TransitScreen is based in Washington, DC, but is already operational in 33 cities throughout 5 countries, where their real-time information is displayed on screens throughout public places. The screens encourage commuters to make informed, sustainable mobility decisions to help improve the quality of life in our urban environments. TransitScreen is the brainchild of a Mobility Lab innovation project, and is headquartered at the 1776 campus just steps away from The White House.
Public Safety is an important facet of smart planning. Today, we have the capability to create and adapt technology in a way that can not only provide us with tools for a safer response to emergency situations but also provide us with tools for smarter preparation.
It is exciting to hear Secretary Elaine Chao open the Detroit Auto Show by discussing how America can lead in technology and innovation by safely deploying Connected and Autonomous vehicles...
Streets and Sidewalks can be enhanced and optimized using smart and connected technologies. As we add a prioritization lens for "complete street" projects, it is timely to add a "smart and connected" prioritization layer on top of that so we can better...
Ann Arbor, MI - The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today released new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems (ADS): A Vision for Safety 2.0. This is the latest guidance for automated driving systems to industry and States.
The House voted to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years.
AutonomouStuffis enabling the future of autonomy. The company is on a mission to provide the world’s innovative organizations with the best products, software and engineering services that enable robotics and autonomy.
AV legislation is being discussed and drafted worldwide on the road to automation. Just this month the UK released their guidelines, and in the United States conversations are moving along more quickly than usual.
This week USDOT released unanticipated V2i (Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) Guidelines and Resources. My takeaways might sound more critical than intended, and that is reflective of the systems and infrastructure in place more so than the individuals that put so much hard work into this research and planning.
Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) is the next generation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). V2I technologies capture vehicle-generated traffic data, wirelessly providing information such as advisories from the infrastructure to the vehicle that inform the driver of safety, mobility, or environment-related conditions. State and local agencies are likely to install V2I infrastructure alongside or integrated with existing ITS equipment. Because of this, the majority of V2I deployments may qualify for similar federal-aid programs as ITS deployments, if the deploying agency meets certain eligibility requirements.
The last major paradigm shift in transportation happened in 1908, when Henry Ford rolled out the Model T. In fact, every major paradigm shift throughout history has led to a 2x improvement in quality of life. As we have automated communication, we are well on our way to automating transportation, and once again doubling our quality of life.