Category: Software

  • February 19th, 2021

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has announced plans to expand electric vehicle (EV) fast charging infrastructure along portions of Interstates 20 and 459. As part of the initiative, ADECA has issued a request for proposals to build direct-current fast charger (DCFC) stations along specific highway corridors in the state. ADECA will provide up […]

  • February 19th, 2021

Traffic crashes remain the leading cause of unintentional youth deaths and injuries across the United States. Development of new and innovative interventions continues, with the aim of addressing this public health issue for the high-risk youth driving population. This report shares results associated with an incentive-based smartphone application (app) developed by the Texas A&M Transportation […]

  • February 19th, 2021

This report summarizes the results of a one-year project aimed at exploiting vehicle-toinfrastructure (V2I) communication to enhance the effectiveness of real-time adaptive traffic signal control systems. As originally formulated, the project’s goal was to explore the potential of using the sensing capabilities of connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs) to detect other vehicles in close proximity and […]

  • January 26th, 2021

Automated driving systems (ADS) have the potential to fundamentally change transportation, and a growing number of these systems have entered the market and are currently in use on public roadways. However, drivers may not use ADS as intended due to misunderstandings about system capabilities and limitations. Moreover, the real-world use and effects of this novel […]

  • January 19th, 2021

The continuing evolution of automotive technology aims to deliver even greater safety benefits and automated driving systems (ADS) that — one day — can handle the whole task of driving when we don’t want to or can’t do it ourselves. Fully automated cars and trucks that drive us, instead of us driving them, will become […]

  • January 19th, 2021

Hundreds of millions of cars on the roads have safety technologies – new and old – that help reduce the risk of crashes and deaths. But even the most advanced safety feature cannot replace a safe, focused driver in the car. The National Safety Council, in partnership with the University of Iowa Public Policy Center, is […]

  • January 19th, 2021

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today issued a final rule to modernize numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and clarify ambiguities in current occupant protection standards for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems that are designed without traditional manual driver controls. The rule amends several crashworthiness regulations to clarify safety standards for […]

  • January 14th, 2021

Front automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems have greater potential to save lives, but rear AEB is saving drivers the hassle and expense of many a fender bender, an updated analysis from the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shows. Rear AEB was the standout feature in HLDI’s annual compilation of its research on the impact of […]

  • January 14th, 2021

Monday, January 11, 2021 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (the Department) today released the Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan (AVCP). The AVCP lays out the Department’s robust multimodal strategy to promote collaboration and transparency, modernize the regulatory environment, and prepare the transportation system for the safe integration of Automated Driving Systems (ADS). The AVCP […]