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Engineering a Better Future for Students: Donate Your Time to STEM

Science. Technology. Engineering. Math; or as it’s more commonly called, STEM. It’s our line of work; it’s what we do every day. As these fields continue to evolve, it’s critical to become involved with STEM programs for children, so they learn the benefits of those fields. Recently, Andrew Hall, Principal Software Engineer at GRIDSMART, attended […]

The Endgame on Data Use in Transportation

About 12 years ago, I experienced one of my favorite career failures. I was serving as a Counsel for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. Senate committee staff write proposed new laws (bills) and try to convince stakeholders (other Senate staff, constituent citizens and companies, and federal agencies)—to approve of the language so that senators vote […]

Testing the Future

A GRIDSMART team visits Ann Arbor, Michigan, for an opportunity to tour the University of Michigan’s Mcity Test Facility as the GRIDSMART System is installed. The Mcity Test Facility sits on a 30-acre site on U-M’s North Campus and has more than 16 acres of roads and traffic infrastructure, complete with red light intersections, a […]

Responsible Vulnerability Disclosure to Vendors & Industry

Recently, I was asked by an event coordinator outside the Information Security industry to present a “live hack” on-stage during the opening day of their multi-day event. Clearly, performing a live-hack on stage has a lot of “ooh-aah” factor. My initial response was “Cool! Let’s break some stuff!” Then, my common sense kicked in and […]

What is Really Going to Happen as a Result of Autonomous Vehicles and New Mobility? A Look into the Year 2020

David Levinson wrote a book that was recently published that had a chapter tied to “what happened to traffic” and predicting what could be during the 100th anniversary of the Interstate Highway Act in the United States, dateline: June 2056. Go back to the year 2018, and in the previous five years, it has been […]

Connected and…Autonomous Vehicles

Connectedandautonomous. MuldernScully. Fishnchips (you can tell I am a Brit). They all could be one word as they flow together. But many of us in the U.K. are beginning to see the need to split that single pronunciation. The reason is that many of the early benefits from connectivity, for example reduced congestion, safety, smarter […]

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Changing of the Guard

Each and All, I have had the privilege of standing before y’all for years, sharing how proud I am to be a part of the GRIDSMART team and how proud I’ve been to be able to bring GRIDSMART products and principles into our customers’ communities and lives. You may have...

The Endgame on Data Use in Transportation

About 12 years ago, I experienced one of my favorite career failures. I was serving as a Counsel for the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. Senate committee staff write proposed new laws (bills) and try to convince stakeholders (other Senate staff, constituent citizens...

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