February 08, 2017
An Otto driverless truck takes to the highway.
TM&E: Let’s begin with a progress update on how the partnering aspect of the GoMentum Station has been proceeding since your article from last year (see Driving Toward Connectedness in the Spring TM&E 2016 edition).
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:
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...
January 10, 2017
Less than 10 years ago, smartphones revolutionized how we communicate, how we work and how we interact with others. Just a few years ago, the concept of hailing an Uber car to take you where you needed within minutes was relatively unheard of. Technology is rapidly changing our lives, but there has...
January 09, 2017
Panasonic announced it is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to turn a stretch of I-70 into a smart highway, enabling cars to communicate with each other as well as road infrastructure.
Together, the two organizations will build a communication platform that will...
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...
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...
December 19, 2016
Photo source: MDOT via Mining Journal
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is banking on connected vehicle technology to help clear snow and ice from roadways faster. GPS-based automatic vehicle location devices, which the agency began installing on its winter road maintenance equipment in 2013, report where each truck is,...
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.
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...
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...
September 16, 2016
Bill Malkes is part of a rare breed in the intelligent transportation industry. As he heads to Australia for the 23rd World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in Melbourne this October 10-14, he will share the story of GRIDSMART, the company he co-founded in 2007 with a core...
August 05, 2016
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) administrator Mark Rosekind announced this week that in light of the fact that the development of autonomous vehicles has grown more pervasive and that such vehicles are now being tested and in some cases employed on national roadways, the need...
May 31, 2016
Visit our homepage and take this week's poll question, which concerns state-level legislation to ease the adaptation of driverless cars.
May 09, 2016
Click here to take this week's poll question, which wonders about our readiness and desire for self-driving vehicles.
April 08, 2016
Security in intelligent transportation requires sensible planning and implementation of a defense-in-depth strategy. The combination of constructive, operational and reactive strategies over the long term can create a robust defense, where overall security can be achieved in scales greater than the sum of its parts.
Many a traffic engineer is familiar with fiddling the door lock on a traffic controller cabinet.
Not too long ago, that was the only security task in maintaining traffic systems for technicians in the field. Security controls for these kinds of traffic management systems, in particular for older...
March 02, 2016
The University of Wyoming (UW) is working on a pilot project that is intended to reduce the number of weather-related incidents involving trucks on I-80, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Wave 1 Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program.
Up to 16,000 vehicles per day...
January 08, 2016
United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said there are no plans for a national set of regulations for autonomous vehicles, and that those decisions are better suited at the federal lawmaking level.
“There’s a lot the federal government can do in terms of laying out safety standards...
September 15, 2015
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at the New York City Joint Management Traffic Center that New York City, Wyoming, and Tampa, Fla., will receive up to $42 million to pilot next-generation technology in infrastructure and in vehicles to share and communicate anonymous information...
October 08, 2014
The Florida Department of Transportation hosted a gathering of state transportation officials at its Traffic Engineering Research Laboratory in Tallahassee in October to demonstrate its latest vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications.
FDOT staff performed two V2V...