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Advancing Safety in Our New Mobility Future

U.S. DOT is working to usher in a new era of transportation innovation and safety. “As we prepare for the future of new, emerging technologies...one of the top Department priorities is to make sure we address public concerns about safety, security, and privacy, without hampering innovation,” said Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at U.S. DOT.

Updated: Monday, June 10, 2019
Thursday, June 6, 2019

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

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.

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

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.

Updated: Friday, February 1, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Delivering the Benefits of Self-Driving Technology Safely, Quickly, and Broadly

Self-driving cars could free up two weeks every year for the average driver, according to Chris Urmson, co-founder and CEO of Aurora, who delivered the final talk as part of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics speaker series.

Updated: Friday, May 31, 2019
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Forecasting Freight Transportation Rates with MIT’s Chris Caplice

The market for buying freight transportation services is complex and can be challenging to forecast. There are traditional statistical forecasting models, and there are models that use artificial intelligence. MIT Center for Transportation Logistics Executive Director Chris Caplice, PhD, recently discussed how the freight transportation market works as part of the Volpe Center’s 2018 series, Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.

Updated: Friday, November 30, 2018
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Analytics and Artificial Intelligence in a Federal Framework That Encourages Transportation Innovation

A “growing torrent” of technology advances are poised to fundamentally change transportation, according to U.S. DOT Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy Derek Kan, who kicked off the Volpe Center’s 2018 speaker series, Transportation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics.

Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Thursday, June 21, 2018

How Much Time Do Americans Spend Behind the Wheel?

U.S. DOT Volpe Center Chief Economist Don Pickrell and a team of Volpe Center data experts recently completed an in-depth study for the Federal Highway Administration to produce detailed statistics on travel speeds and vehicle hours traveled that can provide new levels of insight into how the nation’s roads are performing.

Updated: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017

Leveraging the Space Above Our Heads and the Emergent eVTOL Market

Getting stuck in traffic isn’t just a nuisance. On an aggregate level, traffic can have major financial impacts for cities and countries. Aviation innovator Carl C. Dietrich, PhD, co-founder and chief technology officer of Terrafugia, explains the potential to use the space right above our heads to relieve automobile congestion.  

Updated: Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Putting Safety in the Driver's Seat

Technology is advancing, societal trends are changing, and new visions for self-driving vehicles are emerging. Harry Lightsey of General Motors provides the manufacturer's perspective on how self-driving cars are putting safety in the driver's seat as part of The Ongoing Transformation of the Global Transportation System speaker series.

Updated: Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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