A new committee will address the development and deployment of automated vehicles and the DOT’s related research and regulations. Seen here is a Google self-driving car prototype.
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DOT Forms Committee on Automation

The committee will address the development and deployment of automated vehicles and the Department of Transportation’s related research and regulations.

The Freightliner Inspiration Truck was unveiled in Las Vegas on Wednesday. It is designed to maintain legal speed, stay in the selected lane and keep a safe braking distance from other vehicles.
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Freightliner unveils autonomous truck

The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is designed to maintain legal speed, stay in the selected lane, keep a safe braking distance from other vehicles, and slow or stop based on traffic and road conditions.

Connected vehicle technology, or v2v, enables vehicles to communicate with each other and/or the infrastructure by radio signals or Wi-Fi signals about their speed, location and direction 10 times a second to prevent crashes. Photo by ITS America.
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Will Ramped-up Vehicle Tech Bring Smarter, Safer School Buses?

With advancements such as Google’s road-testing of self-driving cars, the notion is no longer relegated to episodes of “The Jetsons.” However, practical use is still a long way off, though automated vehicle technology and connected vehicle technology are arriving in increments. School bus manufacturers are keeping pace, as the technology stands to help enhance pupil transportation safety even further.

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