October 27, 2021
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How AI could transform mass transit
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Cities are tapping artificial intelligence to bolster transportation use and streamline transit operations. Harnessing intelligent solutions also supports mobility-as-a-service, connecting riders with various options along the way.
Full Story: VentureBeat (10/25) 
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Rails, Roads & Vehicles
Hyundai Mobis has reinvented the wheel with its "e-corner module" that incorporates suspension and driving with steering and braking into every wheel, which could give a vehicle the ability to turn 90 degrees and travel sideways. The "e-corner module" will be coming to the automaker's platform in 2023.
Full Story: Electrek (10/26) 
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High-speed rail isn't just about getting people from point A to point B, writes Roger Rudick. Bullet trains should integrate other transportation services, creating a network that unifies cities, counties and states, says ARUP's Agustin Arizti.
Full Story: Streetsblog (10/26) 
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Approved for Government Use
Allied Telesis high-capacity campus switches are now DoDIN APL certified and approved for use on federal networks and the DISN. If you buy from the Approved Products List, choose our switches for more features and greater value. Learn more.
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Travel Tech
The body heat of pedestrians and cyclists approaching a certain crosswalk in Orlando, Fla., will be picked up by an infrared sensor to activate flashing lights and alert drivers. The crosswalk near the Central Florida Leadership Academy provides "a safe environment for our students from the time they get off our bus until they get in the building," says Assistant Principal Mike Serra.
Full Story: WOFL-TV (Orlando, Fla.) (10/22) 
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Going Green
GM to add 40,000 EV charging stations
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General Motors is following a previous commitment for partnerships to build 60,000 electric-vehicle charging stations with a new commitment to build 40,000 more in the US and Canada. The automaker plans to concentrate the stations in currently underserved urban and rural areas.
Full Story: Reuters (10/26) 
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Policy
Tariffs that incentivize electric vehicle users to charge up at off-peak times can save drivers more than $1,000 annually while also helping to balance the grid, according to Bloomberg NEF. California is already moving toward time-of-use tariffs to change consumer charging habits and stress on the grid.
Full Story: Bloomberg NEF (10/26) 
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ITS America News
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America), in partnership with Reed Exhibitions, has announced that its 2021 Annual Meeting will be held Dec. 7 through 10 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C. The event, which brings together intelligent transportation community stakeholders from across the country, was previously scheduled for May 2021 in Atlanta. Given the current pandemic, the decision was made to move to later in the year to best enable success with the in-person event. Find out more.
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