Intelligent, autonomous, and electrified infrastructure is the equivalent of the atomic energy race of the 1940s. National sovereignty and global productivity will go to the nation that deploys the Intelligent Infrastructure supporting Industry 4.0. Unleashing the largest productivity boom in world history: intelligent & resilient cities, automated construction, autonomous mobility, infrastructure management, etc.

Intelligent Infrastructure

Autonomous Corridors

Active Digital Twins

Municipal Data Exchanges

Mobility 4.0 Infrastructure

Transportation Standards

All-Up Autonomy Program

National APNT System

Digital Edge Easements

Federal PINN P3 Loans

Avigation Easements

Federal Infrastructure Programs

NextGen Electric Highways

Intelligent Infrastructure Act

National ASOCC Program

M2M Spectrum Allocation

M2M Network Buildout

National Broadband

The Autonomy Institute is advancing legislation within the United States to advance Intelligent Infrastructure and Autonomous Systems. Intelligent Infrastructure will enablement of NextG networks, Broadband for All, Edge Computing, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Assured Position Navigation and Timing, in the support of autonomous systems.


  • To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize the U.S. Department of Transportation to establish a Federal Autonomy Administration, to provide for the regulation and promotion of autonomous systems in such a manner as to best foster its development and safety, and to provide for the safe and efficient use of the physical spaces in which they operate, and for other purposes.

  • To amend title 23, Highways, to authorize the use of Federal land easements for the deployment of a national network of NextG Wireless, Edge computing, and Intelligent and Autonomous Transportation System Nodes for the support of civic autonomous mobility infrastructure.

  • To amend title 47, Telecommunications, to authorize the creation of a dedicated 1 Ghz block of radio spectrum for civic autonomous mobility infrastructure to ensure secure, resilient and encrypted wireless communications.

  • To amend title 51, National and Commercial Space Programs, to authorize the creation of a dedicated DGNSS and eLORAN network for secure, resilient and encrypted In addition, authorize the creation of geospatial data and geo-rectification standards.

  • To amend title 10, Energy, to authorize the creation of dedicated and resilient energy grids that provide dual or triple redundant energy channels; and

  • To encourage the establishment of autonomous mobility infrastructure, autonomous mobility corridors and spaces, autonomous systems operation control centers (ASOCC), autonomous infrastructure labs, resilient energy grids, and other autonomous systems and navigational facilities.

  • To support government agencies in the definition and management of avigation and other easements and virtual geospatial property and data rights.

  • The creation of virtual property, virtual geospatial property, and associated data rights to be legally represented, registered, legislated, controlled, automatically managed, tracked, sold, leased, capture cost recovery fees or market fees, and support other types of beneficial commerce.

  • The creation of autonomous mobility corridors or avigation corridors, and/or geospatial areas over utility easements, public and private easements, critical infrastructure, and related property (individually and collectively “PINN Easements”). These PINN easements will enable autonomous systems to traverse public easements/properties, private easements/properties, and data associated therewith, in the support of community services. Community services include but are not limited to: infrastructure inspection and management, energy inspection and recovery post adverse event, public health air quality monitoring, micro-weather and environmental monitoring, agricultural inspection, wildfire prevention and mitigation, natural resources management, and the transportation-related to intelligent transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, unmanned systems (i.e. drones), public and private security, wireless communications networks and spectrum activity and regulatory compliance therewith, and other technological systems supporting the community interests.

  • The implementation of highly autonomous vehicle mobility corridor systems and spaces will be closely monitored to provide for community services and interests, and to protect the public as needed. This implementation will monitor and regulate autonomous unmanned mobility systems, data, commercial interests, and objects, to ensure privacy protections, while allowing the commercial development of new innovations and revenue sources for all stakeholders. The carrying of weapons, explosives, or hazardous chemicals on autonomous systems by non-military individuals or entities shall be prohibited. The carrying of technology capable of or operable for jamming, intercepting, hacking, interfering with, or otherwise disabling autonomous devices, vehicles, and/or monitoring systems or components shall be strictly prohibited.

  • To make recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture as to necessary meteorological service, integrated pest management, irrigation systems, and asset monitoring and protection to assure safe operations of autonomous systems within agricultural environments.

  • To study the possibilities for the development of autonomous systems and the autonomous transportation industry and commerce, including tracking, security, and supply chain infrastructure status in the United States and to collect and disseminate information relative thereto and also as regards the existing state of the art.

  • To advise the National Agencies engaged with settings Standards and other agencies in the executive branch of the Government in carrying forward such research and development work as it tends to create improved autonomous infrastructure, autonomous mobility corridors and spaces, and autonomous navigation facilities and associated wireless communications, data, monitoring, security, and management thereof.

  • To investigate, record, analyze, and make public the datasets of telemetry, sensor feedback, network resilience, execution adherence, APNT, and other data relating to the deployment of autonomous systems navigation in the United States.

  • To exchange with foreign governments through existing and authorized governmental channels information pertaining to autonomous systems infrastructure including low-latency and resilient wireless networks, assured position navigation timing (APNT), edge computing, edge data ingest, situational awareness sensors, intelligent city technologies, and intelligent transportation technologies.