Archive for the 'intelligent transportation systems' Category

The role of V2X communications in driver assistance systems

January 5, 2012

Vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) communications technologies can aid advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) by helping “extend a vehicle’s field of vision,” according to Benjamin Oberkersch, PR officer for Daimler AG and simTD, the firm’s V2X field test project.

U.S. connected vehicle conference debuts in March

November 30, 2011

U.K.-based Telematics Update is introducing a new conference devoted to transportation applications involving vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications.

Video contest showcases intelligent transportation systems

April 7, 2011

The US Department of Transportation has launched a new Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Video Challenge. The aim of the national competition is to showcase innovative ways local communities are using smart transportation technology to improve safety, mobility, and the environment.

US-DOT ditches “IntelliDrive” program name

March 26, 2011

The US-DOT recently abruptly ceased using the name “Intellidrive” to refer to its Connected Vehicle Research program, which prior to being named IntelliDrive had been known as “VII” (Vehicle Infrastructure Integration). The program itself continues unabated, agency officials emphasize.

IntelliDrive mobility & environment workshop slides available

December 30, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recently held a free public meeting to review status and future plans associated with the agency’s IntelliDrive multimodal transportation research initiative. The event focused in particular on applications involving real-time data capture and management and dynamic mobility.

U.S. DOT launches “Faces of Distracted Driving” video series

November 20, 2010

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this week launched “Faces of Distracted Driving,” a series of online videos aimed at driving home the “tragic consequences” of texting or using cellphones while driving. The videos feature people who’ve been injured or lost loved ones due to distracted-driving crashes.

Whitepaper urges the U.S. to invest in “smart mobility”

November 18, 2010

A recently published whitepaper explains how existing and emerging technologies can squeeze more capacity from over-burdened highways, help commuters avoid traffic delays, and expand and improve transportation options, while saving money and creating jobs. The paper makes seven specific recommendations for federal transportation policy.

Nissan to surround its cars with safety shields

November 5, 2010

In addition to pioneering the world’s first mass-marketed all-electric vehicle — the Leaf — Nissan has been busy developing advanced safety systems that reduce the risk of accidents by wrapping a virtual safety bubble around the car.

Video cams keep Alaska’s traffic flowing

November 4, 2010

Not content to wait for next-generation intelligent transportation systems technologies, Alaska’s transportation department has begun equipping traffic lights with video cameras in an effort to improve the flow of traffic on the state’s highways.

What you need to know before buying an electric car

November 2, 2010

The October 2010 issue of Consumer Reports includes a section on electric vehicles, including a run-down on what you need to consider if you’re thinking about buying one. The coverage includes “first looks” at the Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Tesla Roadster, and more.