The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) recognizes the need to advance the adoption and use of emerging practices and technologies for transportation—particularly, where they play a key role in providing public benefits to Americans. The ITS JPO will coordinate and conduct investigations and exploratory research into emerging technologies across government, academia, and the private sector. This research will provide the U.S. DOT with a significant understanding of the potential benefits and disruptions these technologies could represent to the transportation system. The ITS JPO has the following programs and initiatives advancing the adoption of emerging technologies:


AI for ITS
Program

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ITS JPO initiated the AI for ITS Program with the vision to advance next generation transportation systems and services by leveraging trustworthy, ethical AI (including Machine Learning) for safer, more efficient, and accessible movement of people and goods.
 

ITS / V2X Communications
for Deployment

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The ITS Joint Program Office ITS/V2X Communications for Deployment is focused on monitoring and assessing wireless communications technologies to determine their capabilities to support a wide range of transportation system communications requirements regarding safety, effectiveness and other capabilities.


Research Area Resources

FAQs

What emerging and enabling technologies are being researched by the ITS JPO?

The ITS JPO is identifying and assessing the potential of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, cellular-vehicle-to-everything communications, 5G communication networks, passenger drones, Hyperloop, and more, for adoption or adaptation to the transportation system.

What is the ITS JPO’s role in pursuing emerging and enabling technologies?

As emerging technologies offer the potential to enter the transportation environment, the ITS JPO will evaluate their fit in meeting transportation needs and work with agency modes to extend resulting benefits from these technologies across the transportation system.

How do I get access to the webinar materials?

All webinars are recorded. Recording and presentation slide decks will be posted on the Events page.


Contacts

Please explore this site for a more detailed description of the program and progress. We will continue to upload relevant program information for public consumption as it becomes available. For inquiries regarding the program, please contact the USDOT Point of Contact below.

Govind Vadakpat, Ph.D., P.E., PTOE

Program Manager

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

ITS Joint Program Office

(202) 366-5004