The ITS Blog

October 15, 2018
Deborah Hersman
National Safety Council

While there are several important additions in AV 3.0, NSC is concerned that safety assessments continue to be voluntary, and is disappointed about the lack of focus on public awareness and education ...

October 05, 2018
Pete Goldin

The USDOT is moving ahead towards a driverless future with the release of AV 3.0 — Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0. The document — which builds on USDOT's previous document: A Vision for Safety 2.0 — introduces guiding principles and describes US government’s strategy to address existing barriers to safety innovation and progress ...

October 02, 2018
Pete Goldin

Half (52%) of consumers worldwide are now using Internet of Things (IoT) devices, yet 64% of those have already encountered performance issues – according to a global survey of 10,000 consumers conducted by Dynatrace ...

September 18, 2018
Pete Goldin

A new report by GSMA highlights how intelligent connectivity will impact the future of transportation, enabling safer and smoother travel. It outlines how 5G networks and AI systems will communicate the location of vehicles, bicycles and people in real time, reducing the chance of accidents or collisions ...

August 20, 2018
Kara Macek
Governors Highway Safety Association

Autonomous vehicles promise to bring many mobility benefits and reduce traffic crashes enormously. However, there will continue to be crashes, injuries, and fatalities involving AVs, especially for the many years ahead when AVs share the road with vehicles driven by humans ...

August 15, 2018
Greg Brannon

As automakers and tech companies continue to race toward an autonomous future, many consumers are still grappling with the idea of giving up full control of their vehicle. In newer cars, many drivers are already using automated technology in the form of adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking and lane keeping systems. While AAA's research has shown that experience with these systems can lead to increased levels of trust, that confidence can be easily shaken when systems fail to work as expected, particularly when crashes result in fatalities ...

August 08, 2018
Soraya Kim
American Center for Mobility

Despite concerns that a rise in automated vehicles (AVs) will displace significant numbers of truck drivers in the United States, only a modest number of truck driver jobs, if any, will be affected, according to a new report commissioned by the American Center for Mobility ...

July 31, 2018
Pete Goldin

Strategy Analytics has surveyed vehicle owners in the US, Western Europe, and China regarding their interest in automated parking and driving features. After several years of uniform increases and decreases, Strategy Analytics has found that interest in these varied features is now beginning to fracture ...

July 12, 2018
Pete Goldin

The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies released a white paper, “Insuring Autonomy: How auto insurance can adapt to changing risks,” presenting Travelers’ assessment of the existing auto insurance structure, both personal and commercial, in the context of resolving claims and providing fair compensation to accident victims as vehicles become more autonomous ...

May 07, 2018
Walter Brenner and Andreas Herrmann
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Many reports implicitly assume that in the foreseeable future there will be vehicles that can drive completely independently, that can be ordered with an app and that can drive on their own in any traffic conditions. We have explored in depth what might be regarded more as "wishful thinking" than a realistic prospect ...