The ITS Blog

April 27, 2018
Walter Brenner and Andreas Herrmann
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

If you discuss autonomous vehicles in today's professional or business environment, the following questions come up quickly: "When will we have autonomous vehicles?" and "Where will they be used first?" We can well imagine that autonomous vehicles will be first used as "robotaxis" ...

April 23, 2018
Deborah Hersman
National Safety Council

Road to Zero Coalition released a comprehensive report laying out strategies for ending roadway deaths in the United States by 2050. It is the first time in the nation’s history that so many organizations have collaborated to put forth a comprehensive plan to address motor vehicle fatalities. The Coalition, in a report written by the RAND Corporation, identified three main initiatives to reduce roadway fatalities ...

April 03, 2018
Paul Satchfield
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise

Recently approved legislation and ambitious projects developed by Florida's transportation agencies, in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders and partners, are creating a wide set of options for testing autonomous and connected vehicles in the Sunshine State. To meet the need for testing in a controlled environment, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise and its partners are creating a test facility, SunTrax ...

March 28, 2018
Pete Goldin

In 2017, New York City experienced its safest year on record with the fourth straight year of fatality declines, according to NYC's Vision Zero Year Four Report. Since 2014, the city’s traffic fatalities have declined 28 percent with a 45 percent decline in pedestrian fatalities — bucking national fatality trends, which have increased 15 percent over the same period ...

March 21, 2018
Pete Goldin

Smart cities have the potential to "give back" 125 hours to every resident every year — with 60 of those hours from smart mobility — according to an Intel-sponsored study by Juniper Research ...

March 19, 2018
Pete Goldin

A woman was struck and killed by one of Uber's self-driving cars in Tempe, AZ. In response, Uber halted testing of autonomous vehicles across North America ...

March 13, 2018
Pete Goldin

From an ITS perspective, it is nice to see Intelligent Transportation Systems mentioned by name in the Senate Democrats Jobs & Infrastructure Plan for America's Workers ...

March 08, 2018
Randell Iwasaki
Contra Costa Transportation Authority

Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and GoMentum Station announced that testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads will begin at Bishop Ranch. This is the first time the California DMV has allowed a shared autonomous vehicle to travel on public roads in the state. This is a historic moment ...

March 06, 2018
Pete Goldin

According to AASHTO, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said the USDOT will award the 2017 round of TIGER infrastructure grants very soon ...

March 05, 2018
Shailen Bhatt
ITS America

ITS America offers its recommendations for the upcoming bill: A Framework for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America ...