Friday, August 30, 2013

Insurance sector has little to fear from robot cars just yet

However, there are signs that a backlash has already begun.
Experts in the US have already warned that the first accident has the potential to shut down the driverless project for good.
Elsewhere, US lawmakers are holding talks this month to examine the risks, issues, benefits and effects that driverless cars may have in the offing for the country.
But should insurers be worried too?

Mercedes Stop-and-Go Autopilot Heralds Hands-Free Push

Bumper-to-bumper traffic slowed to a crawl, finding a space in a crowded garage, or squeezing into a tight parking spot is no fun for any driver. To ease such tedious aspects of driving, companies from Mercedes-Benz to Continental AG (CON) are rolling out systems that take over the wheel.
Daimler AG (DAI)’s Mercedes is leading the way with an add-on called “Stop&Go Pilot” available in its top-of-the-line S-Class sedan.

BTS Releases State Transportation Statistics 2012 with Mapping Application

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), a part of the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), today released its annual State Transportation Statistics 2012 (STS) – a web-only reference guide to transportation data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. STS 2012 includes a wide range of state-by-state information. The 10th annual STS consists of 115 tables of state data on infrastructure, safety, freight transportation, passenger travel, registered vehicles and vehicle-miles traveled, economy and finance, and energy and environment, plus a U.S. Fast Facts page. 

INDEX Award Winner: Life-Saving "Smart" Highways Can Charge Electric Vehicles on the Go

Our cars are getting smarter every day--but can we say the same about our roads? Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde believes there is a wealth of untapped energy and potential right beneath our wheels. Winner in the prestigious INDEX: Award 2013 Community Category, Roosegaarde's ‘Smart Highway’ concept modernizes European roadways into interactive experiences that pave the way towards environmental sustainability and greater public safety.

Autonomous Vehicle Implementation Predictions: Implications for Transport Planning

VTPI Report: This report explores the implications of autonomous (self-driving) vehicles on transportation planning. It identifies their potential benefits and costs, predicts their likely development and deployment patterns, and how they will affect transport planning decisions such as road and parking supply and public transit demand. The analysis indicates that some benefits, such as independent mobility for affluent non-drivers, may begin in the 2020s or 2030s, but most benefits will only be significant when autonomous vehicles become affordable and represent a major portion of total vehicle travel, in the 2040s through 2060s.

Portland becomes first U.S. city allowing riders to buy transit tickets with a smartphone

Starting next Wednesday in Portland, public transit riders can say goodbye to paper tickets and hello to proof of payment via your smartphone.  TriMet, Oregon’s largest provider of bus, light rail and commuter rail transit services, will debut its new e-ticket app next week.

Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google

As part of its second-quarter earnings announcement today, local transportation and delivery giant Uber announced its biggest bet on autonomous vehicles yet, saying it would purchase 2,500 driverless cars from Google. In addition, the two companies have agreed to a deal in which Uber will share data from its local transportation services with Google, which will use it to further improve its own autonomous car-routing algorithms.

Top transportation technologies for urban dwellers

Getting from point A to B quickly and safely in the crowded confines of a large city requires a different set of skills and technologies than are required by the open road. Drivers must drive efficiently in conditions that are inherently inefficient. They must be aware of not just other vehicles, but also more fragile pedestrians and cyclists. Without spacious parking lots, drivers must cram their vehicles into tiny street parking spaces or cramped public garages.
To this end, I've rounded up a few of my favorite transportation technologies for crowded city streets. "Why 'transportation' and not 'car' tech?" you ask. Well, you may find that sometimes the best way to get around is to not drive at all.

Roadside Systems Detect Wildlife to Prevent Collisions

Hitting an unexpected moose with a car can be a fatal encounter. In 2009, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) in Canada began installing wildlife sensor and alert systems to reduce the number of animal-vehicle collisions on its highways. The move was more than just a safety measure; these crashes are costly. Collisions with wild animals, which account for about six percent of all collisions in Ontario, cost the province more than $100 million annually in health care, vehicle repair and emergency services costs.

