July 17, 2017

The automobile is undergoing a transformation, moving from a means of conveyance to becoming a data center on wheels. For car manufacturers to maintain their leverage, they have to build alliances and concentrate on R&D resources, according to Oliver Wyman’s new Automotive Manager 2017 report ...

June 30, 2017
Jim Barbaresso

It is important to acknowledge an emerging trend that is accelerating this country's implementation of a multimodal transportation network. The expansion of "transportation as a service" beyond urban areas to include suburbs and then, theoretically, to reach virtually every part of the country is becoming more common ...

June 26, 2017

Driven by government mandates on safety and emission regulations, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are investing billions of dollars in the research and development (R&D) of advanced vehicle technology features ...

June 14, 2017

Automotive OEMs, start-ups, aerospace companies and other players are expected to make significant investments in the flying cars market and showcase their prototypes in the next 10 years, according to Frost & Sullivan ...

June 07, 2017
Regina Hopper

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) and the Cyber Future Foundation (CFF) announced a partnership to form the Intelligent Transportation Cybersecurity Task Force (ITCTF) ...

June 01, 2017

Increasing the amount, consistency and quality of TIM data collection supports development of performance measures for evaluating and improving traffic incident response ...

May 26, 2017
Deborah A.P. Hersman and Regina Hopper

Memorial Day is around the corner and millions of American families will get into their cars for a mini vacation marking the start of summer road trip season. Unfortunately, the risk of a highway crash causing serious injury or death is still a reality. According to the National Safety Council an estimated 409 people may be killed during the Memorial Day weekend. Even one person is too many ...

May 22, 2017
Jim Barbaresso

With the September release of the U.S. DOT Policy on Highly Automated Vehicles (HAVs), state DOTs are expected to comply with U.S. DOT requests to support uniform regulation of automated vehicles across state boundaries. State DOTs should examine their own infrastructure and determine if it will be prepared to support HAVs in the short term. Here are a few initial considerations for establishing an environment for the safe operation of HAVs ...

May 15, 2017
Nicole Dupuis and Elias Stahl

USDOT and NHTSA released its first Federal Automated Vehicles Policy Guide in May 2016. However, the federal resource still left a number of questions unanswered for cities, which will be the initial launch points and proving grounds for connected and autonomous vehicle technology. To help answer some of these questions, the National League of Cities subsequently released an AV Policy Preparation Guide, which aims to explore the concerns, issues, and opportunities this transformative technology represents for cities ...

May 09, 2017
Greg Brannon

Analysts may disagree on the timeline, but they are united in the opinion that some form of self-driving car will eventually traverse America's roadways. And while most drivers have yet to experience a fully autonomous vehicle, they are already forming strong opinions that could impact the future of this emerging technology ...