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INTERSECT Speaker Series Kicks off in Richmond, VA

Written by Regina Hopper, SVP Global Public Policy, GRIDSMART In early December, GRIDSMART joined with the Virginia Department of Transportation, ATI21 and Amazon Web Services to continue the discussions from INTERSECT17.  As transportation departments across the country, both local and state, are grappling with the intersection of traditional and new technologies to move people further […]

POLICYSMART #5 What Will it Take to Deploy Next Generation Networks?

What are wireless carriers doing to advance intelligent next generation transportation? What will it take to deploy 5G? Regina Hopper, Senior VP for Global Public Policy, talks with Walter White of Verizon in this edition of POLICYSMART. The POLICYSMART podcast can be found in the Apple Store, Apple App and on Google Play! 

POLICYSMART #4 Privacy as a Product

The concept of privacy as a product – where the buyer of a product “opts out” of data collection for a price – is the subject of the new book “The Zero Dollar Car.”  The author, John Ellis, talks about how we are no longer in a “ship and forget” environment and what that means […]

POLICYSMART #3 Featuring Ron Thaniel with ITSAmerica

Capitol Hill is abuzz with talk of autonomous vehicles. The House of Representatives passed its version of legislation and a Senate Committee has signed off on a somewhat different bill.  So what is the future of “intelligent transportation” on Capitol Hill? Regina Hopper, SVP of Global Public Policy talks with Ron Thaniel, VP of Government […]

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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...

Cut the Red Tape: Get Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Moving

By Teddy Vagias, Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Advocate You’ve probably heard the very old saying, “When one person dies, it’s a tragedy. When a million die, it’s a statistic.” According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 1.3 million people die...

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