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Department of Transportation

Developing open-source technology to improve autonomous vehicle safety, efficiency and mobility

Helping DOT ensure system-wide cybersecurity and adapt to the challenges and opportunities that autonomous vehicles and aerial systems offer

About DOT

The U.S. Department of Transportation ensures that our nation has the safest, most efficient and modern transportation system in the world; that improves the quality of life for all American people and communities, from rural to urban, and increases the productivity and competitiveness of American workers and businesses.

The challenge

How might we help the Department of Transportation leverage emerging technology to make our cities and transportation systems safer?

The Department of Transportation is looking for a Presidential Innovation Fellow to provide technical and business expertise as well as thought leadership on how the DOT can address potential market failures in its intelligent transportation portfolio. This could include innovative approaches to incentivize development of automated solutions to address transportation needs of underserved populations such as travelers with disabilities.

The Fellow will also assist the DOT in development of longer-term strategic plans for research that positions the Department to better integrate emerging technology and novel practices in the future. The Fellow will work toward deploying high-quality, user-centric platforms and services to lead major initiatives, consult on systems and policy proposals, and provide technical, policy and programmatic guidance to DOT and the government.