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)
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 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.
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.
ITS America Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment Program Policy
Providing national, state, and local broadband infrastructure that supports the implementation of intelligent transportation systems, including connected and automated vehicles (CAV) and cooperative automated transportation (CAT), to improve the safety, mobility, equity, and operational efficiency of our surface transportation system is critical to meet the demands of rural, urban and underserved communities.
Reimagining America’s Transportation System and Outcomes through Automated Vehicle Technology
In this webinar, you will learn the ways that states, cities, AV developers, and infrastructure leaders are incorporating many of these policies and more into regulation, vehicle design, deployment, and infrastructure.
MobilityXX Presents: From Data to Action: Moving Forward on How Women Travel
Join ITS America for a discussion with Seleta Reynolds, General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), and Stephanie Wiggins, Chief Executive Officer of LA Metro, on their vision for gender-equitable mobility and putting recent research into practice. From transit service to transportation technology, this session will highlight the role of agencies in driving change, the importance of collaboration and how removing barriers to travel can result in equitable systems for all.