The ITS Blog

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 ...

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 ...