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.
Eno Transportation Weekly
Category: Automated vehicles
September 20, 2018 – Everyone knows that automated technology is revolutionize air and ground transportation. But a recent Senate hearing shed light on new advances in maritime automation as well.
When it comes to short-range, direct V2V and V2I communication specifically for collision avoidance and other related safety purposes, DSRC is the only communication technology that is ready for prime time.
The realities of deployment feasibility, lower barriers to necessary infrastructure build-out, lower cost and a clear technical pathway forward demonstrate the argument for allowing C-V2X in the 5.9 GHz band so consumers can realize these advantages as soon as possible.
This week, we have two perspectives from professionals representing leading global automobile manufacturers that have taken two different approaches to connected vehicle tech.
September 4, 2018 – At last week’s GHSA Annual Meeting, Under Secretary of Transportation David Kan expressed criticism of the automated vehicle (AV) proving grounds program.
As technology becomes increasingly coupled with personal and commercial vehicles, cyber security concerns have increased among the general public, OEMs, and policy makers. On July 24th, The Wilson Center brought together experts in the field for a panel on Security and The Connected Vehicle, which covered connected vehicle (CV) and automated vehicle (AV) cyber security. The event highlighted the lack of preparedness of the auto industry to protect against cyber attacks, the inevitable insecurity of AV technology, and the importance of maintaining focus on this critical element of new mobility options.
Summary and status of all transportation-related amendments filed to the Senate version of the FY 2019 Transportation Appropriations Act during the week of July 23, 2018.
June 14, 2018 – On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing entitled, “Innovation and America’s Infrastructure: Examining the Effects of Emerging Autonomous Technologies on America’s Roads and Bridges.”
June 13, 2018 – The economic and social benefits of widespread deployment of automated vehicles (AVs) will far outweigh the costs in labor displacement and lost wages, according to new research commissioned by Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE).
Wednesday, June 13 – Senate Environment and Public Works – full committee hearing to examine innovation and America’s infrastructure, focusing on the effects of emerging autonomous technologies on America’s roads and bridges – 10:00 a.m., SD-406 Dirksen.
May 31, 2018 – Two months after the fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona involving an Uber test vehicle in self-driving mode, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a preliminary report on the crash.
May 24, 2018 – Panelists representing the insurance sector at Wednesday’s House Committee on Financial Services hearing “The Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on the Future of Insurance” emphasized the need for insurance companies to have access to data from AVs to be able to adequately assess risk.
May 18, 2018 – Planning for and building resilient infrastructure can minimize life-cycle costs if changes in technology, security threats, and transportation/land use patterns are all taken into account in the larger context of climate change and population shifts.
The danger that consumers are not clearly consenting to conditions they have read and understand is a potential impediment to the continued adoption of new and larger innovations like self-driving vehicles.
Due to the high cost of emergency medical care, healthcare providers are starting to see the clear link between transportation and missed appointments and how including transportation services in their plans can reduce costs.
Tuesday, May 22 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Highways and Transit – subcommittee hearing on the FAST Act’s motor carrier provisions (witness list here) – 10:00 a.m., 2167 Rayburn.
April 27, 2018 — I hope that Tesla, the car company, is ultimately successful. But for transportation policymakers, the bursting of the Tesla hype bubble is an opportunity to refocus on the real, challenging tasks at hand.
April 27, 2018 – The heads (or acting heads) of the Federal Highway Administration, the Federal Transit Administration, and the Maritime Administration defended their agency’s fiscal 2019 budget requests before the House Appropriations Committee yesterday.
April 6, 2018 – The White House last night announced that President Trump will nominate Heidi King to be Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.