The ITS Blog

August 16, 2017
Kara Macek
Governors Highway Safety Association

With traffic fatalities on the rise, guidance on how to collect high-quality crash data becomes ever more important. Developed cooperatively by the GHSA and NHTSA, the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) 5th Edition guideline has been updated to reflect the latest behavioral and technological changes impacting vehicles, drivers, and front-line data collectors ...

August 08, 2017
Pete Goldin

In July, the US National Transportation Safety Board released a synopsis of a new safety study entitled: Reducing Speeding-Related Crashes Involving Passenger Vehicles. The document states: Speeding – exceeding a speed limit or driving too fast for conditions – is one of the most common factors in motor vehicle crashes in the United States ...

August 03, 2017
Dan Ronan
ITS America

The Energy and Commerce Committee approved bill H.R. 3388, Safely Ensuring Lives Future Deployment and Research in Vehicle Evolution Act or the "Self Drive Act."

Passing with unanimous bipartisan support at 54-0, this legislation will prioritize consumer safety, reduce traffic-related fatalities, and clarify federal and state roles around emerging automated vehicle technologies.

According to the Energy and Commerce Committee, the Self Drive Act will:

■ Advances safety by prioritizing the protection of consumers

July 24, 2017
Pete Goldin

The global automotive connected car platform market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.94% during the period 2017-2021, according to the Global Automotive Connected Car Platform Market 2017-2021 report from Research and Markets ...

June 14, 2017
Pete Goldin

Automotive OEMs, start-ups, aerospace companies and other players are expected to make significant investments in the flying cars market and showcase their prototypes in the next 10 years, according to Frost & Sullivan ...

June 07, 2017
Regina Hopper
ITS America

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) and the Cyber Future Foundation (CFF) announced a partnership to form the Intelligent Transportation Cybersecurity Task Force (ITCTF) ...

May 26, 2017
Deborah A.P. Hersman and Regina Hopper
NSC and ITS America

Memorial Day is around the corner and millions of American families will get into their cars for a mini vacation marking the start of summer road trip season. Unfortunately, the risk of a highway crash causing serious injury or death is still a reality. According to the National Safety Council an estimated 409 people may be killed during the Memorial Day weekend. Even one person is too many ...

May 15, 2017
Nicole Dupuis and Elias Stahl
National League of Cities

USDOT and NHTSA released its first Federal Automated Vehicles Policy Guide in May 2016. However, the federal resource still left a number of questions unanswered for cities, which will be the initial launch points and proving grounds for connected and autonomous vehicle technology. To help answer some of these questions, the National League of Cities subsequently released an AV Policy Preparation Guide, which aims to explore the concerns, issues, and opportunities this transformative technology represents for cities ...

May 09, 2017
Greg Brannon

Analysts may disagree on the timeline, but they are united in the opinion that some form of self-driving car will eventually traverse America's roadways. And while most drivers have yet to experience a fully autonomous vehicle, they are already forming strong opinions that could impact the future of this emerging technology ...

May 01, 2017
Lisa Berardi Marflak
Transportation Research Board

Sometime within the next decade, driverless vehicles will join conventional vehicles, which are operated by human drivers, on the roads of the United States. Even if driverless vehicles are adopted only gradually and partially, their introduction onto roadways still will have numerous legal ramifications. How soon and how smoothly driverless vehicles merge onto U.S. roads and highways will depend, in part, on how the legal system resolves the many legal issues implicated by these vehicles ...