April 5, 2019 – This week, Eno released Beyond Speculation 2.0, an automated vehicle (AV) policy plan for federal, state, and local policymakers. An update to a paper released in 2017, this report covers the current state of affairs for AVs and provides some new and revised recommendations for the industry and elected officials.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Automated vehicles
March 29, 2019 – Some critical questions businesses are asking themselves – especially those in the transportation sector – are: 1) How will automation affect our existing workers and the future of work, and 2) How can we facilitate the adoption of lifesaving technological advancements while also addressing the fears of those already working in these fields?
March 28, 2019 – On March 26, USDOT published the list of applicants for the Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants which were announced in December, 2018.
March 29, 2019 – Given the budget constraints state and local governments face, infrastructure companies are stepping up. They are working with governments to build state-of-the-art managed lanes and toll roads, and these roads are the best platform to test autonomous vehicles.
January 3, 2018 – Eno’s Paul Lewis provides four predictions for transportation policy in the year ahead, from new federal policy on congested airspace to reckoning with the industry’s impact on climate change.
December 21, 2018 – USDOT announced late Friday it will make up to $60 million in federal grant funding available for demonstration projects that test the safe integration of automated driving systems (ADS) on U.S. roadways.
December 20, 2018 – NHTSA issued a final rule Tuesday to streamline the process for considering automakers’ petitions for exemptions from federal motor vehicle safety standards (FMVSS) and federal bumper rules, saying it will help make the review process faster as automated vehicle technologies continue to evolve.
December 21, 2018 – Legislators and advocates for federal automated vehicle legislation conceded this week that the clock had run out on the AV START Act but expressed optimism for the bill’s chances in the new Congress.
December 7, 2018 – Three years and two days after the enactment of the FAST Act, the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released their study of the future of the Interstate Highway System commissioned by section 6021 of that law.
December 5, 2018 – As the nation paused for the funeral of President George Herbert Walker Bush, his lasting mark on our transportation system shows through every time a bus kneels and deploys a ramp. Making transportation accessible to everyone is vitally important and has dramatically improved since his presidency.
December 5, 2018 – With time running out in the Senate, proponents of autonomous vehicles legislation released a much-revised draft version of the bill this week.
December 3., 2018 – 7:00 p.m. – Although the Presidential funeral has upended the legislative schedule, news was made on Capitol Hill on the appropriations front and on the autonomous vehicle bill this evening.
November 16, 2018 – This week was the first week of the final lame-duck session of the 115th Congress. Congress is taking next week off for the Thanksgiving holiday and will return on Monday, November 26 for a further session of between three weeks (ideally ending on Thursday, December 13) and four-and-half-weeks (right up to the maximum endurance point of December 22-23, since Christmas is on a Tuesday this year).
November 8, 2018 – Uber acknowledges in its newly released Voluntary Safety Self-Assessment (VSSA) that standard, measurable metrics are necessary to quantify the safety of automated vehicles.
October 10, 2018 – One of the most popular terms in the autonomous vehicle world is the belief—or goal—that vehicles in the future will be “autonomous, electric and shared.” However, what has been virtually ignored is that one of these three elements—the shared part—is not like the others.
October 12, 2018 – Yesterday, the U.S. Senate finished its pre-election business with the typical flurry of activity, passing 17 bills and resolutions (mostly low-profile stuff) and confirming 35 civilian nominations before adjourning to return November 13.
October 5, 2018 – As USDOT unveiled automated vehicle policy 3.0 and Congress passed the FAA reauthorization, a panel of experts discussed what comes next for automated vehicle policy in the US.
October 4, 2018 – At a public event this morning, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released her department’s long-awaited “AV 3.0” guidance document, formally called Preparing for the Future of Transportation: Automated Vehicles 3.0.
September 26, 2018 – A panel of transportation and short-range communications experts argued this week that DSRC technology exists now and can provide safety benefits, and therefore should be implemented as soon and as ubiquitously as possible.
September 20, 2018 – The fact that long-discussed questions still dominate transportation technology hearings speaks to missed opportunities or inefficiencies in communicating with decision-makers and their offices.