Emerging Technologies

ITS America advocates for the safe development and deployment of emerging technologies like rapid speed travel, urban air mobility and cargo delivery, automated cargo delivery and blockchain and integrated technology platforms.

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 Equity Policy

Summary of Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Surface Transportation Investment Act

ITS America’s letter of support for INVEST in America Act EV Charging Stations in the Interstate Right-of-Way

ITS America’s Standing Advisory Committee on Emerging Technologies

The Emerging Technologies Standing Committee identifies legislative and regulatory barriers and opportunities to safely advance emerging technologies, monitor national trends and related research, and promote best practices and private and public sector partnerships. It serves as a forum to disseminate and exchange information and other innovations, addressing areas such as rapid speed travel hyperloop, urban air mobility and cargo delivery, automated cargo delivery and blockchain and integrated technology platforms.

Committee Leadership

Chair: Andrew Liu, AECOM
Vice Chair: Maureen Bock, Oregon DOT

Emerging Technology Advocacy Materials

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  • ITS America Comments on to USDOT‘S Request for Transit Automated Research

  • ITS America Comments on to USDOT‘S Request for Transit Automated Research

  • Principles for Inclusive Future Mobility

    These principles are designed to guide leaders, decision-makers, policy makers, and stakeholders on how best to implement technology to make our world safer, greener, smarter and provides more access and…

  • ITS America Comments Regarding USDOT’s Non-traditional and Emerging Technology Council (NETT)

    As the nation’s leading advocate for the technological modernization of our transportation system by focusing on advancing research and deployment of intelligent transportation technology, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) is grateful for the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Non-Traditional and Emerging Transportation Technology (NETT) Council Request for Comment.

  • 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.

Emerging Technology News

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Statement of ITS America President & CEO Laura Chace On Latest NHTSA Fatality Estimates

“The estimates NHTSA released today are tragic – again. In the first quarter of this year, 9,560 people didn’t return to their families. We continue to set the wrong kinds of records, and that won’t change until we adapt our approach…

ITS America Releases Principles for Inclusive Future Mobility

WASHINGTON – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) today released principles to guide transportation stakeholders, communities, and policy makers on how best to develop policy and programs that direct investment…

Former T&I Staffer to Join ITS America

WASHINGTON – The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) today announced Matt Leasure, formerly with the House Transportation & Infrastructure (T&I) Committee, will join ITS America as Vice President of Public…