This morning. at CES, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and the U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios discussed the current state of innovation, and recent U.S. Department of Transportation initiatives to support the safe integration of new technologies into our country’s transportation systems.
As we have moved from ports to cars in terms of technology advancement, one thing is certain, says Chao: “The need for more, better and safer transportation never stops.”
Chao points out that newer technology has provided major benefits for citizen. “In 1972, for example, the mortality rate for car accidents was 4 times higher than today,” said Chao.”New cars are better and safer than cars cars from 18 years ago.”
“In the past few years, blind spot monitors and lane departure warnings make cars far safer,” says Chao. “Automated vehicles give the promise of increased safety as well, decrease traffic, environment benefits, time and productivity gains from shorter trips”
With that in mind, Chao’s big announcement was the release of a U.S….