As much of the transportation industry rushes to embrace a driverless vehicle future, Justin Fox takes a look at the bigger picture and asks what some of the unintended consequences could be
Traffic Technology Today caught up with Paul Trombino, outgoing director of Iowa Department of Transportation, before he concluded his role there, to talk about the legacy for the department and what the future holds.
GoGet's Justin Passaportis speaks to Traffic Technology Today about how the Australian carshare company is tackling congestion in the country’s major cities by reducing private car use and freeing up parking space.
At this week’s ITS European Congress in Glasgow (June 6-9) two submitted papers were chosen by organizers to be recognized in the Best Paper Awards. Traffic Technology Today speaks exclusively to the winners, to get the inside story on their world-leading research.
The majority of transportation professionals believe that the uptake of autonomous vehicles will follow a path similar to other automotive technologies, such as airbags and anti-lock brakes, and happen gradually, over a number of decades, according to the results of the latest Traffic Technology Today poll.
What happens when speed and red-light enforcement cameras are first introduced? In most major cities in the developed world it is becoming difficult to remember a time before traffic enforcement cameras of some type. And in most locations such systems were installed in a piecemeal fashion, making it difficult to assess overall effectiveness. However, in many cities in Turkey, traffic enforcement cameras are new, which gives authorities a unique opportunity to assess their overall effectiveness, as ‘before’ and ‘after’ data can be generated around large-scale deployments, as is revealed in this case study of an installation by Poltes Robot, partnering with Jenoptik.
Andrew Martin, professor of systems security at Oxford University in the UK, is an expert in 'trusted computing technologies', particularly in cloud, mobile, and embedded applications –embodied in the concept of the Internet of Things. Here, he gives his expert opinion on potential security issues in the field of autonomous vehicles – flagging areas, such as freight, that transportation authorities should be ready to protect from cyber attack.
With the 'shared space' movement putting pressure on authorities to remove traffic signals from urban areas, and proponents of connected and autonomous vehicle technology claiming one day we may be able to do away with them all together, the future for the trusty traffic signal feels far from certain. In a second extract from his new book Traffic Signals, Alistair Gollop, senior ITS consultant at Mott MacDonald, takes detailed look at what we can expect from this technology in the coming years.