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POLICYSMART 46: An AV Fleet for the Visually-Impaired with Sasha Lekach, Mashable Reporter

We often talk about how autonomous vehicles can move people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to commute as often. Sasha Lekach, a tech reporter for transportation at Mashable, saw it happen in real life recently at the National Federation of the Blind’s annual conference in Las Vegas.   Lyft teamed up with self-driving car pioneer […]

Maintaining the Human Touch in ITS

I edit several newsletters about transportation, including the AASHTO Daily Transportation Update and the Transportation Communications Newsletter. Each day these publications are filled with news items about technology and how automation is giving us new and exciting possibilities. With all this technology, it’s easy to think that AI can make everything work. I’m going to […]

POLICYSMART 41: From “Dirtiest City” to Model Smart City with Kevin Comstock, Chattanooga DOT

50 years ago, Walter Cronkite announced that Chattanooga, TN had the dirtiest air in America. But then Chattanooga started investing in blazing fast internet service and now the city is considered a model Smart City to watch. In this episode of POLICYSMART, we speak with Chattanooga’s Smart Cities Director, Kevin Comstock. He shares with us […]

Taming the Typhoon

Technology’s ever-swirling whirlwind of change is impacting every part of our lives, including our careers—past, present, and future. Take traffic signals, for example. If you had asked me 15 years ago what I’d be doing as we knock on the door of 2020, transportation, believe me, was not on my list; and, possibly, not on […]

Smart City Era Promises Big Improvements for Urban Ecosystems

Connected technology is ushering in a new era of “Smart Cities,” which promises to improve the quality of life for billions of people around the world. Smart cities—which are using technology to make urban areas safer, more efficient, and more livable—represent the transformative power of the Internet of Things (IoT). Now, as the new 5G […]

POLICYSMART 39: Autonomous and Connected Trucks and Fleets with ATA’s Ross Froat

Long haul. Regional, local and logistical delivery. Truck drivers and the general public.  Autonomous, connected, and new mobility platforms are taking center stage in trucking companies large and small.  Ross Froat, Director of Engineering and Information Technology at the American Trucking Associations, talks about how these new technologies are front-and-center for an industry that brings […]

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EXPOSING THE DARK SIDE OF SMART CITIES

BY NAVEEN JOSHI, FOUNDER AND CEO, ALLERIN Smart cities have the ability to transform the lives of its citizens. However, there is a dark side to these smart cities that can go unnoticed. Smart cities are leveraging modern technologies such as Artificial Intelligence...

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