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 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.

ITS America Whitepaper: Autonomous Vehicle Design Should Benefit Broader Group of Potential Drivers AVs to be Accessible, Inclusive

The “Designing the Future of Transportation for People with Disabilities” report released by ITSA calls for key players in the transportation, healthcare and consumer electronics fields to work together to encourage manufacturers to produce accessible designs for automated vehicle systems and notes that developing standards and focusing on universal design must happen now.

Advocacy Materials

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  • 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.”

  • 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.

Events

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MOD Alliance and ITS America Webinar: "Automation in the Time of Coronavirus"

Now is the time to accelerate automated everything. Automated fleets can deliver supplies. Automated shared mobility can easily transport passengers without engaging another driver. And yet with a few exceptions COVID-19 has shut down most automated testing happening on American roadways. Why and how will they restart? Has the transportation paradigm flip of getting people to goods and now getting the goods to people changed how we think about the role of automation?

ITS Connecticut Chapter: 2020 Annual Meeting

ITS Minnesota State Chapter: 2020 Fall Forum

ITS Georgia State Chapter: 2020 Annual Meeting

The New Age of Mobility: 2020 ITS World Congress

Focusing on seamless mobility in an increasingly complex world, ITS World Congress 2020 is the preeminent forum for professionals to build systems addressing global transportation challenges.

ITS Midwest State Chapter: 2020 Annual Meeting