Transportation Technology

Issues & Modes / Transportation Technology

A technological revolution has shifted the transportation services available to customers and the way they interact with those options. From demand management systems, intelligent traffic signals, vehicle automation, and new mobility options, technology is altering how the transportation system functions. While the long-term outcome of recent mobility additions like ridehailing services and dockless electric scooters is unknown, these services have already begun to influence regulation and legislation in cities and states. In some cases, technology has also changed the user experience by, for example, making it easier for transit riders to access the bus schedule and to see when their next bus will arrive.

FHWA Announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Guidance

January 25, 2017 If Anthony Foxx had a bucket list as Secretary of Transportation, advancing transportation technology likely would...

NHTSA Releases Final Findings on Fatal Tesla Collision

January 25, 2017 On January 19, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)...

Key Trends and Partnerships in USDOT AV Proving Grounds

January 25, 2017 In an effort to accelerate autonomous vehicle (AV) testing and information sharing throughout the country,...

Let’s Be Real About Transportation and Technology

January 18, 2017 Over the past few weeks, the transportation industry has seen a flurry of activity. The Consumer Electronics Show...

Foxx Keynotes TRB Meeting, Releases Final 30-Year Forecast

January 18, 2017 Outgoing Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on January 9 gave the keynote address to the 2017 annual meeting of...

Key Takeaways from Elaine Chao’s Confirmation Hearing

January 13, 2017 (Online update, January 18 - This article was originally published as an ETW Express on January 13 and is also being...

6 Stories Driving Autonomous Vehicle Policy in 2017

January 5, 2017 Last year, autonomous vehicles (AVs) graduated from a Silicon Valley aspiration to a perceived inevitability as...

Uber Runs a Red Light for Autonomous Vehicle Policy

December 16, 2016 On Wednesday, December 14, Uber announced the launch of its Self-Driving Uber service in San Francisco, the second...

NHTSA’s Proposed Rule Requires Cars to Talk to Each Other

December 16, 2016 Even as the Obama Administration prepares to close up shop next month, the U.S. Department of Transportation...

Rethinking the Swamp: Capital Convergence 2017

This year, Washington, DC’s image took a political hit in the national debate as a “swamp that needs draining.” For years it has...

Senate Commerce Asks FAA for Detailed Report on NextGen Status

December 7, 2016 After a couple of weeks of intense reporting activity by governmental watchdogs, Senator John Thune (R-SD),...

NHTSA Takes Action on Distracted Driving and “Quiet Killers”

December 7, 2016 As the Obama Administration enters its final weeks, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...

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