In this new issue you are invited to follow the US DOT’s Connected Vehicle Roadmap to deployment, a thoroughly comprehensive journey that we have entitled Joined-Up Thinking as that’s exactly what it is. On the same theme David E Pickeral makes an impassioned plea for the CV and AV (autonomous vehicle) sectors to work together and not against each other, focusing on the right to drive versus the privilege of avoiding accidents.
We are also very pleased to announce that Andrew Ginther, Mayor of Columbus, Ohio and erstwhile winner of the US DOT’s Smart City Challenge, gave Thinking Highways an exclusive interview detailing not only how the city won the US$40m prize but just what innovative plans it has to put its swathe of ideas into practice. Mayor Ginther makes several references to “ladders of opportunity” and how a smart city has to be wholly inclusive and allow every citizen a chance to at least reach that mythical step towards social betterment.
Kevin Borras asks seven experts from the world of electronic toll collection how their sector has evolved over Thinking Highways’ 10-year lifetime and he also interviews Norma Ortega, Caltrans’ CFO, about the first few weeks of the California’s Road Charge Pilot.
These are just some of the highlights in the new issue so stop reading this, click HERE and access a dozen visions of the future.
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