U.S. extends connected vehicle pilot program in Ann Arbor

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is extending a pilot project in Ann Arbor on connected vehicles by another six months, but said it won’t change its timetable for deciding whether to move forward with the new technology.

Video: Exploring BRT In Person

On June 20, 2013, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald led a delegation of community leaders to visit Cleveland and experience its highly regarded HealthLine. The HealthLine is the name given to Cleveland’s successful bus rapid transit – or BRT – line, where high quality transit has sparked neighborhood revitalization and new development. The Pittsburgh group sought to learn more about Cleveland’s model BRT as we continue to assess development of a similar BRT line between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

CMU helping to make hands-free driving reality by 2020

On Tuesday, Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn disclosed that by 2020 the company is promising to deliver the first commercially viable, self-driving automobile.
And while hands-free driving in less than a decade still seems far-fetched to some, Raj Rajkumar, a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at Carnegie Mellon University, has been saying we'll be driving hands-free by 2020 for years.

TRB Call for Posters: FRESH IDEAS for Statewide Transportation Planning

Transportation planning is evolving due to demographics and economic changes, new technologies and data, and shifting policy priorities. Buzzwords like “performance-based”, “operations”, “fiscally constrained”, “sustainability”, or “livability” illustrate the new frontiers for planning. How can transportation planners adjust methods and messages as they prepare statewide transportation plans? The TRB Statewide Multimodal Transportation Planning Committee (ADA10) is now accepting abstracts for poster presentation at the TRB 2014 Annual Meeting.

GM Says Almost-Driverless Cars Coming By 2020

Sometime before the end of this decade, General Motors will put a car on the road that can almost drive itself.
The automaker says the system, called "Super Cruise," uses radar and cameras to steer the car and keep it between lane lines. Also, the radar keeps the car a safe distance from cars ahead of it, and it will brake to a complete stop if necessary.
GM and other automakers such as Mercedes, BMW and Lexus already offer radar-guided cruise control systems that keep their cars a safe distance from other vehicles and even stop before a crash. They also have systems that warn the driver if they're drifting out of their lane. But until recently, engineers haven't been able to steer with computers, according to GM.

Honda Sees New Role for Cellphones in Car Safety

Auto makers today are using radars, lasers and other sensors in some vehicles to help drivers avoid crashes by detecting what's around them.
But what about potential dangers lurking out of sight, such as a pedestrian stepping out into traffic from behind a parked car?
Honda Motor Co. thinks it is got a solution for that. The Japanese auto maker is working on technology that would alert pedestrians to oncoming cars and send a warning to their cellphones if they're about to be struck. Likewise, the technology also warns drivers of crossing pedestrians and passing motorcycles blocked from view.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nissan pledges affordable self-driving car models by 2020

The company's approach involves laser scanners, "Around View" cameras, artificial intelligence, and actuators. As with Google's approach, Nissan is building the necessary smarts completely within the vehicle so that external data sources aren't required. Nissan has been working with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, Oxford, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Tokyo on the approach.

Car of the Future

Will we really see autonomous vehicles hitting dealer showrooms? According to a report from Navigant Research,, sales of autonomous vehicles will grow from fewer than 8,000 annually in 2020 to 95.4 million in 2035. This number will represent 75% of all light-duty vehicle sales in 2035.

Ring functions like a smart card for public transit

University students in Boston have come up with a novel answer to the problem of always having to search for your public transit pass — a ring you can wear that you load up with different cash amounts.
The Sesame Ring is the brainchild of undergraduates at MIT and its partner college, the Singapore University of Technology and Design. It’s a kind of wearable technology that functions much like a smart card. The Sesame Ring is waterproof and can be loaded with money, using radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips to transfer data.

Measuring the Impact of Advanced Transportation Technologies on Traveler Behavior

Travelers are active participants in transportation network operations, said Jane Lappin, a senior social scientist, at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center. Since 1997, a Volpe team surveyed over 16,000 travelers—most of them repeatedly. Volpe has analyzed over 30,000 surveys to learn how travelers use information and to better understand the impact of traveler information on their trip choices.

