The ITS Blog

June 04, 2020
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

The INVEST in America Act authorizes $494 billion over five years to address some of the country's most urgent transportation needs, and highlights ITS technology in several cases ...

May 29, 2020
Tara Andringa
Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE)

When Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVE) released our first poll on perceptions of autonomous vehicles and driver assistance systems, most of the coverage focused on the top line results: most of the 1,200 Americans polled are skeptical of AVs and their potential benefits ... What's frustrating is that by focusing on the skepticism, the media overlooked an opportunity to explain where it actually comes from ...

May 06, 2020
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

A survey and analysis of consumer sentiment in six key automotive markets globally reveals that players are likely over-estimating customers’ willingness to pay a big premium for higher-level Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) over today’s technologies, according to a report by AlixPartners ...

April 28, 2020
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

Marking the biggest step toward widespread deployment of Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) technologies in the US, the auto industry announced a groundbreaking, industry-wide commitment to deploy at least 5 million V2X radios on vehicles and roadway infrastructure within the next five years ...

January 30, 2020
Pete Goldin
ITSdigest

Consumer perception regarding the safety of self-driving vehicles remains stalled since last year in most countries, according to Examining Auto's Future: 2020 Deloitte Global Automotive Consumer Study ...

January 22, 2020
Mike Floberg and Kip Strauss
Kansas DOT and HNTB

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 ...

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 ...

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