The federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is the primary source of federal funding used by state governments to maintain and improve U.S. surface transportation infrastructure. The majority of HTF revenues (which typically total nearly $40 billion annually) are derived from fuel taxes. These fuel taxes operate as a road user fee, with larger vehicles (e.g. […]
Tesla may soon launch its latest FSD (full self-driving) Autopilot to a wide group of drivers, and US safety authorities aren’t that happy about it. They have reason to be concerned, according to a new MIT study seen by TechCrunch. The researchers studied glance data and found that drivers become more inattentive when using Tesla’s Autopilot system. Read the full article here.
Connected and Automated Vehicle Education Connected and Automated Vehicle education (CAVe) seeks to provide community colleges, trade schools, universities, and other academic stakeholders with unique tools and resources for the development of an intelligent transportation workforce. See the resources here.
Older adults (>65 years) account for almost 20% of the population in the United States and prefer driving as their primary mode of transportation but are at greater risk for crash-related injuries and death, compared to younger drivers. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) may hold health and safety benefits for older drivers if this segment of the […]
Development and Demonstration of an In-Vehicle Lane Departure Warning System using Standard GPS Technology
A lane departure warning system (LDWS) has significant potential to reduce crashes on roads. Most existing commercial LDWSs use some kind of image processing techniques with or without Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and/or high-resolution digital maps to detect unintentional lane departures. However, the performance of such systems is compromised in unfavorable weather or road […]
Driver assistance technologies hold the potential to reduce traffic crashes and save thousands of lives each year. In 2019, 36,096 people died in motor vehicle crashes — many of these crashes were tied to human error. Learn more about driver assistance technologies, how they can help you, and what you should know about these technologies […]
In 2016, three veterans of the still young autonomous vehicle industry formed Aurora, a startup focused on developing self-driving cars. Partnerships followed with major automakers, including Hyundai and Volkswagen. CEO Chris Urmson said at the time that the link-ups would help the company bring “mobility as a service” to urban areas—Uber-like rides without a human behind the wheel. But […]
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. and a self-driving vehicle company it partly owns will join with the Lyft ride-hailing service to offer autonomous rides on the Lyft network. The service using Ford vehicles and a driving system developed by Pittsburgh-based Argo AI will begin in Miami later this year and start in Austin, Texas, […]
Tesla Model S Plaid Erupts in Flames and Briefly Traps Owner After Electronic Doors Fail, Attorneys Say
A Tesla Model S Plaid erupted in flames as the owner was driving down the road on Tuesday, attorneys for the man said, briefly trapping him in the car after the electronically activated doors would not open. It happened outside Philadelphia days after the man took delivery of the model that Tesla has hailed as […]
Expectations and Understanding of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems among Drivers, Pedestrians, Bicyclists, and Public Transit Riders
Vehicle technology has progressed significantly over the past 20 years to the point where automated systems can now take on different aspects of a vehicle’s control. Because of their complexity, it is important that drivers understand their systems, their role and their function. Unfortunately, many studies have revealed that drivers have a poor understanding of […]