Tech Evangelists Hit the Hill to Showcase Transportation Inventions

Cars talking to nearby cars to avert accidents, cars sending collision avoidance warnings to pedestrians’ cell phones, and traffic signals adjusting their sequencing in real time to respond to surges in bicycle traffic — those were a few of the technology-enabled ideas displayed at Wednesday night’s Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) showcase at the Cannon House Office Building.

The trade association – whose mission is “to use technology to solve transportation problems” — sponsored a fly-in of its members to lobby Congress, followed by a presentation of the products and services that their members offer.