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Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics: Final Report

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Every year, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe National Transportation Systems Center convenes government officials, academics, and private sector leaders to discuss fresh approaches to future and emerging transportation challenges, and to facilitate knowledge-sharing and inform decision making across modes.

Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics, held from June to October 2018, convened distinguished experts in government innovation, vehicle automation, and logistics to consider the promise and potential of recent breakthroughs in machine learning and data analysis.

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Director Anne Aylward introduces Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics

These experts shared their bold visions for how new technologies can be applied throughout the transportation enterprise—such as troves of data from mapping applications that can improve traffic modeling and save lives on U.S. roads.

They challenged government professionals at the state and local levels to think critically about how to keep transportation systems safe and moving, recognizing that the time horizon for widespread adoption of innovative technologies can be decades.

They discussed how data is helping freight professionals better understand complex shipping markets.

And, they shared how the federal government can encourage transportation innovation without being overly prescriptive.

Read the report for more insights on the technologies that are transforming transportation, shaping how we move, and advancing the U.S. DOT’s strategic goals of safety, innovation, infrastructure, and accountability.

An audience member asks Derek Kan and Kyle Vogt a question
Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Derek Kan and Cruise Automation co-founder Kyle Vogt discuss vehicle automation.
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2019