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U.S. DOT Artificial Intelligence Activities

The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT)  is committed to safety and innovation and sees artificial intelligence (AI) as a promising capability to help achieve these aims. While AI has applicability across many sectors of our economy, U.S. DOT’s activities focus on the following ways in which it may be applied within transportation:Enabling the safe integration of AI into the transportation system, including as a foundational technology in many...

Automated Driving System Demonstration Grants

On September 18, 2019, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced $60 million in Federal grant funding to the selected award recipients for the Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Demonstration Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity. (Press Release)

The 73 proposals are linked below.

Selected ADS Award Recipients


Impact of Automated Vehicle Technologies on Workforce

The pace of development and deployment of automated vehicle-related technology is expected to accelerate over the next decade. How might this new technology impact the transportation workforce?

The 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Joint Explanatory Statement) provided up to $1.5 million to the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of Labor, to conduct a...