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SMARTMOUNT2025 Fiber at the Intersection Webinar

SMARTMOUNT2025 is the industry’s first fiber optic detection solution, upgrading our traditional SMARTMOUNT with a fiber optic connection between the Bell Camera and GS2 Processor. SMARTMOUNT2025 allows for a greater range than traditional Power over Ethernet (PoE) methods and is virtually impervious to electromagnetic interference (EMI) to deliver flawless communication performance. In this webinar, we […]

WE ARE ORIGINAL

In July 2007, I was very fortunate to be introduced to Bill Malkes and Vig Sherrill, two entrepreneurs starting a traffic company in Knoxville, TN. It only took a few minutes to see their passion, and they promised their technology would be disruptive and unlike anything the industry had ever seen. It would be ORIGINAL. […]

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 […]

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GRIDSMART Releases Version 19.12

Dear Valued Partners, Earlier this month, we shared a preview of GRIDSMART System Software Version 19.12 in a webinar that many of you attended. We're happy to share that 19.12 is now in general release and available for download. We encourage you to update all of...

How to Get Reimbursed for INTERSECT

Registration for INTERSECT is open, and we hope to see you all for this exciting event happening October 20-22, 2020, in Knoxville, TN. But did you know INTERSECT attendees typically receive funding from their agency or organization to attend the event? It's...

The New INTERSECT Experience

Five years ago, we launched INTERSECT, a new way for transportation professionals to learn and grow at GRIDSMART Headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee. INTERSECT’s mission is to train and educate technicians, engineers, and transportation leaders. This conference has...

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