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.”

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  • 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 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.

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

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  • ITS America Meets with Biden-Harris Transition Officials

    ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt met with members of the Biden-Harris transition team for the USDOT to discuss the association’s transportation priorities.


    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.


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Virtual Connecticut ITE & ITS Connecticut Joint Winter Meeting

CTDOT’s Matt Blume and Jay Lockaby will give a presentation on State Project No. 0007-0250; the replacement and upgrade of Traffic Signals on the Berlin Turnpike in Wethersfield, Newington and Berlin. The Department of Transportation is…

Moving Towards Greener Mobility: Sustainability and Transportation Series Part 2

The transportation sector today contributes 28% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S.  The deployment of technology holds promise to reduce our carbon footprint through electric and alternative fuel vehicles, decarbonization, and…

New England ITS Chapter: 2021 Annual Interchange

2021 Annual InterchangeJune 3rd, 2021 Boston, MassachusettsMore information available soon:…

ITS California State Chapter: 2021 Annual Meeting

2021 ITS California Annual MeetingAugust 9-11, 2021 | San Diego,…

ITS America 2021 Annual Meeting: Charlotte

We are pleased to announce that the ITS America 2021 Annual Meeting will take place in Charlotte, NC December 7-10.

28th Annual ITS World Congress: Los Angeles

The ITS World Congress, which in 2022 will be held September 18-22 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, is the premier event for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) around the world. Each year, industry stakeholders, including…