The ITS Blog

April 24, 2017
Benny Daniel and Venkata Balakrishnan
Frost & Sullivan

The automotive industry is undergoing a digital transformation as highly advanced connected hardware and software components are bringing new technology into vehicles. This semiconductor-based revolution started with smartphone integration and has advanced into human-machine interface technologies. However, this digital advancement is not just limited to the connected features inside the vehicle but also expands to intelligent mobility services such as last mile connectivity and fully autonomous future transportation ...

April 19, 2017
Regina Hopper
ITS America

ITS America filed comments with NHTSA in response to its proposed standard for V2V communications. The following is a second excerpt from the letter, covering the role of a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard in deployment of V2V ...

April 17, 2017
Regina Hopper
ITS America

ITS America filed comments with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in response to its proposed standard for Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) communications, stating: ITS America believes a Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard is needed for vehicle-to-vehicle communications, and that the proposed standard should be performance-based and flexible enough to incorporate future technologies including everything from standards for communications, to security and privacy, to V2V applications ...

April 10, 2017
Pete Goldin

Take a look at these public transit innovations that may represent the future of transportation ...

April 03, 2017
Paul Kompfner and Maria De Rycke

The ITS Observatory is not just Europe's first online catalogue of ITS deployment and "who's who" directory of the ITS community, it's a bright new channel for you to broadcast news of the smart transport and mobility systems you own and operate, or that you supply ...

March 30, 2017
Kara Macek
Governors Highway Safety Association

GHSA projects an 11% increase in the number of persons on foot killed on US roadways last year, compared to 2015. This would represent the steepest year-to-year increase since record-keeping began, both in terms of number of deaths and percent increase ...

March 20, 2017
Deborah Hersman
National Safety Council

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 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 ...