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.
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.
Peggy looks at new research regarding autonomous vehicles that shows human monitoring is needed to keep an eye on disengagement errors.
Gary Tucker, CEO, Zubie, talks about how his company is working to improve the relationship between the dealer and the customer when it comes to keeping track of fleets and potential diagnostic problems.
Peggy talks about the rise of UBI (usage-based insurance), which allows telematics and insurance companies to access driver data that can help determine individual risk and subsequently create personalized policies for each driver.
Peggy end the shows with a discussion on new European regulations that tracks drivers to detect accidents and performance on the road.
Peggy advocates for improved safety features in fleet systems to better secure trucks and equipment, and says the hacking of enterprise vehicles can open the door to more problems.
Peggy begins the show by discussing how new regulatory compliances are driving the growing demand for vehicle telematics solutions like GPS (global positioning system), mobile asset tracking, and fleet management.
Peggy talks about what the U.S. Dept. of Transportation has in store this year with the introduction of new Secretary, Elaine Chao.
Kurt Nantkes, senior vice president, Zonar, gives his recommendations on how companies prepare for the upcoming ELD (electronic logging device) mandate that will shift the regulation of trucking hours from paper to digital.
Peggy dives into trends gaining traction within the IoT, such as LTE (long-term evolution) and chips—all which is helping enterprises gain access to better connectivity.
David Strayer, professor of cognitive neuroscience, University of Utah, dives into the mind of distracted drivers and says while part of the brain makes people believe they are capable of multitasking behind the wheel, nearly everyone is not.
The Evolution of Xevo Travis Beaven, chief product officer, Xevo, says in the past the automotive presence was tiny at CES, and now it has almost dominated the show. He explains tomorrow is here, and all of these opportunities are here to do things with and provide value back to the driver. [...]
Frits van der Schaaf, ESRI, says the power of the map is a new area that is rapidly being discovered, and the connected car is a big part of that.
Arwed Niestroj, CEO, Mercedes-Benz, Research and Development North America, says security of all the systems is key, which is why it needs to stay up-to-date on all the technologies available, and only releases cars on the road when they are really safe.
Manuela Papadopol, director of business development & communications, Elektrobit, says the company is announcing a new electronic device that can predict and react in case there are emergencies on the road ahead and lane-departure warnings, saying software on wheels is emerging.
Chris Meering, Worldwide IoT Business Development Manager, HP Enterprise, talks about the connected car, V2V (vehicle-to-vehicle), V2I (vehicle-to-infrastructure), and V2C (vehicle-to-cloud) services.
Peggy welcomes listeners to CES 2017, talking about the new Michigan laws that permit driverless vehicles.
Jim Barry, media spokesperson, Consumer Technology Assn., says today CES is all about connectivity and the IoT (Internet of Things).
Peggy says potential theft may be an area to focus for cyber criminals, explaining that a focus on behavior analytics and cyber espionage will grow in 2017.
Carlo Ratti, professor and Senseable City Lab director, MIT, says that by using the term, “senseable” cities, researchers and developers are able to put the emphasis back on the human side of urban life.
Peggy talks about motor vehicle deaths during the holidays, and explains motor vehicle deaths are expected to be higher this year.
Mark Skilton, professor of practice information systems management, Warwick Business School, says technology is changing the way we communicate, productivity and automation, and the use of energy.
Ole Mengshoel, principal systems scientist, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CMU, Silicon Valley, says the development of artificial intelligence has been going on at universities for a while, but it is only recently that there is more commercial interest.
Peggy concludes the month of September by taking a cue from George Orwell, and looks to the future of transportation to determine where the industry is headed. Instead of talking about self-driving vehicles, she takes listeners to the future, and looks at flying cars and levitating trains.
Glenn Laxdal, head of strategy and technology, Ericsson North America, says currently the vision is on enabling autonomous vehicles through the most straight forward way, which is vehicle-to-vehicle communication.
Peggy starts the show by talking about the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s newly released Federal Automated Vehicles policy which sets the stage for best practices and guidance related to autonomy in the transportation industry.
Maryline Daviaud Lewett, business development manager, Smart Integrated Infrastructure, Black & Veatch, says we are seeing new types of transportation today, with new electric and hybrid vehicles are coming on the market today.
Marcus Welz, CEO, Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems, says there is no industry embracing innovation more than the transportation industry, and the vehicle themselves will become traffic information generators.
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Peggy says Uber is in the middle of setting itself up for something big in both the enterprise and consumer space, and explains Uber has become more of a technology company with one move.
Shawn Pruchnicki, faculty member, Ohio State Aviation, says aviation has seen a lot of growth and innovation in the last 10 years, and soon there will be a complete overhaul of the current system.
Jay Ellis, program director, MTRAC Transportation, says there aren’t many funding sources that help commercialize research.
Will Bauman, junior, Grayslake North High School and YSA (Youth Service America) Road Safety Ambassador, shares he was inspired to get involved with distracted driving education after he and his mother were involved in an accident in 2013.
Peggy says technology can go a long way to help the lives of those living with disabilities and the elderly.
Jeff Haley, acting executive director, Distracted Driving Foundation, says trying to remove all communications from moving automobiles would be overkill.
Joel Feldman, founder of the Casey Feldman Organization and EndDD.org, says although he lost his daughter to a distracted driver, he is very fortunate for the opportunities he has to educate kids on the dangers of distracted driving.
Peggy addresses the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed amendments to distracted driving laws across the country, which have seen been regarded to as a mistake.
Peggy shares preliminary estimates for motor deaths from the National Safety Council.
Peggy says UPS has become a leader in global supply-chain management and is helping transform commercial transportation and logistics.