March 27, 2017
Greg Krueger

With the vast majority (90%+) of accidents caused by human error, it is obvious why there is a keen interest by road operators and policy makers to address the issue. The mandate is plain and simple – we need bold and aggressive strategies to make our roads and highways safer. As traffic technology moves forward, however, what should Americans expect? Is emerging technology truly safe, and how will it affect our lives? ...

March 23, 2017
Marwan Abboud

To prepare for the driverless future, Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders identifies six priorities for city leaders to protect against risks, maximize potential benefits and ensure the next transportation revolution will improve quality of life in our cities ...

March 22, 2017
Marwan Abboud

Driverless technology isn't about the future – it's about now. Already we are seeing increased congestion as people shift from public transit in favor of Uber and other ridesourcing services. The advent of driverless vehicles may exacerbate the problem further as more vehicles join the roadways ...

March 20, 2017
Deborah Hersman

NSC and USDOT established the Road to Zero initiative with the goal to eliminate traffic fatalities within 30 years. As part of the initiative, USDOT committed $1 million a year for 3 years, and NSC is dedicating $1 million over 3 years, to fund Safe System Innovation Grants. Now we are pleased to announce the grant recipients ...

March 16, 2017
Pete Goldin

The US President revealed a budget proposal today that includes cuts to transportation programs, including elimination of transportation TIGER Grants ...

March 15, 2017
Jim Barbaresso

According to former USDOT Undersecretary Peter Rogoff, intelligent vehicle technology will be a $35 billion industry in the US. Many state departments of transportation are showing interest in or are actively seeking intelligent transportation systems solutions. Why are agencies so interested in ITS? Implementation offers a high return on investment. Here are 6 ways transportation agencies can benefit from ITS ...

March 13, 2017
Pete Goldin

Three USDOT Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Sites — New York City, Wyoming and Tampa — are designing, building, and testing an extensive deployment of integrated wireless in-vehicle, mobile device, and roadside technologies. The USDOT recently released new fact sheets about all three sites. Here are a few of the details ...


March 10, 2017
Pete Goldin

Are drivers actually ready for the rapid onslaught of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in the consumer vehicle market? A new Technology Demonstration Study (TDS) was conducted to determine whether drivers who are unfamiliar with ADAS technologies experience a change in their knowledge about and attitudes towards – including trust, usefulness, apprehension, and interest in purchasing – those technologies after they have learned about them ...

March 08, 2017

The market for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) is on the verge of a tipping point. According to a new report from Tractica, ADAS component shipments will increase at a healthy pace over the next decade, rising from 218.1 million units shipped in 2016 to 1.2 billion units by 2025 ...

March 06, 2017

The US ranked as the most congested developed country in the world, with drivers spending an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours, according to the all-new Global Traffic Scorecard from INRIX ...