Forget tablets. Nokia has a bigger connected gadget in mind: the car

Rumors of a Nokia tablet has got the tech world buzzing, but Nokia’s plans to expand beyond the handset are much more ambitious than producing a mere slate. Nokia EVP of Location and Commerce Michael Halbherr told GigaOM that the Finnish handset maker is eyeballing the car as the next repository of its technology and applications and has plans to launch some form of connected car platform in the future.

The first driverless cars will actually be a bunch of trucks

Thanks to the blogosphere hype machine, most people associate automated, driverless vehicles with the cute, self-driving Google car. Google’s technology is charming, and suggests an idyllic morning commute in which we’re all chauffeured to work by robots. But the future of driverless vehicles is much more mundane. Trucks. The future of driverless driving is all about trucks. So forget about that sensor-equipped Volkswagen Passat, and get ready for a 40-ton Peterbuilt 18-wheeler.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ford, Russian university team up on space-based robotic communication systems

Ford Motor Co. is teaming with a Russian university to study space robots and get a better grasp on communication technology that could be used in self-driving cars.

DOT opens online dialogue on our next Strategic Plan

The U.S. Department of Transportation has been working on our strategic plan for FY 2014 to FY 2018 since early this spring.  Developing and implementing our strategic plan is an important step in helping the Department address key priorities that represent the diverse interests of our stakeholders across the country.

Automatic Crash Notification Project: Assessing Montana’s Motor Vehicle Crash and Related Injury Data Infrastructure

The Montana Department of Transportation has released a report that discusses the context of routing advanced automatic crash notification messages into the emergency response system.

The Effective Integration of Analysis, Modeling, and Simulation Tools

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has released a report that details a concept for an open-source data hub developed to enable the exchange of model information across multiple resolutions for travel demand forecasting.

Effortless Passenger Identification System

TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for Transit IDEA Project 70: Effortless Passenger Identification System evaluates the technical, operational, and economic feasibility of using medium-range radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track transit passengers.

RFP: Safety IDEA Proposals

TRB’s Safety Innovations Deserving Expository Analysis (IDEA) program is seeking proposals that address innovative ways to improve railroad safety or performance. Proposals may be submitted at any time; however, proposals submitted by September 16, 2013, will be considered in the upcoming Safety IDEA review cycle. The Safety IDEA program provides funding for projects that promote innovative approaches to improving railroad safety or performance.

North American Travel Monitoring Exposition and Conference (NATMEC): Improving Traffic Data Collection, Analysis, and Use 2014

TRB is sponsoring the NATMEC: Improving Traffic Data Collection, Analysis, and Use on June 29-July 2, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. The conference is designed to advance the state of the practice of travel monitoring by providing a mechanism for improving the interaction between system operators, data collection program managers, and the various staff that collect, process, and utilize that data. 

Transit GIS Conference

TRB is cosponsoring the Transit GIS Conference on October 16-17, 2013, in Washington, D.C. The mission of the biennial conference is to provide a forum for geographic information systems (GIS) in transit professionals and other key industry stakeholders to share innovative GIS solutions, industry best practices, and new technologies. The conference is also designed to explore ways to use GIS to improve the safety, reliability, sustainability, and operation of public transportation.

Older workers offer highway safety challenge

Because many people experience age-related deterioration in certain driving-related skills, such as vision, strength and cognitive abilities, employers have an important role to play in keeping their workers driving safely as they age, according to experts and safe driving advocates.  "Every day for the next 16 years, 10,000 people will turn 65, according to the Pew Research Center," says Chris Hayes, director of transportation services for insurer Travelers' risk control section. "Of those 65 and older, 18.5% are remaining in the work force."

Beyond the hype of Hyperloop: An analysis of Elon Musk's proposed transit system

Now that the media kerfuffle surrounding Elon Musk's Hyperloop transit system proposal has settled down to a dull roar, it's a good time to step back and consider in detail some of the real innovations and difficult issues raised through analysis of the 57-page Hyperloop plan.  The shortest description of the Hyperloop is Musk's own bon mot: "It's a cross between a Concorde, a rail gun, and an air hockey table."

