Miovision CEO Kurtis McBride was a featured speaker at the sold-out Ambient Intelligence Internet of Things conference in August. Take a few minutes to watch as he discusses the challenges of, and dissects conventional wisdom about, Smarter Cities Now! From their current platforms of steel, concrete and wires, to breaking monopolies, uncovering early adopters, and the democratization of data, McBride’s talk is wide ranging and eye-opening.
Growing Cities, Aging Infrastructure.
More people are moving to cities than ever before which places increased demands on public infrastructure, utilities and transportation. At the same time, city infrastructure is in a dire state of overdue maintenance and a pressing need for modernization. ASCE’s Report Card assigned a D Grade to America’s Roads and they estimate that $170B in capital investment is needed to have a positive impact.
My car practically parks itself and I have a super computer in my pocket; but I still wait alone at red lights and put up with rudimentary stop-and-go traffic. Traffic technology is in desperate need of a jump-start. It needs to catch-up. It needs to be connected. It needs to be smarter. Fast.
The future of traffic signals is within reach, and Miovision’s CEO Kurtis McBride will be discussing his prediction for how traffic signal technology catches up at the ITSA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.
The Future of Traffic Signals
Talk by Kurtis McBride
Rebuilding Today’s Infrastructure to Use Tomorrow’s Technology
Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday June 2, 8:00-9:15am, DLCC Room 325
At the show, we’ll also be providing demonstrations of Spectrum, our exciting new product that connects intersections using LTE. We’re at booth 713 and giving demonstrations all-day every day.
What is Open Data Day?
Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.
Turning Accountability into Opportunity
Asking government to ‘open up their data’ began as an exercise for a city to “enhance transparency and accountability to its residents”. In reality, the accountability is in our hands as citizens and software developers.
In the last blog article, we reviewed Kurtis McBride’s presentation from CITE and TexITE in April 2013. This presentation covered the four trends that are impacting traffic control and will have significant impact in the future.
Last blog covered the first two trends, cloud computing and increase in wireless communications. In this second part, we cover the last two trends, mobile devices and NTCIP standards.
On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Ray LaHood announced that he would be stepping down as the US Transportation Secretary and would not be staying on for President Obama’s second term in office.
He made an announcement stating: “I have let President Obama know that I will not serve a second term as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. It has been an honor and a privilege to lead the Department, and I am grateful to President Obama for giving me such an extraordinary opportunity.
Miovision attended the ITS Vienna Conference in late October which is a global conference for the ITS community to discuss the latest trends and policies in Intelligent Transport Systems.
At the conference there was an exhibit showcasing famous women in transportation and mobility.
Miovision attended the ITS America Annual Meeting and Expo at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland from May 21-23. The event was entitled, “Smart Transportation: A Future We Can Afford”, and focused on affordable strategies to create smart cities and communities that are safer, cleaner, more affordable and less congested.
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