- Connected Home
- Distracted Driving
- New Technology
- Peggy's Pings
- Smart Cities
- Smart Home
Jim Kissane, construction industry expert, talks about the level of importance, as well as impact, the Internet of Things is going to have on the jobsites as the desire for smart cities go through the roof.
Jocelyn Knoll, partner, Dorsey & Whitney, talks about the criteria used to determine the current state of American infrastructure.
Jori Mendel, director of sales, smart cities, AT&T, breaks down a step-by-step plan to correctly implement smart solutions that adhere to the specific needs of various cities.
Peggy Smedley takes you along for a discussion on the transportation superhighway of the future and how it is proposing a better experience for riders, as well as better safety.
Shawn Chandler, senior member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and Navigant Consulting, explains how focusing more on the occupants of buildings, as opposed to building itself, can lead to better approaches in implementing smart solutions.
Michael Shenoda, senior lecturer and coordinator of the Construction Engineering Technology Program, University of North Texas, says construction has a long way to go before it can adopt technology that can support connected infrastructure and smarter roadways.
Peggy Smedley says construction is one industry that is leading the adoption of the IoT (Internet of Things). She says BIM (building information modeling) gives stakeholders the ability to visualize every aspect of a project from the beginning.
Peggy Smedley examines the status of the wearables market and says that although they present great value for processes, they are still too expensive to justify the investment for contractors.
Adam Petrovsky, government and education practice leader, Logicalis US, says technology pulls us forward, despite the progress of laws, if we are prepared for them or not.
Pat Jones, executive director and CEO, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Assn., explains that although the need and emphasis for improved infrastructure is on the rise, additional turmoil in Washington may cause further delays in major plans for renovations.
Peggy Smedley dives into a new roadmap from the Eno Center for Transportation, which suggests that stakeholder working groups oversee the development of laws directly related to autonomous vehicles.
Peggy Smedley ends the show with a look at how the IoT (Internet of Things) is altering the project lifecycle in construction.
Ronan de Renesse, practice leader for consumer technology, Ovum, talks about the changing nature of connectivity in smart homes and explains how network security systems are aiming to become more proactive than reactive.
Antony Livingston, president, Livingston Enterprises LLC, talks about the Distracted Driving Device that will be hard wired into the vehicle’s starter, and how it prevents the driver from starting the car if the phone is not out of reach or out of sight.
Jennifer Kent, director, research quality & product development, Parks Associates, discusses alarming statistics, highlighting the use of mobile devices behind the wheel and points out there is no going back as the auto industry continues to make vehicles that are an extension of our connected lifestyle.
Lukas Kuhn, CTO, Tourmaline Labs, explains how gathering and assigning driver data that is similar to receiving a credit score will help them fully understand the depths of their strengths and weaknesses behind the road.
Alex Haro, co-founder and president, Life360, talks about how Life360 extended its reach from giving families peace of mind during natural disasters to peace of mind every time a loved one is behind the wheel.
Peggy says although some progress has been made, there needs to be a shift in public acceptance and opinion similar to that of drunk driving and driving without a seatbelt.
Deborah Trombley, senior program manager, Transportation Initiatives, National Safety Council Distracted Driving Program, shares her thoughts on startling research that shows a rise in roadway deaths and says the role of distracted driving is understated.
Peggy gives listeners the hard facts on how the number of motor vehicle deaths has hit an all-time high, and how distracted driving is a leading factor in that alarming trend.
Joel Feldman, president of Casey Feldman Foundation and founder of EndDD.org, End Distracted Driving, shares a personal connection to his crusade against distracted driving and says enforcement, legislation, technology, and education must be elevated to combat the rising number of accidents.
Dan Ronan, vice president of strategic communications, Intelligent Transportation Society of America, explains how ITS America is linking together academics, business, and research to help cities and infrastructure approach new options for handling distracted driving.
Rowan Trollope, senior vice president and general manager, IoT and applications, Cisco Systems Inc., says the Internet we have built must evolve into something greater in order to fully handle the IoT.
Tony Nicoletti, VP, business development & strategy, DPL Telematics, explains how the ability to link IoT tracking devices with engine data has given a boom to telematics companies when it comes to improving theft protection, idle time, warranties, as well as meeting better traffic and environmental regulations.
Peggy talks about the emergence of high-speed railway projects around the globe, and says that although they present great potential, many of them are faced by social, political, and financial roadblocks.
Joe Colistra, associate professor, School of Architecture, Design & Planning, University of Kansas, gives his predictions on how big data is set to emerge as a new natural resource to help develop smart homes and smart cities to deal with unlimited bandwidth.
Kyle Hamer, vice president of marketing, On Center Software, explains how IoT (Internet of Things) solutions are enabling those in the construction industry to manage information overload so they can find the data that they need to use.
Peggy looks at how growing populations are pushing leaders in major cities to rethink their approach to smarter infrastructure, in order to connect roads, bridges, utilities, manufacturing, and so much more.
Jerry Ullman, senior research engineer and regents fellow, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, discusses apprehensions towards autonomous vehicles and suggests that more work must be done in order for them to effectively navigate through construction work zone scenarios.
Catherine Kniker, chief revenue officer, PTC, talks about the constant development of the popular ThingWorx platform and says it is enabling users to keep one foot in the physical world and one in digital world.
Healthcare, IoT, M2M
Peggy talks about the growing innovations in connected healthcare like remote monitoring and virtual visits, and says that infrastructure must adapt in order to bring these capabilities and effectively transfer patient data to and from remote areas in the world.
Dale Beard, CEO, Intelliwave Technologies, talks about how sensor technology is being used to locate lost or misplaced materials and equipment, which can cause major delays in commercial and residential projects.
Benjamin Hubbard, director of sales, Cloud EPC, talks about how contractors can discern between leading and lagging data in order to notice deviations from set metrics that will tackle issues at the root cause.
Peggy takes a look back at the evolution of technology on the jobsite and says the IoT has incited operational changes in the way contractors can get things done.
Peggy looks at new research regarding autonomous vehicles that shows human monitoring is needed to keep an eye on disengagement errors.
Aaron Hillegass, founder and CEO, The Big Nerd Ranch, acknowledges that although many software companies are focused on tech solutions for developing nations, improving collaboration, and meeting the demands of the IoT, security should remain at the top of the list.