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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 […]

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 […]

POLICYSMART 37: MCity, A Mock City – Testing Grounds for AV

Mcity. It may be a mock city proving ground for connected and autonomous vehicles but what is taking place there, and around Ann Arbor, is making the use of these technologies real, including a new testing system for evaluating the safety of autonomous vehicles. Carrie Morton is Deputy Director of this amazing research facility and […]

POLICYSMART 27: All Things New Mobility with Catherine McCullough of Intelligent Car Coalition

 The transportation industry is changing; automation, connectivity, data flow, electrification, and advancement of sensors are the future. In this week’s episode of POLICYSMART, Catherine McCullough, CEO of Intelligent Car Coalition, discusses how transportation is more than just a car moving people from point A to point B.

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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...

WE ARE DRIVEN

At GRIDSMART, WE ARE DRIVEN. WE ARE DRIVEN to improve a billion lives. We will do that with our products, with our people, and through the relationships we forge. WE ARE DRIVEN by our core principles of simplicity, flexibility, and transparency. WE ARE...

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RETURNING 2021

After much deliberation, and with much remorse, GRIDSMART has decided to cancel INTERSECT this year. The safety of our employees, distributors and customers is of utmost importance.