Peggy talks about how smart cities use better resources, explaining they are more accessible and convenient for citizens and visitors, as well as more economically competitive.
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.
Paul Sakamoto, COO, Savari, explains the company’s mission is to save lives with its V2X (Vehicle-to-Everything) communications technology.
Mahbubul Alam, CTO/CMO, Movimento Group, says any time you have wireless technology, it cannot go without security.
Peggy discusses the fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S in autopilot mode and says we cannot stop innovation because we are afraid, instead we must learn from our mistakes when leveraging technology.
Steve Rayborn, vice president global sales, Alkane Truck Co., explains the latest innovation in the trucking industry includes its class 7 cab-over design truck which replaces diesel trucks with domestically-produced natural gas.
Kiva Allgood, vice president, business development, smart cities and industrial IoT, Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, Inc., believes if you think about cities, they are trying to do more with less and the footprint isn’t changing, so how can they do more with infrastructure?
Darren Dickson, president, Genfare, says commuters have to have options when it comes to payment and transit services, and that’s where Genfare comes in.
Jesse Berst, chairman, Smart Cities Council, says it has a Smart Cities Framework in its Smart Cities Readiness Guide that are the smart city’s responsibility, and for each vertical it has cross-cutting technologies.
Peggy says vehicle-safety technology is important both professionally and personally.
Steve Banfield, CMO and head of product, INRIX, a company that gathers data from cars and fleets, says all of the data and historical knowledge the company has it pours into analytic tools for smart cities, to provide data to the public sector.
Ara Eckel, assistant marketing and advertising manager, Chevrolet, says the company is bringing in an interface customers want with hands-free texting.
Brian Greaves, director product development IoT solutions, AT&T, says there is a huge push to automate a lot of the services in the connected car, and AT&T is looking to work closely with automotive manufacturers.
Peggy delivers some bad news, saying there was an 8% increase in car crashes related to deaths, which indicates the largest year-over-year percent increase in 50 years.
Peggy says cars are getting better as they come off the line, and connectivity was very scarce in the cars just a few years ago. She explains Rand McNally revealed OverDryve, which is a connected-car device that brings advanced luxury car features to retrofit automobiles.
Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor, Cars.com, says consumers are not concerned about hackers wirelessly breaking into cars, and that surprised him that it was even possible because automobiles are not evolving as quickly and are risk averse.
Joe Wiesenfelder, executive editor, Cars.com, talks about news coming out of the Chicago Auto Show, saying the new Kia Niro is a Prius fighter.
Peggy says aftermarket safety solutions are acting as an extra set of eyes while on the road, pointing to new solutions on the market.
Peggy says it is increasingly about leveraging devices to create new value before and after a drive, explaining Movimento, which specializes in vehicle lifecycle-management technology, is bridging the gap for vehicles without embedded connectivity to receive OTA (over-the-air) updates.
Peggy talks about Toyota’s decision to adopt Ford’s SmartDeviceLink software.
Jesse Hoggard, vice president of marketing, Cellcontrol, says the company makes safe driving solutions that keep consumers from using a mobile device behind the wheel.
Manuela Papadopol, director of global marketing, Elektrobit, says we are connected 24/7 and the interaction you have with your phone is very different with what you have with your car.
Anupam Malhotra, GM, connected vehicle, Audi of America,says it is bringing telematics, smartphone integration, smart infrastructure integration, and the ability to reach out to other devices like tablets into the car.
Grant Courville, director of product management, QNX, says this year the company is displaying a Toyota Highlander, and it is showing off navigation and an acoustic management platform.
Alexa Milkovich, vice president of marketing, BeMyDD, says the pricing might be slightly higher than a cab, but there is a convenience with having a driver drive your car.
Alexa Milkovich, vice president of marketing, BeMyDD, says she and her cofounder developed the idea to hire a personal driver that could drive the client in their own personal vehicle for an hourly rate.
Martin Booth, director of product marketing for industrial and automotive solutions, SanDisk, says if we start connecting devices to the Internet, we can start making them more intelligent.
Martin Booth, director of product marketing for industrial and automotive solutions, SanDisk, says a lot of data is going to be stored in the cloud, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to keep a local copy.
Peggy says there are some hackers on our side, trying to do some positive things and ‘ethical hacking.’ On the automotive side, she asks, however: How can people guarantee these white-hat hackers are ethical when they have to think like the bad guys?