A Volpe Thought Leadership Series
Data analytics, automation, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are impacting the global transportation system at full tilt. Mobility is being transformed. As the transportation enterprise becomes more data-driven and automated, there is the potential to realize greater safety and efficiency benefits for the public good.
As we prepare for the future, there are many things to consider. How we move goods and people in the future will fundamentally change. Where do humans fit in? Will people be active operators, passive passengers, or somewhere in between? How will new technologies affect workers in the transportation sector? This new speaker series from the U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center will explore the age of artificial intelligence and predictive analytics in the context of the global transportation system.
Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics kicked off June 4, 2018, with Derek Kan, U.S. DOT Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.
Under Secretary Kan serves as a principal advisor to Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao. He provides leadership in developing policies for U.S. DOT, generating proposals and providing advice regarding legislative and regulatory initiatives across all modes of transportation. The Under Secretary coordinates the Department’s budget development and policy development functions. He also directs transportation policy development and works to ensure that the nation’s transportation resources function as an integrated national system.
Stay tuned for more dates and times of upcoming speakers.
Event News and Video
Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in a Federal Framework that Encourages Transportation Innovation
June 4, 2018
Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy
U.S. DOT Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Derek Kan, discussed the “growing torrent” of technology advances that are poised to fundamentally change transportation.
Read the news story Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in a Federal Framework that Encourages Transportation Innovation and view video highlights from this event.
Forecasting Freight Transportation Rates
August 13, 2018
Executive Director, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics
Chris Caplice, PhD, discussed the possibility of using artificial intelligence to forecast the complex markets for freight transportation rates.