Transportation

Connected cars are expected to grow into a $131 billion market by 2019.

Connected cars—those that can interact with the surrounding transportation infrastructure as well as with other vehicles—and the technologies underpinning them could become the next technology juggernaut. More than 2 million automobiles already have such connectivity features, and these intelligent, connected vehicles are poised to deliver even more significant safety, personal mobility, environmental, productivity, efficiency, and economic benefits in the near future. Read more »

What Does the Pirker Ruling Mean for the FAA and Drones?

Fedscoop
The FAA should expedite its commercial drone ruling to invite public comment, making the process open and transparent for everyone,” says Alan McQuinn.

The Coming Transportation Revolution

October 17, 2014
| Reports

The Internet of Things, cloud computing and improved sensor technology have created a new paradigm in transportation development that will allow for the creation of truly connected and ultimately autonomous vehicles. These technologies will improve safety, increase efficiency on America's roadways and eventually save billions in accident costs and lost productivity.

Tesla’s Model D Doesn’t Bring EVs to the Masses, But It Makes a Luxury Vehicle More Luxurious

Greentech Media
It makes sense for Tesla to pursue autonomous features, because they can incrementally increase efficiency, allowing for extended vehicle range, says Matthew Stepp.

Autonomous and Connected Car Technologies May Progressively Curb Emissions

Scientific American
Smart transportation technologies allow us to bend the carbon curve down in the intermediate time frame, says Matthew Stepp.

ICT Transforming Fuel Consumption

FierceSmartGrid
ITIF and the Center for Clean Energy Innovation were co-hosts of a panel discussion on the impact of connected vehicles on sustainable transportation.

Accelerating Sustainability: Demonstrating the Benefits of Connected Cars

August 28, 2014 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street, NW
610 A
Washington
DC
20005

As America gets ready to travel on Labor Day weekend, join us for a discussion about a new report by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) on the potential impact of 16 emerging smart transportation technologies on US oil consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

FAA Rule for Model Aircraft too Narrow, Comments Say

Fedscoop
Federal regulations should address the actual not potential harms of technology.

DoT May Rule Out In-Flight Cellphone Talking

Ecommerce Times
There is no legitimate reason for the DoT to restrict cell phone use on flights, says Daniel Castro.