Automated VehiclesCongress is working to develop a self-driving car bill. Through our presence on Capitol Hill and through our A/V Task Force, ITS America actively informs House and Senate technology and transportation committees on member priorities as they develop legislation.
ITS America Equity, Climate, Safety, and Infrastructure Principles for Automated and Autonomous Mobility
ITS America’s Automated Vehicle Standing Advisory Committee established task forces on equity, climate, safety, and infrastructure to develop a set of principles to ensure AV benefits are broadly realized. The resulting principles are intended to inform federal programs, regulations, and recommend best practices that can be implemented today and in the future.
ITS America Cross-Industry AV Policy Report: Infrastructure, Federal Regulatory Framework, and Societal Goals
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Automated Vehicle Standing Advisory Committee (‘Committee’) Chair, Nat Beuse, Vice President of Safety at Aurora, and Vice-Chair, Greg Winfree, Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, conducted (February 15-March 2, 2021), more than 10 hours of discussions on the deployment of highly automated vehicles (HAVs). The cross-industry discussions focused on significant issues identified by Committee members.
ITS America Equity Policy
Today’s transportation systems suffer from historic and ongoing inequities embedded in infrastructure, access, and cost. As we explore and fulfill the promise of new technologies, we must embrace and support the paradigm shift occurring in our nation, learn from the lessons of the past, and incorporate transportation equity principles into policy, research, and implementation strategies. This must include explicit consideration of technology’s effects on those least prepared to use it or who face particular barriers to adoption to ensure their safety, access, and mobility are not compromised.
Summary of Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Surface Transportation Investment Act
The STIA includes many ITS America priorities. It provides $10 billion in grants over five years for projects of national significance by establishing the National Infrastructure Project Assistance Program. In selecting project grants, the Department of Transportation will take into consideration technologies that will allow for future connectivity and automation.
2021 ITS America Technology Blueprint
ITS America believes that developing and deploying transportation technologies provides the opportunity to alleviate many of the negative impacts of our transportation system while providing more equitable and accessible mobility without leaving behind the transportation workers who allow our transportation system to function.
Reimagining America’s Transportation System and Outcomes through Automated Vehicle Technology
In this webinar, you will learn the ways that states, cities, AV developers, and infrastructure leaders are incorporating many of these policies and more into regulation, vehicle design, deployment, and infrastructure.
MobilityXX Presents: From Data to Action: Moving Forward on How Women Travel
Join ITS America for a discussion with Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), and Stephanie Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer of LA Metro, on their vision for gender-equitable mobility and putting recent research into practice. From transit service to transportation technology, this session will highlight the role of agencies in driving change, the importance of collaboration and how removing barriers to travel can result in equitable systems for all.