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

News

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ITS America Statement on House Passage of Surface Transportation Bill

“We appreciate the House’s investments in infrastructure technology and look forward to working with the Senate to complete its process.”

ITS America Releases Technology Blueprint

ITS America today released its 2021 policy blueprint, which outlines how technology can transform the U.S. transportation system.

New Research Connects Vehicle and Infrastructure Design for Barrier-Free Mobility

The Autonomous Vehicle Alliance (AVA), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), and AARP, today released research that for the first time looks at barrier-free mobility beyond just the vehicle.

ITS America 2021 Annual Meeting Changing Date, Location

New dates and location announced for ITS America’s 2021 Annual Meeting

28th ITS World Congress to be Held in Los Angeles in 2022

WASHINGTON – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), in partnership with Reed Exhibitions, today announced that the 28th ITS World Congress will be held in Los Angeles in 2022, marking the signature event’s…

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.

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  • 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.

  • FIXING AMERICA’S SURFACE TRANSPORTATION (FAST) ACT REAUTHORIZATION: Platform and Recommendations

    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.”

  • Accessible & Barrier Free Research: Executive Summary

    The Autonomous Vehicle Alliance (AVA), the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), and AARP, have released new research looking at barrier-free mobility beyond just the vehicle.

Events

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ITS California State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS California Annual…

ITS Pennsylvania 2021 Annual Meeting (Virtual)

August 31- September 1, 2021 | Virtual

The Road to Automation: Practical Steps Transportation Leaders Can Take to Achieve Network Modernization

Join us to learn how departments of transportation can achieve next-generation networks to fuel their transformation initiatives.

ITS Georgia State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS Georgia Annual MeetingSeptember 18-21, 2021 | Savannah,…

ITS Arizona State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS Arizona Annual…

2021 ITS Michigan Annual Meeting

ITS Michigan Annual Meeting: October 5th 2021 | Ann Arbor, MI https://www.itsmichigan.org/