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Category: INTERSECT


Pushing Outward

I recently visited Dimondale, Michigan for our annual GRIDSMART Training Day. As a first-time attendee, I asked why we started the GRIDSMART Training Day. Chuck Wilson, Regional Sales Manager, gave me the sincerest answer, “Most of the people in this class aren’t able to attend INTERSECT, so instead of going to trade shows, I wanted […]

Why Millennials are Changing Traditional Communication

Who are Millennials? You’re probably thinking they’re the self-entitled youth responsible for killing the housing and napkin industries. They’re the helpless generation of nearly-30-somethings expecting the world to be handed to them on a silver platter. While on the surface your views on Millennials may feel justifiable, Gabrielle Bosché, founder of The Millennial Solution, explained […]

Less Trash, No Rats and Dry Clothes: The Value Proposition of the Internet of Things

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is an incredible development, perhaps one of the most technologically mind-boggling achievement of the last decade,” said ZincFive’s Pete Johnson at the ITS World Congress in Montreal earlier this month. “But if the power goes out what have you got? The Internet of No Things. Where’s the value in that?” […]

The U.S. and the U.K.: Differences Lead to Learning Opportunities for Better Traffic Management

The transportation industry varies from country to country, and each system uses devices and systems differently, says Alistair Gollop, Technology Services Engineering Lead for Mott MacDonald. But the main point he wanted to make at INTERSECT17, is that we can learn from these differences in the overall goal to improve the efficiency of moving people […]

Security Prepping for a CV/CAV Future

The Intelligent Transportation industry continues to push forward into uncharted territory as professionals plan to implement and deploy connected and autonomous vehicles. It’s an exciting time if you think about the potential for saving 40,000 people a year with these lifesaving technologies, however, the panel all agreed, that everyone’s attention is on how to make […]

The Importance of Policy as the Next Iteration of Transportation Evolves

Day 3 at INTERSECT17 focused on the future of transportation. In his morning keynote address, former Congressman Bob Walker spoke extensively about the importance of policy as the next iteration of transportation evolves. “Nowhere is it more important than in the arena of transportation. Policy has to reflect and it’s not doing so at the […]

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Today’s world depends more on technology than ever before, and the demand for smart cities is real. Imagine living in a city where roads communicate with your vehicle and vice versa. You wouldn’t find yourself stuck at long red lights anymore because your car would...

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