Volkswagen has launched a stand-alone startup to invest in self-driving cars and mobility options. Moia, whose first projects include an on-demand electric shuttle, will be based in Berlin.
The Rhode Island Department of Transportation plans to install electronic tolling for semitrucks on Interstate 95 and several state highways. The truck will be charged as much as $20 to cross the state, which is sandwiched between Massachusetts and Connecticut.
Americans drove 50 billion more miles in the first nine months of this year than in the same period last year, in part because of lower gas prices. In 2015, we drove 3.1 trillion miles, and we are on pace to drive more than that this year.
Transurban, law enforcement, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the mid-Atlantic branch of the American Automobile Association have developed a new safe driving campaign in Virginia. Kirk Cousins, the quarterback for the Washington Redskins, is helping to promote the message "Phones Down. Touchdown."
The Metropolitan Transit Authority is considering a 4% toll increase for bridges and tunnels around New York City for E-ZPass customers and a larger hike for those who pay cash. The agency is taking public comments on the idea.
Intelligent transport systems used in public transportation services are key to the growth and development of smart cities, a Berg Insight report states. Open data sharing and integration are an important factor in the growth of competition and public transportation use, says analyst Fredrik Stalbrand.
India is set to move to debit- or credit-card toll collection midmonth, a move that could initially mean long lines at tollbooths. Law enforcement officials will be deployed to ensure an orderly transition.
RBC Capital Markets says Canada's Brookfield Infrastructure Partners could increase its distribution by 12% come February, in part because recent acquisitions have contributed to strong cash flow. A portion of the company's revenue comes from toll and port fees.
A Michigan commission created by Gov. Rick Snyder has identified a $4 billion annual infrastructure spending gap. Michigan spends less than other states on infrastructure, and the report suggests that the state look at implementing toll roads and a gas-tax increase to help close the gap.
Deep learning is set to transform the automotive industry as this advanced form of artificial intelligence figures crucially in the development of self-driving vehicles, according to KPMG. Vehicles will not only need to "see" and "think" but learn from experience to improve their abilities, the advisory firm's report says.
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