February 23, 2017
Deborah Hersman

Our complacency is killing us. Americans believe there is nothing we can do to stop crashes from happening, but that isn't true. The US lags the rest of the developed world in addressing highway fatalities. We know what needs to be done; we just haven't done it ...

February 22, 2017
Michele Nellenbach

The Bipartisan Policy Center's Executive Council on Infrastructure announced the Coalition to Modernize American Infrastructure, which will set a foundation for the 2017 infrastructure debate ...

February 21, 2017
Pete Goldin

Part of the funding problem may be that ITS is still viewed by many decision makers as conceptual rather than real world. ITS is often categorized as research and development for the future, rather than as a very effective real world solution that delivers ROI today ...

February 17, 2017

A USDOT report on the state of America's transportation infrastructure, 2015 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance, released late last year, contends that more investment is needed not only to maintain the nation's highway and transit systems but to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog ...

February 16, 2017

The emergence of autonomous vehicles and many other electronic components render the current 12-volts (v) battery nearly unusable ...

February 14, 2017
Craig Hurst

FASTR (Future of Automotive Security Technology Research) released a manifesto, Toward Tomorrow’s "Organically Secure" Vehicle, declaring the organization's intentions. FASTR seeks to enable innovation in automotive security by marshaling industry-wide collaboration on the actionable applied and theoretical R&D needed now to drive systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the entire supply chain and ensure trust in the connected and autonomous vehicle of the future ...

February 13, 2017
Pete Goldin

“Funding is a fundamental issue. We have to make trade-offs. Do I make this investment in ITS, or do I make sure three more bridges stand up? That is the biggest obstacle I see to ITS.”

February 09, 2017
Pete Goldin

US Senate Democrats unveiled a $1 trillion infrastructure plan on January 24. If ITS in the US needs anything, it is a solid injection of funds ...

February 07, 2017
Francois Fischer

Europe has joined together to launch AUTOPILOT, a project to enable safer highly automated driving thanks to smart and connected objects and Internet of Things ...

February 06, 2017
Pete Goldin

ITSdigest is a new blog for the global Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) community. The purpose of ITSdigest is to give a voice to the members of the ITS community around the world, empower them to share knowledge and express their views, and ultimately to help advance the industry through collaboration. Any organization involved in ITS is welcome to open a blogging account — associations, consultants, analysts, researchers, the academic sector, the public sector, auto OEMs and suppliers, and all ITS technology vendors ...

February 01, 2017

Paris launched its first driverless electric shuttle bus service on January 23, with the goal of curbing the congestion and pollution that many Parisians blame for a range of health concerns ...

January 30, 2017

The USDOT issued a proposed rule that would advance the deployment of connected vehicle technologies throughout the US light vehicle fleet ...

January 30, 2017

Forrester recently analyzed the demand for connected cars and the features that consumers are interested in having in their next vehicles, estimating that one-third of US drivers want connected car features — but today’s offerings are not meeting their expectations ...

January 30, 2017

Intensifying competition, dynamic consumer requirements, and volatile markets are compelling auto OEMs to differentiate themselves through novel features in the areas of safety and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), according to Frost & Sullivan. The market is gradually changing to focus on comfort, convenience, handling, sustainability, smart mobility, as well as vehicle versatility and utility ...

January 30, 2017

Connected car production is growing rapidly in both mature and emerging automobile markets, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. The production of new automobiles equipped with data connectivity, either through a built-in communications module or by a tether to a mobile device, is forecast to reach 61 million in 2020 ...