Surface Transportation

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Surface transportation isn’t just about cars, buses, bikes, and trains anymore—at least not in the ways we’re used to. As with so many other things, the technology that powers our ability to get from Point A to Point B constantly shifts.

Just a few years ago, who could imagine you might be zipping across town on an electric scooter—and then dropping it off for the next rider? Or “driving” in a car with no one behind the wheel except an autonomous guidance system?

But while these exciting technologies speed ahead, who’s making sure they’re as safe as possible?

MITRE, for one. Although we’re well known as a pioneer in aviation systems, we’re also a leader in advancing the science of ground transportation. As a trusted partner to government, industry, and academia, we’re helping to ensure today’s transportation systems—and those of the future—operate safely and efficiently.

We invite you to learn more about our recent work applying analytical and engineering expertise to this enormous systems challenge.


(Video) Technology is redefining surface transportation. MITRE is working to enable transportation innovations and their benefits, while keeping safety and security front and center.


MITRE is advancing the next generation of surface transportation—from fully autonomous vehicles to cyber resiliency and privacy. Proactive safety assurance. Perception and detection. Artificial intelligence and machine learning. Vehicle connectivity. Cyber resiliency and privacy. Micromobility & vulnerable road users. Economic & policy modeling frameworks. Organizational culture & safety management. Climate impact reduction.

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Read our report on building safety into highly autonomous vehicles—right from the start.



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