Monday, August 26, 2013

A New Project in Dallas Aims to Ease Traffic Congestion

It's a dilemma just about every driver has encountered: You're stuck on the freeway, and traffic is moving at a snail's pace. Is there an accident, you ask yourself, or is it just typical congestion? Should you exit and take the feeder road, or stick with the interstate? A new, local program could help give motorists more clarity in just these types of situations.
This October, transportation officials in the Dallas area will debut a new program known as Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) along U.S. 75, which extends 28 miles from the city to its northern suburbs. Under the program, all transportation assets in an area are treated as part of a single system. In other words, trains, highways, surface streets and so on will be taken into account when deciding how best to keep traffic flowing, especially when something goes wrong.

EXCLUSIVE: Google Designing Its Own Self-Driving Car, Considers ‘Robo Taxi’

Google Inc., which has been working on software to help major automakers build self-driving cars, also is quietly going around them by designing and developing a full-fledged self-driving car, according to people familiar with the matter.
In recent months, Google has held talks with contract manufacturers to build new cars to Google’s specifications, said the people familiar with the matter. The move came after Google’s talks with big car brands about incorporating its technology into their vehicles failed to yield a partnership, one of these people said.  Google also has a novel idea for what it could do with these cars. The company has considered ways to sell self-driving vehicles to individuals. But it also has focused on the potential for an autonomous car it designs to become part of “robo-taxi” services that pick up passengers on demand, these people said. Whether Google would try to operate such services on its own is unclear.

Penn Brings Two Coding Contests Together with HACKFest

On Friday, September 6, more than a thousand students from about 100 universities will descend upon the University of Pennsylvania campus to take part in HACKfest, a series of student-run, weekend-long software and hardware design competitions with cash prizes on the line.

Carnegie Mellon Parking Study Inspires New Street Signage, Adjusts Parking Rates

Street signage differentiating "premium" and "economy" parking has been added to several streets adjacent to the Carnegie Mellon University campus in conjunction with a parking study being conducted by two faculty members at CMU's Tepper School of Business in cooperation with the City of Pittsburgh.

This Is What It's Like Behind the Wheel of a Driverless Car

Google's driverless car gets most of the hype. But one of the best looks yet at what it's actually like behind the wheel of an self-driving car comes to us courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University, which for several years now has been collaborating with General Motors to turn a standard-issue Cadillac SRX into a road-ready autonomous vehicle.

Like Google's self-driving Prius, the Carnegie Mellon car is capable of making its own decisions to speed up, slow down, and stop at right lights. One notable difference: Whereas the Google car's main, 64-laser sensor sits conspicuously atop its roof, rotating multiple times per second, the Carnegie Mellon car's sensors are embedded discreetly all around the car.

Apple Purchases Software Company Embark to Improve Maps

Apple Inc. (AAPL) said it bought navigation-software company Embark Inc., part of an effort to improve the performance of its mapping system after a bungled debut last year.

Carnegie Mellon developing driverless car of the future now

Route 19 north in Cranberry is crowded with three lanes of cars zooming during Tuesday's lunch hour. A metallic gold 2011 Cadillac SRX with four passengers is on the clogged highway, smoothly traveling at the 45 mph speed limit. Suddenly, danger looms -- a black Jeep slowly enters the roadway right in front of the Cadillac. The Cadillac quickly brakes without losing control, slows down and continues moving, avoiding crashing into the rear of the erratically driven Jeep.
Now that was a pretty nifty piece of driving -- especially by a computer.
Yes, that's right, the Cadillac was totally, completely driving itself (with onboard human monitoring, to be sure).

New Tracking System Allows P1 East Busway Riders to See Actual Arrival Times, Waits

A real-time tracker has been a top request of riders for years, according to Fitzgerald. The tracker is currently hosted online through Clever Devices, but the Port Authority said access could expand in the future.
“Once we do this completely on our system we will make the information available so it may be tied into Carnegie Mellon’s Tiramisu and other apps that are out there,” said Scott Vetere with the Port Authority. “Private developers can take the information and make their own lookout. It’s very similar to systems that are in Chicago and Washington, D.C. They open their information up and some of them have as many as 15 different apps.”
CMU’s Tiramisu Transit is a crowd-powered transit information system.

