The Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia and the Georgia Institute of Transportation Engineers are sponsoring an event today in Atlanta. Industry and government leaders will see demonstrations of connected vehicles, safety technologies and traffic management center operations, among other things.
Volkswagen's Smart Climate system for its new Golf enables drivers to control the temperature of the vehicle via voice. The car includes digital microphones that detect whether voice commands come from the driver or passengers.
Micro-tolling combined with an emerging electronics infrastructure could create a reasonable-cost transportation system that is more responsive and adaptive, according to Rahul Razdan. Bandwidth optimization, reverse metering, smart infrastructure and fleet creation are among the innovative transportation models.
Tim Purvis, transportation director for California's Poway Unified School District, uses the ByteCurve 360 platform to combine routing, GPS data and time clock systems, increasing efficiency for the district's 152-bus fleet. The district transports 4,000 students a day.
New Jersey and New York are increasing their support of electric vehicles, with New Jersey set to refund consumers up to $5,000 for the purchase of an electric car and New York establishing incentives for the installation of EV charging equipment. New Jersey, which is aiming to have 330,000 EVs by 2025, is basing its rebate on how far the vehicle can drive on battery power.
The proposed Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance program "could be the most significant expansion of Florida's transportation system since the inception of the interstate program in the 1950s," according to Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Kevin Thibault. M-CORES includes three toll road corridors that would promote travel technologies such as self-driving cars and connected cars.