March 1, 2018
The Iowa Department of Transportation produces, collects, and disseminates a virtual mountain of data. From making road condition and traffic information available to the public through our 511 traveler information system to collecting roadway specific data for researchers and our own planning purposes, The Iowa DOT has long been recognized as a national leader in the amount, quality, and variety of data we can access.
Donna Matulac, the Iowa DOT’s automated vehicle (AV) technologies project manager, said, “To make AVs viable in Iowa, we are 100 percent focused on our data. We want to produce the best, most accurate information in a format that can be the most useful to both the drivers of today and the AVs coming online at a very quick pace.”