This year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB) took place at the same time, and both conferences addressed transportation. The smart city-oriented futurists, technologists, and automotive manufacturers at CES 2018 emphasized the latest autonomous vehicle advancements and whether or not "technology is the new pavement" for the transportation industry.
In contrast, TRB attendees were focused on the day-to-day work of planning, modeling, and engineering. While the ways new technology will change that daily work were addressed, greater emphasis was placed on long-standing transportation issues - think data collection challenges, operations and maintenance, and accessibility.
As transportation technology continues to advance, how will the relationship between these two communities evolve? What are their roles as we build our transportation future? Watch this video to hear Catherine Manzo and Laura Schewel of StreetLight Data address this question and more as they compare and contrast their experiences at the two conferences.
We're excited to share that StreetLight Data's CEO, Laura Schewel, will be speaking at the Annual Meeting of the Virginia Municipal League on Monday, October 10th. She was invited to speak at the conference because of StreetLight Data's extensive work across the state, especially in Northern Virginia. To learn more about the analytics that StreetLight has developed about travel patterns in Virginia, click here to read our case study on transportation demand management.
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Will you be attending the TRB Tools of the Trade conference in Charleston, South Carolina next week? If so, we look forward to seeing you there!
Stop by our booth to learn more about StreetLight InSight®, our easy-to-use web app that transforms Big Data from mobile devices into Metrics such as origin-destination matrices, select link studies, and more.
StreetLight Data’s CEO, Laura Schewel, will be speaking at the Association for Commuter Transportation's (ACT) International Conference 2016 as part of a panel discussion on "Bringing Extraordinary Data to Your Everyday Work."