Issue / Automated Vehicles

NHTSA to States: Follow Our Lead on Self-Driving Cars

October 6, 2016 As autonomous vehicles have been increasingly tested on public roads, states have enacted laws and regulations...

Pittsburgh Mayor Gives 3 Reasons He Won’t Be Re-Elected

October 6, 2016 “The car was surprisingly underwhelming… I couldn’t tell when humans or robots were driving.” Across the past...

Tech Leaders, Policymakers Convene at Chamber of Commerce

September 30, 2016 "We're in the fourth industrial revolution. . . Yet we have bureaucracies that still operate with DOS prompts… we...

Autonomous Vehicles Receive USDOT’s Blessing Under New Guidance

September 22, 2016 USDOT has released the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, its long-awaited policy overview on the development and...

NHTSA to Manufacturers (Pt. 2): Save Lives with Autonomous Vehicles

This is the second part of our review of NHTSA's autonomous vehicle guidelines released in September 2016. For part one, click...

NHTSA to Manufacturers (Pt. 1): Self-Regulate Autonomous Vehicle Development

September 22, 2016 Until this week, autonomous vehicle development and deployment was the wild west of transportation technology –...

Still Waiting for NHTSA to Take Control of Self-Driving Car Debate

August 31, 2016 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has punted the release of its long-awaited guidance for...

Capital Convergence: Innovation in Washington

The proliferation of mobile technology and the rapid acceleration of computer processing power have driven a renaissance of innovation...

FTA Requests Public Input for 5-Year Research Plan

August 18, 2016 As the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) develops its department-wide, five-year strategic research plan, the...

Mapping the Digital City

“Why don’t you stop and ask for directions?” For decades, the now-anachronistic question encapsulated American identity,...

Autonomous Vehicles: Can They Improve Safety and Accelerate Environmental Progress?

Are autonomous vehicles the “next big thing” to transform our transportation system? If so, how soon, and what are the consequences...

NHTSA Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal Tesla Crash Ahead of AV Guidance

July 27, 2016 On May 7th, 2016, a Tesla Model S traveling eastbound on US-27A in northern Florida struck and passed under a...

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