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iStep stories - Transportation

New transportation technologies are emerging that include autonomous vehicles, alternative fuels, keyless fleet management and traffic analytics, as well as local transit development. New technologies for on-road communications will dramatically change how vehicles operate and provide information and capabilities for better, real-time traffic management (if the necessary network infrastructure has been developed).

An update to our 2018 Autonomous Cars and the Ethical Dilemma

In 2018, we first ran a story about the ethical dilemma of programming software for autonomous vehicles. In that article, we raised the question of who becomes liable when an autonomous car must decide where to crash in an emergency, especially when all options would result in the fatality of a human being. Currently, a crash is typically considered an accident

The Impending Drone Highway

With all of the developments in drone technology and research of various use cases, what has prevented drones from being adopted into widespread use by a company or government? Though drones are now easy to produce and disseminate, no major company has actually implemented drones like we assumed would happen when Amazon filed their patent...