Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy

Much of Interstate 80 in Eastern Iowa, including this stretch seen Wednesday between Davenport and Walcott, is already close to capacity. A recent study on automated traffic on the interstate envisions the road eventually becoming six lanes. (John Schultz/Quad-City Times)

Iowa DOT sees many automated cars in I-80's future

By 2040, at least a fifth of the traffic on Interstate 80 in Iowa will be highly automated, a new Iowa Department of Transportation study predicts, and planners need to take into account the changes when preparing for the future.

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Transportation & Vehicle Safety Policy

Transportation & Vehicle Safety Research program works to improve technology design through a better understanding of human behavior. The challenge is to match user needs with the optimal solutions—technological or otherwise.