MeriTalk: Transportation Department Wants Blockchain, AI for Highway Improvements

“The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is seeking out blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to improve highway safety and operations.”

“In a Feb. 3 broad agency announcement (BAA), FHWA put out a request for research and development (R&D) for “revolutionary approaches” to highway tech. FHWA said that blockchain could provide a platform for secure, scalable, and real-time information sharing. Specifically, the agency hopes to apply this tech to traffic operations, freight data management, highway pricing, and route optimization…”

“FHWA also wants information about AI-based computational applications that can improve safety, mobility, and maintaining good repair. The agency is seeking AI that demonstrates the ability to explain and predict system performance, streamline data processing, improve sensors that assess current conditions of infrastructure, and assist expert decision-making on the operations of highway systems…” Read the full article here.

Source: Transportation Department Wants Blockchain, AI for Highway Improvements – February 10, 2020. MeriTalk.

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