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Featuring everything from company updates and what’s new with our non-profit, GIVESMART, to technical updates about our latest products and webinars, the FREAK SPEAK blog is your one-stop shop for everything GRIDSMART.

Connecting Cars and Everything Else

By Roger Lanctot, Director of Automotive Connected Mobility for Strategy Analytics Infrastructure is at the heart of the debate over the adoption and deployment of 802.11p-based V2X technology, otherwise referred to as dedicated short-range communications or DSRC, vs....

Big Data and ITS

By Daniel Benhammou, President & CEO of Acyclica Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) is the present and future of transportation management in the U.S. and around the world. With spending expected to exceed $72 billion annually by 2022, the ITS market is...

Digging In The Dirt

By Kevin Borras, Editor-in-chief of Thinking Cities and Thinking Highways For as long as anyone can remember there’s been a degree of healthy competition between the U.S. and Europe, particularly with the UK, in terms of “who’s best” or “who’s most advanced.” Name a...

Why You Should Hire More Entitled Millennials

By Gabrielle Bosché, Founder and President of The Millennial Solution If you’re a Millennial, you may want to keep it to yourself. That is, if you even consider yourself a Millennial. A recent study found that only 40% of adults under 36 years old would consider...

Radical Neighborliness in the Rust Belt

By Drew Philp, Author of A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City With spring blooming in Detroit, the wildflowers are about to return to the Motor City. Ten years ago, I bought an abandoned house in the East side of Detroit. The...

Why Reskilling is so Important to the ITS Industry

By Elaina Farnsworth, President & CEO of The NEXT Education There are few times in history when advancements in technology and information have caused such an upheaval in the workforce as to require an overhaul in the way workers are trained. Never has the transition...

The Importance Behind the “V” Acronyms

By Shailen Bhatt, President & CEO of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America Let’s face it — we all use too many acronyms in general… BTW, I’ll BRB, gotta send the ICYMI. And it’s certainly alphabet soup time for intelligent transportation — starting with...

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