AAA testing finds driver-assistance tech is ‘far from reliable’

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use. Researchers with AAA recently tested systems from five manufacturers over a distance of 4,000 miles, and said they encountered problems every eight miles…

StreetLight Data Raises $15 Million To Harvest Commuter Cell Phone Data to Analyze Traffic

StreetLight, based in San Francisco, uses data from commuters’ cell phones to look at traffic data and patterns that can enable transportation officials to reduce congestion. The data also helps transit officials and business executives understand how “new mobility” options are affecting commuting habits, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic.

NHTSA, FHWA turn to new technologies to improve highway safety

The top officials at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are touting advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving systems (ADS) technologies as part of the solution to improve safety for commercial vehicle operations…

Cashless tolling now permanent throughout Maryland

Maryland has made cashless tolling permanent throughout the state, Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday. That includes John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway (I-95), Fort McHenry Tunnel (I-95), Baltimore Harbor Tunnel (I-895) and the Nice/Middleton Bridge…

Central Texas Motorcyclist Uploads Footage of Speeding Violation to YouTube, Gets Ticket

A motorcyclist in Williamson County was given a ticket for speeding when reaching speeds of up to 144 miles per hour after uploading a video of his violation to YouTube, a Williamson County constable said in a Facebook post Wednesday. In the Facebook post, the Williamson County constable “made the decision, in the interest of Public Safety, not to pursue (the motorcyclist) on the toll road at a dangerously high rate of speed.” But the motorcyclist uploaded a video of the speeding violation to YouTube, where the constable found the video, which showed the speedometer reaching speeds of up to 144 miles per hour…