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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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The Intelligent Transportation Society of America Announces New Officers and Board of Director Members

The Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITS America) Board of Directors met earlier today and certified the election of new officers and welcomed a mix of ten new and returning directors to its membership. The ITS America Board is made up of public and private leaders in the intelligent transportation industry, who set policy and direct strategies for the association.

ITS America Releases Two New Resources: Consolidated National Automated Vehicle Database and State-By-State Analysis of Autonomous Trucking

Today, the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) released two resources that will help consolidate information on advances in autonomous and automated vehicles (AV) that were previously unavailable.

ITS America Celebrates FCC Announcement of Connected Vehicle Spectrum Waiver

Statement by ITS America CEO Laura Chace

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…

Safety Advocacy Materials

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  • V2X Decoded Frequently Asked Questions

    Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technologies represent proven tools to improve safety, efficiency, and mobility on our nation’s roadways. Still, a lack of clarity exists within the transportation community about a variety of terms and…

  • TRB Forum with ITS America – AI in AVs

  • Addressing the Patchwork: A State-by-State Analysis for Autonomous Trucking in the United States

    ITS America and Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) workgroups have developed this report on the current landscape of State policies and regulations impacting the deployment of autonomous trucks and convoys to identify potential barriers and inconsistencies resulting from a “patchwork approach” of policies across the country.

    ITS America and Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) workgroups have developed this report on the current landscape of State policies and regulations impacting the deployment of autonomous trucks and convoys to identify potential barriers and inconsistencies resulting from a “patchwork approach” of policies across the country.

  • Considerations for a Secure Electric Vehicle Charging Ecosystem

    ITS America's Cybersecurity Working Group's Technical Exchange Panel offers this white paper on considerations for a secure electric vehicle charging ecosystem.

    The increasingly widespread deployment of EVSE represents a unique convergence between transportation and utility stakeholders. While these fields have overlapped to some extent with previous deployments, such as traffic management infrastructure and other digital infrastructure solutions, the scale and design of the planned electric vehicle charging infrastructure deployment presents a scenario in which coordination between transportation and utility stakeholders is necessary.

  • ITS America National V2X Deployment Plan

    This proposed National V2X Deployment Plan is a call to action for state and local transportation agencies, automotive OEMs, the federal government, and other stakeholders to move beyond years of inaction and install V2X systems for public safety – beginning with signalized intersections, other road users, and selected production vehicles.

    This proposed National V2X Deployment Plan is a call to action for state and local transportation agencies, automotive OEMs, the federal government, and other stakeholders to move beyond years of inaction and install V2X systems for public safety – beginning with signalized intersections, other road users, and selected production vehicles.

Events

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Planning of Truck Electrification Infrastructure Using Emerging Telematics Data

Freight markets have been extremely volatile since the COVID-19 pandemic which has led to significant changes in freight movement. The commodity flow data and current associated models on the market are not recent enough to capture this…

DI Webinar Series: Signalized Intersections

This Webinar is Part 3 of ITS America’s Digital Infrastructure (DI) webinar series. This webinar is intended to continue to advance the education, collaboration, and definition of DI use cases, with a focus on Traffic Signal Integration.…

The Accountability of Trust: Standards and Artificial Intelligence

Standards are one of the most common themes in policy discussions related to responsible AI. Yet, it is less common to consider how standards fit into the broader context of policy and societal expectations of a rapidly progressing…