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A Successful Partnership: DOD and U.S. DOT Update Agreement on Cross-Departmental Collaboration

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) recently updated a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding the U.S. DOT Volpe Center. The updated MOU reinforces the important cross-departmental collaboration and long-standing partnership between federal agencies and the Volpe Center’s support to DOD’s mission across commands and offices.

Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Monday, September 30, 2019

Beyond Big Data to Useful Data

Laura Schewel, founder and chief executive officer of StreetLight Data, spoke as part of the U.S. DOT Volpe Center’s Our New Mobility Future series. “All of this data is out there, but that is not useful big data. You can’t make a policy about that road based on that data…you have to turn that data into something useful,” Schewel said. 

Updated: Thursday, September 5, 2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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
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