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Pop-up LTE Communications: Making Rural Roads Safer

Some 60 percent of fatal car accidents occur on rural roads and there is a role for pop-up LTE communications, drones, and geofencing in managing the safety of road networks in remote areas.   Despite some of the lowest road casualty rates in the world, road safety remains a priority in Britain. Every year, around […]

The Next Generation of Transportation: Cybersecurity

Written by Regina Hopper, SVP Global Public Policy, GRIDSMART As the new person to the awesome GRIDSMART team, I want to say hello and how thrilled I am to be working with all of you to represent technologies, products and business models that will advance safe, equitable, sustainable, efficient and productive transportation systems and networks […]

International Traffic Technology Leader SWARCO to Acquire McCain Inc.

GRIDSMART would like to congratulate SWARCO, a GRIDSMART Distributor, and McCain Inc., a GRIDSMART partner, on their announcement today. VISTA, CA–(Marketwired – August 26, 2016) – McCain Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell 100% of its shares to Austrian-based traffic technology group, SWARCO. The deal to acquire the California-based company […]

Cut Through The Noise

Hey There, It has been a while, so I wanted to say hi. I have spent the last few months on the road visiting y’all and it has been a gas. One thing not to be missed on the road is that there is a LOT of NOISE out there. As you know, at GRIDSMART […]

Improvements to Highway 4 Bottleneck Completed

Contra Costa County, Calif., Transportation Authority Executive Director Randy Iwasaki talks about the six year, $1.3 billion plan to improve Highway 4’s reputation as a bottleneck. Iwasaki serves on the GRIDSMART Board of Directors. Originally appeared in California Patch Improvements hoped to turn around state Highway 4’s reputation as a bottleneck to the growing eastern […]

Forward Momentum: What’s Next in Smart Transportation

Contra Costa County, Calif., Transportation Authority Executive Director Randy Iwasaki talks about the agency piloting first-of-their kind technologies that could signal what’s on the smart transportation horizon. Iwasaki serves on the GRIDSMART Board of Directors. Originally appeared in Government Technology BY NOELLE KNELL / JUNE 2, 2016 Randy Iwasaki, executive director, Contra Costa County, Calif., […]

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