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How an Automated Car Platoon Works

With emerging automated driving technology, self-driving cars may soon have the capability to form a platoon on a highway, which could improve travel time, increase lane capacity, and reduce congestion. A car platooning proof-of-concept was tested and evaluated at a U.S. Army facility in...

Educating the Next Generation on Intelligent Transportation

Through its Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Professional Capacity Building Program, U.S. DOT increases ITS and connected vehicle knowledge and skills for transportation professionals. Volpe staff support the program’s efforts to expand outreach to new audiences, helping broaden the ITS...