Girls of Steel to show off robotic skills at open house

Anyone interested in robots and robotics might want to stop in Saturday at Carnegie Mellon University's Gates Hillman Center...
 In addition to robot demonstrations, the open house will include a replay from the FIRST World Championship this spring in St. Louis, where Girls of Steel competed. FIRST stands for For Inspiration and Recognition of Science Technology. The championship included a competition titled "Ultimate Ascent," which required robots to toss flying discs at goals and climb a three-rung pyramid, activities that will be demonstrated at the open house.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Google Maps can help you avoid traffic

Mapping apps on phones have already replaced dedicated navigation devices for many drivers trying to find unfamiliar addresses.
Now, Google Maps will notify drivers about more traffic jams as well.
Google announced Tuesday that its mobile maps will now include real-time updates about accidents, construction and other potential sources of traffic snarls. The information will come from the 50 million users of Waze, the social-mapping app that Google bought in June for $1.1 billion.

Port Authority begins testing real-time bus tracker for riders

For now it is more of a curiosity than a convenience, but the Port Authority today began to deploy a system that allows riders to track their buses' arrival with computers and mobile devices.
When the system is fully operational, riders will be able to view buses' locations on a map or display a page showing when the next bus will arrive at their stop. The system uses GPS technology.

Singapore to try out driverless shuttle on public roads

Should you be at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) sometime soon, and wish to take the shuttle bus to JTC Corporation's CleanTech Park, you might find yourself in a vehicle that drives itself. Plans call for just such an autonomous shuttle to start running the 2-km (1.2-mile) route, as a real-world test of driverless public transportation.
The electric 8-passenger vehicle is a model already being made by France’s Induct Technology, and is known as the Navia.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Young Professionals in Transportation Pittsburgh Board Elections Join the Board!

Interested in joining the YPT Pittsburgh leadership? Our chapter elections are right around the corner! We're looking for energetic individuals who are passionate about transportation and are interested in developing a cutting-edge lineup of transportation programs for the Pittsburgh region.

A Context Aware Transit Navigator

TRB’s Innovations Deserving Exploratory Analysis (IDEA) Final Report for Transit IDEA Project 65: A Context Aware Transit Navigator explores a real-time transit navigation system. The system integrates the route- planning and real-time tracking functionality with a real-time, context-aware application that can be accessed by an end-user’s smartphone.

2015 TRB’s 5th International Conference on Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data

TRB is sponsoring the Fifth International Conference on Transportation Systems Performance Measurement and Data in either late April or early May 2015 in San Diego, California. The conference will explore international best practices in transportation systems performance measurement and data management.

7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data

TRB is sponsoring the 7th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization for Big Data on October 23-25, 2013, in Irvine, California. The goal of the 2013 Symposium is to advance innovation in visualization for transportation applications through the exchange of information, to create a collaborative environment that promotes ideas for action that evolves our ability to address those needs, and to foster the integration of visualization into mainstream practice.

TRB Webinar: Lessons Learned from State DOT Activities Addressing Data for Decision Making and Performance Measures

TRB will conduct a webinar on September 23, 2013 from 2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. ET that will explore the process of turning data into information to make sound decisions within state and metropolitan transportation agencies. Participants must register in advance of the webinar, and there is a fee for non-TRB Sponsor employees. A certificate for 1.5 Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to attendees who register and attend the webinar as an individual.

Second Round of the SHRP 2 Implementation Assistance Program Announced

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) have announced that the second round of funding is now available through the Implementation Assistance Program for products of the second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2).  Applications are due September 6, 2013.

TRB Outstanding Young Member Award

TRB’s Young Members Council is accepting nominations for the Outstanding Young Member Award. This award recognizes exceptional young member service to TRB and achievements in transportation research, policy, or practice. Nomination packages are due by October 16, 2013.  The award is be given annually to a TRB volunteer who is 35 years of age or younger on April 15 in the year of the award.

