May 07, 2018
Walter Brenner and Andreas Herrmann

Many reports implicitly assume that in the foreseeable future there will be vehicles that can drive completely independently, that can be ordered with an app and that can drive on their own in any traffic conditions. We have explored in depth what might be regarded more as "wishful thinking" than a realistic prospect ...

April 27, 2018
Walter Brenner and Andreas Herrmann

If you discuss autonomous vehicles in today's professional or business environment, the following questions come up quickly: "When will we have autonomous vehicles?" and "Where will they be used first?" We can well imagine that autonomous vehicles will be first used as "robotaxis" ...

April 23, 2018
Deborah Hersman

Road to Zero Coalition released a comprehensive report laying out strategies for ending roadway deaths in the United States by 2050. It is the first time in the nation’s history that so many organizations have collaborated to put forth a comprehensive plan to address motor vehicle fatalities. The Coalition, in a report written by the RAND Corporation, identified three main initiatives to reduce roadway fatalities ...

April 19, 2018

FHWA published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for states, cities and other agencies to compete for $60 million in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment Program grants to fund new technologies that improve transportation efficiency and safety ...

April 16, 2018

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, the Intelligent Transportation System market was valued at USD 20.22 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach USD 57.44 billion by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 12.7% ...

April 11, 2018

With a mission "To Improve Roads and Communities for a Safe and Responsible Future," the Automated Vehicle Coalition (AVC) announced its formal organization and list of founding, charter members ...

April 03, 2018
Paul Satchfield

Recently approved legislation and ambitious projects developed by Florida's transportation agencies, in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders and partners, are creating a wide set of options for testing autonomous and connected vehicles in the Sunshine State. To meet the need for testing in a controlled environment, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and its partners are creating a test facility, SunTrax ...

March 28, 2018
Pete Goldin

In 2017, New York City experienced its safest year on record with the fourth straight year of fatality declines, according to NYC's Vision Zero Year Four Report. Since 2014, the city’s traffic fatalities have declined 28 percent with a 45 percent decline in pedestrian fatalities — bucking national fatality trends, which have increased 15 percent over the same period ...

March 27, 2018

Reinventing Wheels, a report by Tom Standage, Deputy Editor and Head of Digital Strategy at The Economist, predicts that at least initially, and possibly even in the long term, a large proportion of self-driving cars will be taxis of some sort. The future will be about selling rides, not cars ...

March 22, 2018

Hyperloop trains, flying on supersonic aircraft, traveling on smart motorways or getting from A to B in autonomous drones — when consumers hear about how travel will look in the future, they are excited, but apprehensive, according to a new survey commissioned by Travelzoo in partnership with ITB Berlin ...