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

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

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

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.

Motor vehicle crashes in the U.S. every year have an economic toll of almost $1 trillion. This includes $277 billion in actual cost, and an estimated $594 billion in harm from the loss of life and the pain and decreased quality of life due to injuries.

America's roadways experience 5.5 million traffic accidents per year. The toll they take is immense: approximately 35,000 fatalities annually (almost 100 per day) and close to $1 trillion in economic losses. The $277 billion in direct costs alone are equivalent to approximately $897 for eachperson living in the United States, or 1.9 percent of U.S. GDP. With human error the "definite or probable" cause of more than 90 percent of traffic accidents, this should only hasten efforts to spur the introduction of a wider range of information technology-enabled driver assistance technologies. Read more »

Autonomous Vehicles Poised to Transform the Future of Transportation

July 29, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Information and communications technology (ICT) has already revolutionized many industries, from publishing and entertainment to education and health care, and is now in the early stages of transforming the world’s transportation systems.