SaferAdvancing the research and deployment of ITS to save lives
In the past, automotive safety technologies focused on protecting drivers and passengers after a crash. Technology is evolving to the point that crashes can be largely prevented. Automated vehicle technology can drastically reduce and potentially eliminate the 94 percent of crashes caused by human error.
ITS America members are actively developing and deploying vehicle to everything (V2X) technologies, which send hazard alerts to vehicles, bicyclists, pedestrians, and traffic lights. These technologies also can enhance automated driving systems, which hold the promise to provide numerous economic, environmental, and societal benefits, such as decreased congestion and fuel consumption, and increased access for the elderly and disabled. These safety innovations require dedicated spectrum to ensure they work every time without signal interference.
ITS America is raising the profile of discussions on intelligent mobility cybersecurity; promoting the adoption of best practices and standards; supporting information sharing of threats faced by those developing, operating, or managing smart transportation technologies; and advocating for public policies that enhance cybersecurity readiness.
Preserving the 5.9 GHz spectrum for V2X communications can help address the scourge of lives lost and ruined on U.S. roads.
Fact Sheet "Saving Lives: Preserving the Safety Spectrum" Fact Sheet
Timely updates to ITS America members on Washington’s response to this public health emergency
Fact Sheet ITS America’s COVID-19 Response Report (April 2020)
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…
Statement of Its America President & CEO Laura Chace On NHTSA Initial Data on Safety Performance of Advanced Vehicle Technologies
“ITS America applauds the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for collecting information on automated technologies – automated driver-assist technologies that help drivers make decisions, and automated driving system…
Digital Infrastructure: Technology as a Force Multiplier for A Safer, Greener, Smarter, More Equitable Future
With advances and rapid deployments in automation, connected technologies, mobility on demand, and sustainable and resilient technologies, a future of transportation – the digital infrastructure age – uses technology and innovation to…