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February 06, 2020
Olivia Vahsen and Robert Dyball

Government agencies and NGOs gather information about the communities in which they operate. This often includes location data that provides insights and information valuable for effective programs and planning. One aspect of community planning that isn't frequently discussed is collaboration with app developers. That may not sound like a natural partnership, but open data sources, frequently used by government agencies, can be used to improve civic life ...

January 22, 2020
Mike Floberg and Kip Strauss

The evolution and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles, along with needed infrastructure and emerging technology systems to support them is not a challenge for departments of transportation alone. It will require a significant transformation for nearly every state agency. That's why Kansas has taken a collaborative and inclusive approach to envisioning the future of CAV for the entire state ...

January 15, 2020

The USDOT released Ensuring American Leadership in Automated Vehicle Technologies: Automated Vehicles 4.0. AV 4.0 unifies efforts in automated vehicles across 38 Federal departments, independent agencies and commissions, providing high-level guidance to state and local governments, innovators, and all stakeholders on the US government’s approach towards AVs ...

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 ...