1. Google Driverless Cars
On the onset of winter break, on December 23, Google announced its first fully functional driverless car, which is ready for testing on public roads. Prior to this, the Internet giant developed various prototypes that lacked on different fundamental and functional aspects.
Active Transportation and Demand Management (ATDM) is a management philosophy and suite of operations tools used to improve transportation reliability, efficiency, and safety. ATDM includes Active Traffic Management, Active Demand Management, and Active Parking Management. This video explains the ATDM concept and includes examples and testimonials from various ATDM adopters throughout the U.S.
External URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd8xy0ozSXI
Link to podcast from IEEE
"Here you have a still warm new episode with Professor Samy El-Tawab, from James Madison University, in Virginia, US. We have had a very interesting chat about a refreshing new Traffic Incidents reporting architecture they have recently published at the IEEE ITS Magazine.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has released a 2014 update of the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Benefits, Costs, and Lessons Learned Report, along with a series of accompanying fact sheets. The report is based on three related Web-based databases, known collectively as the ITS Knowledge Resources. The ITS Joint Program Office's evaluation program developed the Knowledge Resources to support informed decision making regarding ITS investments by tracking the effectiveness of deployed ITS.
Three sessions at the TRB 94th Annual Meeting on Monday, January 12, 2015 will explore priorities and key issues developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and are slated to involve top administration officials. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx will preside at the session, "U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx's 30-Year Plan: A Framework for the Future," unveiling USDOT's efforts over the past year to create a comprehensive, long-lasting transportation plan.