and motorists with an automated announcement through a “Safe Turn Alert” system that voices messages such as “...
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...
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 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 January 12, 2017
Google has confirmed that it is to disconnect its fleet of self-driving cars from the internet unless absolutely necessary to prevent their technology falling prey to hackers, according to the chief executive of its driverless car program.   The dramatic move has been made possible by the fact that...
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 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 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...
Article October 07, 2016
Across the globe, over 600,000 road users are killed every year in road incidents, many of which involve collisions with larger vehicles.   From time to time, such collisions occur between transit buses and pedestrians or other road users, transpiring more often than not as a result of blind spots...
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