Transportation

How Technology is Reshaping the Future of Mobility

April 9, 2014 - 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Ave, NW
Grand Ballroom
Washington
DC
20001

Transportation is undergoing a technological transformation. Even as companies compete to introduce new and more efficient fuel technologies, increasing consumer demand for connectivity is turning the vehicle into the next mobile platform. Changing demographics and consumer behavior have inspired new mobility models, such as car-sharing and ride-sharing.

How Technology is Reshaping the Future of Mobility

Tech Solutions, Transportation Policy Can Collide

Politico
Transportation policies need to be reformed to take better advantage of new vehicle technologies.

Hearing on Funding the Nation’s Freight System

October 10, 2013
| Testimony and Filings

In a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, Rob Atkinson argued that the U.S. freight transportation system faces major challenges and new policies are required to enhance investment and improve existing infrastructure. These include targeting investments in areas that can improve truck freight movement; creating better funding models for these investments; and ensuring that trucking pays for the full costs they impose on the system.

Snaring the Sun on a Small Scale

National Journal
A Minnesota auto-supply dealer is the last place you’d expect to find a national model for making solar power cheap and accessible.

ITIF Event Highlights the Social and Economic Case for Autonomous Vehicles

April 11, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

In reflecting on ITIF's event, Stephen Ezell wrote smart public policies and government support will be vital in ensuring nations’ pioneering positions in the deployment and adoption of autonomous vehicle technologies. Likewise, leadership will be needed from U.S. policymakers at both the federal and state levels to craft legislation and safety standards through which automated or autonomous vehicle technologies can be researched, developed, tested, and ultimately deployed.

The Social and Economic Case for Autonomous Vehicles

April 10, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Avenue Southwest
B-338
Washington
DC
20515

The advent of autonomous vehicles is poised to transform the automobile industry as profoundly as the introduction of automated manufacturing assembly lines did nearly a century ago. This event will explore the social and economic case for welcoming the arrival of autonomous vehicles and explaining how they will deliver a range of benefits. Read more »

The Road Ahead: The Emerging Policy Debates for IT in Vehicles

April 10, 2013
| Reports

Just as IT-driven transformations in other industries have created new policy issues, the same will be true in transportation. The automotive industry will likely face some of the same policy debates and challenges previously seen in other industries further along in the technology adoption lifecycle. Chief among these policy debates will likely be concerns about public safety, data privacy and ownership, free speech and decency, liability, and access to wireless spectrum. While this report will not offer answers to all of the questions it raises, it will argue that the policy decisions about IT in the vehicle should be driven, not by narrow interests and concerns, but rather by a broad government mandate to foster innovation in the transportation sector.  This will require leadership from both the government and the private sector and cooperation between different stakeholders. 

The Social and Economic Case for Autonomous Vehicles

April 10, 2013
Exploring the social and economic case for welcoming the arrival of autonomous vehicles and explaining how they will deliver a range of benefits.

The advent of autonomous vehicles is poised to transform the automobile industry as profoundly as the introduction of automated manufacturing assembly lines did nearly a century ago. This event will explore the social and economic case for welcoming the arrival of autonomous vehicles and explaining how they will deliver a range of benefits. Read more »

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