Improving Our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand

The objective of SHRP 2 Project C04 (Improving Our Understanding of How Highway Congestion and Price Affect Travel Demand) was to synthesize that research to select the most important and well-founded behavioral hypotheses, and then to test those hypotheses statistically on data sets in the United States. The results are documented in the final report, which is intended for those who carry out or direct modeling into highway congestion and pricing policies, and for planners and decision makers who would like to gain a deeper technical appreciation and understanding of particular issues.

Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office ITS Newsletter | August 2013

Below are the articles highlighted in this newsletter:
  • Professional Capacity Building (PCB) Program Sees Increased Usage
  • Connected Vehicle Applications: Their Promise for the Environment
  • FRATIS: Providing Advanced Traveler Information to Freight
  • USDOT Releases a Guide to Federal ITS Research
  • Motorcycles Join the Connected Vehicle Safety Pilot Model Deployment
  • USDOT Announces $6.4 Million in Grants for Multistate Corridor Operations and Management (MCOM) Program Projects
  • Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Helps Transportation Agencies Achieve Goals  
  • USDOT to Host Public Meeting on its Connected Vehicle Research and Policy Program

Monday, August 19, 2013

Tomorrow's cities: Do you want to live in a smart city?

Around the world such cities are already being built, from Masdar in Abu Dhabi to Songdo in South Korea. Now the chaotic city near you may be in line for a makeover.
In the future everything in a city, from the electricity grid, to the sewer pipes to roads, buildings and cars will be connected to the network. Buildings will turn off the lights for you, self-driving cars will find you that sought-after parking space, even the rubbish bins will be smart.

US DOT Public Meeting on the Connected Vehicle Research Program.

The USDOT will host a public meeting providing an overview of the Intelligent Transportation System Joint Program Office (ITS JPO) connected vehicle research program.
The Connected Vehicle Program Public Meeting is the best opportunity to learn details about the connected vehicle research program in anticipation of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's 2013 decision regarding vehicle safety communications for light vehicles and 2014 decision for heavy vehicles.
The meeting will be held from September 24 to 26, 2013, at the Holiday Inn in Arlington, VA.

Korea Constructs Road That Wirelessly Charges Moving Electric Buses

An electric bus that charges its batteries while driving (rather than while sitting idle in a charging station) is no longer science fiction.
Researchers at Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) recently constructed a seven and a half mile stretch of asphalt roadway in the city of Gumi in South Korea with specialized electric cables designed to power batteries on a moving passenger bus.
The first of it’s kind technology doesn’t need the vehicles to stop at a point to charge.

US to standardize car app/communication device components

The US Department of Transportation has high hopes of standardizing the way autos talk to each other and with other intelligent roadway systems of the future.
The department recently issued a call for public and private researchers and experts to help it build what the DOT called "a hypothetical four layer approach to connected vehicle devices and applications certification."

The first 4G car, the Audi S3, debuts in Europe; U.S. must wait until spring

The world’s first LTE-connected car, courtesy of Audi, began rolling out of the factory and onto lots in Europe on Thursday. The Audi S3 Sportback now comes with an option for an embedded Sierra Wireless LTE module as part of its technology package, making it the first production car to come with fully integrated 4G connectivity.
U.S. customers will get an LTE option as well on the A3 Sedan, but they’ll have to wait until next spring.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B.  A recent report from Telef√≥nica Digital found the percentage of cars with built-in connectivity will jump from 10 percent today to 90 percent by 2020.

New Report Finds Trends in Roadway Sensing Technologies; Examines Applications for Safety, Traffic Management and Vehicle Crash Avoidance

A new report released today by ITS America analyzes the merits and limits of active sensing technologies — such as radar, LIDAR, and ultrasonic detectors — and how the market for these technologies is evolving and being applied to vehicles and highway infrastructure to improve traffic safety and prevent crashes...
ITS America will present an overview and major findings from the report in a webinar in early September, entitled, "Active Sensing Technologies." This webinar is a part of a series sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS-JPO) and Dr. Kay Stepper; Director of Engineering for Driver Assistance Systems for the Chassis Systems Control division, Bosch, North America will be the presenter.