The ITS Blog

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 ...

February 27, 2017
Kara Macek
Governors Highway Safety Association

As autonomous vehicles (AVs) merge into our nation’s traffic, the most pressing safety challenge for states will be preparing human drivers. While these vehicles have the potential for tremendous safety benefits, AVs will be sharing the road with traditional driver-operated cars for many decades, perhaps forever ...

February 23, 2017
Deborah Hersman
National Safety Council

Our complacency is killing us. Americans believe there is nothing we can do to stop crashes from happening, but that isn't true. The US lags the rest of the developed world in addressing highway fatalities. We know what needs to be done; we just haven't done it ...

February 22, 2017
Michele Nellenbach
Bipartisan Policy Center

The Bipartisan Policy Center's Executive Council on Infrastructure announced the Coalition to Modernize American Infrastructure, which will set a foundation for the 2017 infrastructure debate ...

February 21, 2017
Pete Goldin

Part of the funding problem may be that ITS is still viewed by many decision makers as conceptual rather than real world. ITS is often categorized as research and development for the future, rather than as a very effective real world solution that delivers ROI today ...

February 16, 2017
Pete Goldin

The emergence of autonomous vehicles and many other electronic components render the current 12-volts (v) battery nearly unusable ...

February 14, 2017
Craig Hurst

FASTR (Future of Automotive Security Technology Research) released a manifesto, Toward Tomorrow’s "Organically Secure" Vehicle, declaring the organization's intentions. FASTR seeks to enable innovation in automotive security by marshaling industry-wide collaboration on the actionable applied and theoretical R&D needed now to drive systematic coordination of cybersecurity across the entire supply chain and ensure trust in the connected and autonomous vehicle of the future ...

February 13, 2017
Pete Goldin

“Funding is a fundamental issue. We have to make trade-offs. Do I make this investment in ITS, or do I make sure three more bridges stand up? That is the biggest obstacle I see to ITS.”

February 09, 2017
Pete Goldin

US Senate Democrats unveiled a $1 trillion infrastructure plan on January 24. If ITS in the US needs anything, it is a solid injection of funds ...