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The significance of ITS in Alaska

Alaska's Department of Transportation and Public Facilities commissioner, Marc Luiken, was in the company of Bernie Wagenblast, of our associate webcaster Transportation Radio, recently. In this clip, the former fighter pilot explains how the US state with road coverage accounting for only 2% of its land mass makes use of ITS and the significance of good communication channels for its transport department. To hear the full interview along with other insightful discussions with industry leaders visit Transportation Radio click here.

February 2017


 

 

City of Boston undertakes extensive new urban mobility and autonomous vehicle trial

The City of Boston has announced it is partnering with the World Economic Forum and Boston Consulting Group to undertake an extensive autonomous vehicle trial on its streets. The project will look at not only at how NuTonomy autonomous cars will operate, but how they will interact with the rest of the transportation network and also what demands residents are likely to place on a revolutionized mobility system. Here some of the key players in the trial – including Boston's mayor and the automotive lead for the World Economic Forum – explain a bit more about what's going on.

February 2017


 

 

The traffic challenges and opportunities in the island city of Montreal

Bernie Wagenblast, of our associate webcaster Transportation Radio, recently spent time with Claude Carette, the 2017 ITS World Congress chair and director of infrastructure, roads and transport services for the city of Montreal in Canada. In this clip Carette explains both the challenges and opportunities that being an island city pose for managing Montreal’s road traffic. To hear the full interview along with other insightful discussions with industry leaders visit Transportation Radio, just
click here.

February 2017


 

 

Honda's Safe Swarm enables vehicles talk to each other and so cut congestion on the road

Vehicle's that join a busy main road often cause unnecessary congestion, but watch the video above to see Honda's Safe Swarm at work, allowing the vehicle to “talk” to other vehicles and collect critical information, including speed and position. With support from on-board sensors, the vehicle determines the best speed to safely merge and facilitate a smooth entry into traffic.

February 2017


 

 

Caltrans uses video detection system to capture and understand wrong-way drivers' behavior

Caltrans is running a two-year pilot program to reduce the incidences of wrong-way driving. The pilot contains three elements: firstly, the use of responsive "wrong way" and "do not enter" signs, which display warning lights when a wrong-way driver is detected. Secondly, a wrong-way driver detection system, in which video cameras detect wrong-way drivers, and send both alerts and vehicle photos to traffic management centers. Thirdly, the use of a video system that logs wrong-way drivers' behavior so that it can be better understood.

February 2017


 

 

The growing significance of social media for Idaho Transportation Department

Bernie Wagenblast, of our associate webcaster Transportation Radio, recently spent time with Brian Ness, director of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). The in-depth interview covered how ITD had reached the latter stages of a nation-wide competition for workplace innovation, as well as the transportation challenges that face a sparse region like Idaho. In this short clip (just click 'play' below), Ness highlights some of the intelligent transportation systems ITD benefit from and the increasing role that social media plays in the business. To hear the full interview along with other insightful discussions with industry leaders visit Transportation Radio, just click here.

February 2017


 

 

EPFL research shows how manual cars and CAVs can seamlessly share the same road space

This video shows how researchers from the European AutoNet2030 project at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) created a solution for connected and automated vehicles to travel in traffic alongside manually-driven vehicles. First, the team developed an algorithm for connected vehicles traveling in convoys to communicate with each other and adjust their speeds accordingly. Then, the researchers demonstrated how the algorithm works, using real vehicles on roads in Sweden. To read our full report on the European AutoNet2030 project click here.

February 2017


 

 

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