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The city of Arlington is gathering public opinion on their latest driverless vehicle pilot program called RAPID. The program is funded by a $1.7M grant from the Federal Transportation Administration.
A new report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety links potentially dangerous situations to overconfidence and a reliance on new vehicle technologies, like automated driving features.
Biologists with the state Department of Fish & Wildlife used a drone to survey and document invasive narrow-leaf cattails in the Skagit Wildlife Area. The drone followed an automated, pre-plotted flight plan.
During a recent CoMotion discussion, officials from companies like Uber and Wisk Aero discussed the opportunities and hurdles presented by small, electric aircrafts as a means of shuttling riders through cities.
The Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems has been selected as the lead test site for an FAA program to test and develop virtual traffic management technology, as the technology moves toward on-demand deliveries.
Autonomous vehicle technology is primed to move into any number of use cases, and cities should begin the conversation about how they want to shape this new mobility horizon – or risk being shaped by it.
Michigan is working to build a first-in-the-nation autonomous vehicle corridor in its southeast corner, a new bid to ensure the region remains the epicenter of an auto industry moving rapidly to a tech-driven future.
Smart Columbus is seeking 500 volunteers to test new traffic technology. The new tech alerts drivers to traffic signal changes, detect potential collisions with other vehicles, and alert them of school zones.
The Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) is an initiative by the U.S. Department of Transportation to grow AV technology through information-sharing and development of best-practices.
The Office of Future Mobility and Electrification is set to become a catalyst of transportation innovation in the state. Trevor Pawl, a former executive at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, will lead that charge.
The city plans to upgrade 97 signals across the city to make traffic flow more efficient. The new signals will utilize video detection to identify building traffic and will automate signal timing as needed, officials say.
Autonomous vehicle technology is moving into areas like shared taxis, goods delivery and shuttle operations. Unlike some predictions about an AV in every garage, experts say the near-term looks quite different.
On the opening day of the CoMotion conference in Miami, officials announced the launch of the CoMotion LAB MIAMI, which will focus on vetting new innovations around transportation technology across southern Florida.
From pharmacies to agriculture, automation is becoming increasingly popular for companies looking for more efficient and reliable results. The pandemic has helped propel the technology forward.
Even with the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, the self-driving car startup may have reason to expand. Earlier this month, it closed on a deal with Volkswagen on a $2.6 billion investment.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission voted unanimously on June 2 to terminate 492 toll workers in favor of all-electronic tolling. While the move was billed as a safety precaution amid the pandemic, some are calling foul.
The Ultimate Urban Circulator Program is being planned as an autonomous vehicle overhaul of the city’s 1980s-era Skyway monorail. Transportation officials have put out the call for qualifications to advance the project.
PlanetM, the state’s mobility initiative and a division of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, has awarded more than $280,000 to efforts to accelerate future-facing robotics projects.
A fleet of remote-operated scooters is being deployed and tested in Peachtree Corners, Ga. The pilot program was set to launch earlier this year, but the novel coronavirus delayed those plans.
The city is now using automated license plate readers to enforce its parking rules. The readers will collect a photo of vehicle plates and GPS coordinates to better assist city staff with enforcement operations.