The ITS Blog

December 05, 2019
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

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 ...

October 02, 2019
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

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 ...

August 14, 2019
Bob Frey and Steve Novosad
Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority and HNTB

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 ...

August 05, 2019
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

America's Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019, a major surface transportation reauthorization bill, was introduced to the US Senate by Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), making a $287 billion investment in upgrading America’s roads, highways and bridges ...

July 10, 2019
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

The automotive industry is about to enter a “profit desert” as it contends, simultaneously and for an extended period of time, with massive spending on connected, autonomous, shared and electric vehicles, particularly for electric and autonomous vehicles, and with stagnation in key markets globally, including the US, according to new research from AlixPartners ...

June 06, 2019
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

With sophisticated digital and smart technologies generating headlines for automakers, many consumers are beginning to consider these devices and services as essential equipment for their own cars. But GfK research shows that people who see smart auto technologies as “must haves” still may have misconceptions about what they will might cost ...

May 22, 2019
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

A new study from the Capgemini Research Institute found that consumer acceptance of self-driving cars in the US will increase over time and preference for riding in self-driving cars is set to double within the next ten years ...

March 21, 2019
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

Ten automakers equipped more than half of the vehicles they produced between Sept. 1, 2017, and Aug. 31, 2018, with automatic emergency braking (AEB), according to NHTSA and IIHS, as part of a voluntary commitment to equip every new passenger vehicle with the crash avoidance technology by Sept. 1, 2022. The 10 manufacturers include many high-volume automakers such as Honda, Nissan and Toyota. Three manufacturers — Mercedes-Benz, Tesla and Volvo — report 93 percent or higher conformance with the voluntary commitment, with Tesla at 100 percent ...

February 21, 2019
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

Fifth-generation wireless technologies (5G) have the potential to deliver a transportation system that is safer, offers more choices, and is more inclusive, according to ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt's testimony before Congress on February 6 ...

February 14, 2019
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

GfK’s syndicated Automobility research in the US shows that 55% of those who plan to buy a new car (“auto intenders”) say their vehicle selection will be influenced by technologies included in the car ...

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