Ken Leonard, Director
ITS Joint Program Office
The Intelligent Transportations Systems Joint Program Office (ITS JPO)
Accelerate the use of ITS to transform the way society moves.
Lead collaborative and innovative research, development, and implementation of ITS to improve the safety and mobility of people and goods.
Planning for the Future of ITS
The ITS Joint Program Office’s 2020-2025 ITS Strategic Plan
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s ITS research focuses on several high-priority areas including Emerging and Enabling Technologies, Data Access and Exchanges, ITS Cybersecurity Research, Automation, Complete Trip – ITS4US, and Accelerating ITS Deployment. The ITS Strategic Plan includes in-depth discussion of the ITS Program’s strategic goals, these research areas, and four technology transfer programs.
Learn more in the 2020-2025 ITS Strategic Plan.
Wyoming Department of Transportation Introduces Alexa 511 Integration
Amazon Alexa home devices and enabled vehicles are now able to receive road condition and travel information directly from the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT).
Travelers who rely on WYDOT 511 services for up-to-date road information now have a hands-free option at home or on the road. By leveraging work done under a federal grant for connected vehicle technology, WYDOT joined the ranks of other innovative DOTs, including New Jersey DOT, making 511 travel information available for third-party users.
The hands-free Alexa application can directly connect to WYDOT’s road condition information. As a result, the application can provide information about road closures, general road conditions, and road constructions.
To learn more about the Alexa 511 integration and see it in action, visit https://youtu.be/G9vPmgQEJjw.
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