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January 08, 2020
Rolf Bittner

In 2020 and beyond, the customer need for usability, reliability, and performance will continue to drive bigger and more inclusive in-car screens. At some point, these digital cockpits might even span the whole front of the car. Beyond ease-of-use, the bigger and advanced digital screens will enhance driver and passenger safety by providing more mission-critical information ...

December 05, 2019
Pete Goldin

Consumers lack confidence in the future of self-driving vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2019 Mobility Confidence Index Study fueled by SurveyMonkey. The Mobility Confidence Index is 36 (on a 100-point scale) for self-driving vehicles, according to Q2 and Q3 studies, each surveying more than 5,000 consumers ...

November 18, 2019

By 2023, worldwide net additions of vehicles equipped with hardware that could enable autonomous driving without human supervision will reach 745,705 units, up from 137,129 units in 2018, according to Gartner, Inc. In 2019, net additions will be 332,932 units ...

October 16, 2019
Patrick Shelly

The evolution of the in-vehicle experience has been rapid and dramatic: it was less than two decades ago when the driver's only conduit to the outside world was the vehicle's radio, but the ubiquitous connectivity enabled by the IoT means today's vehicles are constantly communicating with their external environments. This has led to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier 1 suppliers realizing that connected vehicles' interiors have the potential to deliver an immersive digital experience comparable to consumers' smartphones. And while this presents considerable opportunity, there are several development challenges that OEMs must consider in order to achieve success ...

October 02, 2019
Pete Goldin

The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) released a white paper discussing strategies for delivering safety messages to the public and preparing the criminal justice community to mitigate the ongoing risk of operator behavior as automated vehicles (AVs) take the road ...

September 24, 2019
Steve Johnson

To get started on managing the risks surrounding your CV projects, we recommend using the Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. It helps you understand the threat surface, inventory your assets and assign a risk level to their loss — quantitatively and qualitatively ...

September 23, 2019
Steve Johnson

The implementation of connected vehicles has increased exponentially the possibility of unauthorized access to both ITS and IT networks. Agencies and related organizations that are deploying connected vehicle (CV) infrastructure face a multitude of new vulnerabilities. Here's HNTB's take on where those threats lie and how transportation agencies can begin addressing them ...

September 12, 2019

In the next 10 years, as consumers move from vehicle ownership to vehicle usage, 48 percent of consumers surveyed say that a vehicle's brand would not matter as long as the vehicle is cost effective and convenient to access, according to Automotive 2030: Racing toward a digital future, IBM's new study on the future of the auto industry ...

September 05, 2019

More than half of Americans believe they are familiar with or knowledgeable about autonomous vehicles, according to a new HNTB survey — 58 percent believe they will be commonplace on America’s streets and highways within 10 years. In addition, 57 percent of this group are willing to ride in them, and slightly more than half believe they are safer than people-driven vehicles ...

August 14, 2019
Bob Frey and Steve Novosad

Safety awareness is on the rise in downtown Tampa, as one of the first connected vehicle pilots is well underway. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) began its project in 2015 as one of three participants in the US Department of Transportation's Connected Vehicle Pilot. Data collection started last spring, and early results are positive. The team has learned important lessons about what can be accomplished with a limited number of vehicle participants and the current state of GPS accuracy and timeliness ...