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Advancing the research and deployment of ITS to save lives

The Future of V2X

ITS America is currently seeking to further develop and refine the 30 MHz Application Map, including by revising the original prioritization survey to solicit additional feedback and incorporate a broader range of V2X stakeholders.

5.9 GHz FNPRM Comments of ITS America

ITS America’s Reply Comments to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Accessible & Barrier Free Research: Executive Summary

Automated Vehicles

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.

Connected Transportation

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

Top Safety Priorities

  • 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)

Safety News

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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…

ITSA, AASHTO Reiterate Full 5.9GHz Band Needed to Reduce Crashes

 WASHINGTON – In oral arguments today in the D.C. Circuit Court, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) and the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) reiterated that…

ITS America Board of Directors Names Laura Chace President & CEO

The Intelligent Transportation Society’s (ITS America) Board of Directors today unanimously elected Laura Chace as President and CEO effective August 30, 2021.

ITS America Calls for Stronger Cybersecurity Strategy to Protect Transportation System

Washington – ITS America President & CEO Shailen Bhatt today called for a more robust national transportation cybersecurity strategy to make the U.S. transportation system safer by ensuring transportation agencies meet certain marks determined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Center for Internet Security.

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 Statement on House T&I Surface Transportation Bill

“We appreciate the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s investment in technology and look forward to working with the Committee as the bill now moves to the House floor.”

Safety Advocacy Materials

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  • Multi-Association Letter to US Congress on Automated Vehicles (AVs)

    On March 31, 2022, this letter signed by a diverse group of trade associations was sent to  Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McCarthy, Majority Leader Schumer, and Minority Leader McConnell of the United States Congress.

  • The Future of V2X

    ITS America is currently seeking to further develop and refine the 30 MHz Application Map, including by revising the original prioritization survey to solicit additional feedback and incorporate a broader range of V2X stakeholders.

  • 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.

  • ITSA Joins with Mayors and Environmental Groups Urging Congress to Support EV Charging on Federal-aid Highways

    President Biden has called on auto manufacturers to make the transition to electric vehicles so that 50% of the market is electric by 2030, and has also put forth a plan for historical investments in EV charging stations.

  • ITS America Cross-Industry AV Policy Report: Infrastructure, Federal Regulatory Framework, and Societal Goals

    The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Automated Vehicle Standing Advisory Committee (‘Committee’) Chair, Nat Beuse, Vice President of Safety at Aurora, and Vice-Chair, Greg Winfree, Director, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, conducted (February 15-March 2, 2021), more than 10 hours of discussions on the deployment of highly automated vehicles (HAVs). The cross-industry discussions focused on significant issues identified by Committee members.

Events

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The Pink Tax: Why Women Spend More on Mobility Than Men 

“The Pink Tax” is a form of gender-based discrimination requiring women to pay more for transportation, transit and mobility, as well as other products and services. The ‘pink tax’ in transportation means women often pay up to$1,200…

Practices to Attract, Retain, and Promote Women in Transportation – Meeting the Goal of 10% in 10 years Presented by MobilityXX and Iteris

What are best practices in hiring, supporting, retaining and empowering women in transportation? Are we really moving the needle to increase the number of women in our field? What are MobilityXX Pledge companies doing to increase the number of women in the transportation sector? 

ITS New York 2022 Annual Meeting

June 16-17, 2022 | Saratoga Springs, NY

2022 ITS Pennsylvania Annual Meeting

August 8-9, 2022 | Manheim, PA

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…

ITS Connecticut 2022 Annual Meeting

September 21, 2022 | Casa Mia at the Hawthorne, Berlin, CT