The U.S. Department of Transportation is asking cities for proposals to test automated vehicles through the new Automation Proving Ground Pilot Program.
The use of Data Communications technology has begun at Washington Dulles International Airport. The technology is part of the FAA’s NextGen Initiative, which seeks to increase safety and efficiency in airports. Data Comm technology enables text-based communication between pilots and air traffic controllers.
The Department of Transportation on Thursday launched its National Transit Map, which includes transit data, a participation map, and interactive mapping apps. The map includes data from 270 transit agencies that provided information on more than 398,000 stops and 10,000 routes. “Measuring connectivity starts with having good data about where America’s transit connects–where transit stops […]
The Federal Railroad Administration awarded $25 million in grants Tuesday to 11 companies to develop software that will help prevent train collisions. Railroads will use these grants to achieve interoperability through Positive Train Control (PTC) systems that work to prevent crashes, derailments, intrusions into work zones, and improper switching of lines. “These grants get us […]
The introduction of self-driving vehicles could make roads both more and less safe, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chairman Christopher Hart. “The human is the most unreliable part of the system,” Hart said in a speech at the National Press Club on Thursday. “On the other hand, if the system encounters unanticipated circumstances, […]