Intelligent Transportation Systems ITS

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 April 12, 2017
The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has launched a project to install enhanced roadway signage, ramp meters, wrong-way driver detection systems and more to help improve traffic safety and mobility on U.S. 395 in the North Valleys.   Beginning Monday, April 10 through early 2018, periodic...
News April 11, 2017
The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) has operated the Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) for decades, and the recent technological advances in vehicle connectivity and smart infrastructure design have led to a number of programs adaptable for state and...
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 April 05, 2017
Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) will soon flip the switch on its $10 million Intelligent Traffic System to alert motorists of traffic backups, accidents and weather conditions along I-10 in Jackson County.   The intelligent traffic control (ITC) overhead messenger boards and cameras...
News March 30, 2017
The New Hampshire Department of Transportation (NHDOT) has announced the two companies that will be responsible for a design/build intelligent transportation systems (ITS) project along the Frederick E Everett Turnpike (Central New Hampshire Turnpike).   Tilson, a Portland, Maine-based information...
News March 28, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently completed installation of a $1.35 million intelligent transportation system (ITS) at nine intersections along a three-mile stretch along McKnight Road between Evergreen Road in Ross and Peebles Road in McCandless.   The system will be...
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 14, 2017
Cadillac announced its 2017 CTS sedan will be the first car in the U.S. market to include a vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication system as a standard feature, adding an extra layer of smart safety to the luxury line.   The CTS' V2V tech depends on a combination of Dedicated Short-Range...
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 28, 2017
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said on Sunday she was reviewing self-driving vehicle guidance issued by the Obama administration and urged companies to explain the benefits of automated vehicles to a skeptical public.   The guidelines, which were issued in September, call on automakers...
News February 27, 2017
The city of Stockholm has adopted BlipTrack queue and flow measurement technology from Denmark-based BLIP Systems. The system provides the city with travel times and flow data to help alleviate congestion and provide road users with real-time traffic information.   It is a passive form of traffic...
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 February 15, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy (U.S. DOE) will give San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) $2.9 million to create new uses for wireless technologies used in connected and driverless cars.   SwRI has been developing fuel efficiency technologies for a long time, and it thinks it can...
Article February 08, 2017
When you talk about driverless cars, images of Knight Rider’s KITT car or scenes from the science fiction film “Minority Report” may come to mind. While it is hard to wrap your head around the idea of getting into a vehicle without a driver, significant public discussion and substantial private...
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