Automated Vehicles

Congress 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.

Driverless Cars and Accessibility

Fully automated vehicles, when they begin to be deployed in significant numbers, will offer the potential to usher in enormous positive changes. Anticipated benefits include lowered traffic fatalities and injuries, as well as potentially…

ITS America Comments to Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Notice on Automated Driving Systems (Infrastructure Needs and Impacts)

ITSA President and CEO Shailen Bhatt’s AV Infrastructure Questions for the Record – Senate EPW Committee, June 13, 2018

Shailen Bhatt’s Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Testimony on “Innovation and America’s Infrastructure: Examining the Effects of Emerging Autonomous Technologies on America’s Roads and Bridges.”

Top Priorities

  • Autonomous Vehicle Design Should Benefit Broader Group of Potential Drivers

    Fact Sheet Driverless Cars and Accessibility: Designing the Future of Transportation for People with Disabilities


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ITS World Congress Los Angeles 2020 News & ITS America 2021 Atlanta Announcement

“We are disappointed not to gather in person, but the spirit of innovation to solve transportation challenges is more important than ever right now. Join us for a virtual engagement to learn from leaders around the world on how different countries are using technology to solve challenges during this difficult time,” said Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO, ITS America.

ITS America Launches Global Start-Up Competition

In the lead up to the 2020 ITS World Congress, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is launching a global competition for start-ups designed to highlight emerging technologies and solutions that create a safer, greener, smarter mobility system. The Global Innovation competition is hosted by ITS America, ERTICO and ITS Asia-Pacific in partnership with Prospect Silicon Valley and Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator. Along with its sister organizations in Europe and Asia, ITS America will hold a regional semi-final to select two North American finalists, who will showcase their solution at the ITS World Congress in Los Angeles, October 4-8, 2020

ITS America Launches Global Competition to Develop Student Transportation Leaders

Global ELP Competition Program Aimed at University, High School Students in the U.S. and Across the World

ITS America Testifies on Road Congestion and Financing

At House Hearing, SFCTA Head Outlines Strategies to Reduce Congestion in San Francisco and Broader Recommendations on Technology Deployment

ITS America Releases Reauthorization Platform

Referencing the ongoing struggle of tens of thousands of roadway fatalities each year, including estimates indicating a sharp increase in cyclist and pedestrian fatalities in 2018, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) today called for the upcoming FAST Act reauthorization to improve the safety and efficiency of the U.S. transportation system by integrating technology into infrastructure and mobility.

ITS America Statement on GM’s Exemption Request for Production and Deployment of Zero-Emission Autonomous Vehicles

ITS America congratulates General Motors (GM) for its ongoing commitment to safety and innovation and supports its request to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to deploy Zero-Emission Autonomous Vehicles.

Advocacy Materials

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    Moving People, Data, and Freight: Safer, Greener, Smarter.

    ITS America supports a FAST Act reauthorization that recognizes the added value of integrating technology into transportation infrastructure and services and provides funding for the rapid deployment of intelligent transportation.”

  • Driverless Cars and Accessibility

    Designing the Future of Transportation for People with Disabilities

    Fully automated vehicles, when they begin to be deployed in significant numbers, will offer the potential to usher in enormous positive changes. Anticipated benefits include lowered traffic fatalities and injuries, as well as potentially…

  • ITS America Comments to NHTSA Supporting General Motors Petition for Exemptions to Enable Production and Deployment of Zero Emission Autonomous Vehicle (ZEAV)

    ITS America supports General Motors request for exemptions in reference to its “Zero-Emission Autonomous Vehicle,” an all-electric vehicle with an Automated Driving System (ADS), from part of each of 16 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

  • ITSA President Bhatt Urges House Highways and Transit Subcommittee to Prioritize Investments in Intelligent Mobility and Smart Infrastructure in FAST Act Reauthorization

    ITSA Letter to Chairwoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Ranking Member Rodney Davis.

  • ITS America Details Projects That Improve Safety; Mobility at House Hearing

    Developing Best Practice Report in advance of FAST Act Reauthorization

    Transportation agencies across the country are using intelligent transportation technologies to save lives, improve mobility, extend the life of infrastructure, and increase sustainability, and ITS America highlighted a number of those technologies at a congressional hearing on 9/5/18.


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Between 2 Futures Series: How can Transit Investment be a Tool for Equity?

Transit systems around the country are struggling to maintain vital services in these unprecedented times. How are transportation leaders using the equity lens to make critical investment and policy decisions? Join us as we talk with leaders of transit systems in Columbus (OH), Las Vegas, and Philadelphia.

ITS America Member Webinar: Iteris

Data Reciprocity: Disrupting Agency Barriers

ITS Connecticut Chapter: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

ITS Minnesota State Chapter: 2020 Virtual Fall Forum

ITS Georgia State Chapter: 2020 Annual Meeting

ITS New Jersey State Chapter: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting