Learn Everything Autonomous Vehicles, Get P.E. Credits

Engineers hungry for P.E. credits and the latest on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) and can sate their hunger efficiently at the Young Professionals of Transportation Baltimore’s Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Panel. The panel features Jill Sorensen, Executive Director of Bevi; David Woessner, General Manager at Local Motors; Joey Sagal, Director at CHART and ITS … Continue reading Learn Everything Autonomous Vehicles, Get P.E. Credits

U.S. DOT: How To Encourage Autonomous Vehicles, Safely

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have issued new voluntary guidance for autonomous vehicles, “A Vision for Safety 2.0.” Its purpose is to support key stakeholders, including local governments, with automated vehicle testing and deployment. From the Overview: Ninety-four percent of serious motor vehicle crashes in the … Continue reading U.S. DOT: How To Encourage Autonomous Vehicles, Safely

Permits, Economic Potential in Focus At Autonomous Vehicles Meeting

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) unveiled a draft of its new permitting process for testing autonomous vehicles in the state at the March 2 meeting of the Maryland Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Working Group. The Working Group also heard a Howard County presentation on the economic development potential of autonomous and connected vehicles. (An autonomous … Continue reading Permits, Economic Potential in Focus At Autonomous Vehicles Meeting

Feds Talk Autonomous Vehicles With State Working Group

At the October 12 meeting of the Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Working Group, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) representative Nat Beuse discussed the newly released Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, a working document that he stressed would be updated annually. He highlighted that the policy is rooted in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s position that … Continue reading Feds Talk Autonomous Vehicles With State Working Group

Are We There Yet? Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Transportation

The development of self-driving, or autonomous, vehicles is accelerating. The first autonomous systems, which are able to control steering, accelerating, and braking are already beginning to appear in cars. This emerging industry will require local governments to be prepared for the testing, licensing, and regulation of autonomous vehicles. At this year’s MACo Summer Conference, you … Continue reading Are We There Yet? Autonomous Vehicles and the Future of Transportation

Working Group Preparing Recommendations For Autonomous Vehicles in Maryland

The Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Working Group met on May 16, 2016, to discuss its pending recommendations regarding law and infrastructure changes needed to accommodate self-driving and vehicles that continuously communicate with the Internet and traffic control systems.  The recommendations will encompass state and local infrastructure requirements, law enforcement policies, driver requirements and education, manufacturer requirements, and insurance … Continue reading Working Group Preparing Recommendations For Autonomous Vehicles in Maryland

Feds Leave Room For Locals On Automated Vehicles

On September 6, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously voted to approve the “SELF DRIVE Act,” which allows automakers to release up to 25,000 self-driving vehicles onto public roads without meeting existing auto safety standards within the first year, and gradually allows a total of 100,000 vehicles within three years. The ease in federal regulation has … Continue reading Feds Leave Room For Locals On Automated Vehicles

TEDx, AAA Talk Transformation Of Transportation

Into TED Talks and transportation? AAA has partnered with TEDx Wilmington to hold Who’s in the Driver’s Seat? The Transformation of Transportation on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm. The event will be Livestreamed for free at this link. The event will explore what the future of transportation holds, “from the impact of autonomous vehicles … Continue reading TEDx, AAA Talk Transformation Of Transportation

Pittsburgh And Uber’s Automated Vehicles: Buyer’s Remorse?

Nine months after the City of Pittsburgh welcomed Uber with open arms to experiment its driverless cars on its streets and many bridges, local government officials are showing signs of buyer’s remorse, reports The New York Times. Concerns abound regarding the company charging for rides it promised for free, failure to create enough jobs, and withdrawal of … Continue reading Pittsburgh And Uber’s Automated Vehicles: Buyer’s Remorse?

MACo Submits County Concerns on Autonomous & Connected Vehicles

MACo submitted written testimony highlighting county issues with autonomous and connected vehicles at a 2016-09-20 briefing of the Joint Committee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Biotechnology. The Joint Committee also heard testimony from Maryland’s Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Working Group, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the automotive industry. An autonomous vehicle is a vehicle that … Continue reading MACo Submits County Concerns on Autonomous & Connected Vehicles