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ITS Americaís new president and CEO Regina Hopper hits the ground running

After just 11 days in her new job, Regina Hopper presided over the biggest event in ITS Americaís calendar Ė its Annual Meeting, this year held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. At the event Bernie Wagenblast, of our associate webcaster Transportation Radio, caught up with her to talk about her past experience, hopes for the future and the challenges facing the ITS community in the coming months. To hear the full interview click play below. click here.

June 2015



EXCLUSIVE: Experts hail first ever Autonomous Vehicle Test and Development Symposium as huge success

The world's greatest minds working towards the development of self-driving vehicles gathered in Stuttgart, Germany, last week (June 16-18) for the first ever Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium. As co-hosts of the event Traffic Technology Today caught up with three of the key speakers on the final day, to get their research insights and personal assessments of the event itself, which attracted over 400 delegates.

June 2015



Research and innovation is transforming America's highways

Research conducted by the USA's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at its Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) is improving the safety and reliability of roads and bridges, saving lives, reducing congestion, and advancing economic growth

June 2015



The 'transparent' truck built to save lives

A person dies every hour on Argentina's roads, with the majority of deaths happening when people attempt to overtake in unsafe situations. These shocking statistics have prompted Samsung Argentina to develop a prototype see-though truck that allows drivers behind it to see what's going on in front. This video shows how it works.

June 2015



PSA Peugeot CitroŽn introduces driving with augmented reality

PSA Peugeot CitroŽn has developed a head-up display (HUD) system that projects a virtual image onto the vehicle's windscreen in the driver's line of sight. Virtual information is displayed over real objects on the road. The company says the innovation will make journeys by road for a safer and more enjoyable. Could this be the driving experience of the future?

June 2015



Regina Hopper interviews Google Self-Driving Cars director Chris Urmson

ITS America's new president and CEO Regina Hopper was able to draw on experience gained in a previous career (as an Emmy-award-winning news reporter for CBS) when she interviewed Chris Urmson, at the ITS America Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh earlier this month. For a more in-depth conversation with Urmson, don't miss the next edition of Traffic Technology International magazine, available from July 13.

June 2015



JLR's connected-vehicle pothole-detection system

JLR (Jaguar Land Rover) is developing a new pothole detection system that harnesses ride-enhancing technology, already built into their latest Land Rover vehicles, to report on road-surface conditions. These reports can then be shared via the cloud with other vehicles. click here.

June 2015



Autonomous vehicles: efficiency and prosperity

An interesting and thought-provoking perspective on the future of autonomous vehicles, and how they will impact sustainability, urban congestion and transportation in the developing world.
Oliver Kuttner is a Virginia entrepreneur, an auto enthusiast, and the founder and CEO of the Edison2 project. His team developed the first very light car (VLC): a prototype design for two- and four-passenger automobiles emphasizing low weight and overall efficiency. In September 2010 Edison2 won the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. Since winning the prize, Kuttner has developed the VLC from a competition prototype into a safe, affordable, comfortable car of unprecedented efficiency. This TEDx talk took place at the University of Virginia.

June 2015



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