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Current News: Technology in Transportation

Technological advancements are showing tremendous power to increase the efficiency and safety of transportation; provide on-demand, real-time travel information; and assist riders in traveling within their community. As we learn of new technology being introduced, we will add it to this page. Please send any items you would recommend we include to info@nc4mm.org. (Note: Items older than 6 months will generally be deleted from this page, but will be archived by NCMM staff.)

Automated Vehicles

Integrating Transportation with other Community Services

Information on Transportation Services

Operations

  • VTA Demonstrates Innovative Smart Stop Technology (6/17/16). “Smart Stop,” promotes V2I (Vehicle-To-Infrastructure) and V2V (Vehicle-To-Vehicle) communications using using Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC). Smart Stop will let a bus operator know if someone is waiting at a particular stop, and to let passengers know when the bus is nearby.

Planning Applications

Safety

Shared-Use Technology

  • Carmakers push toward mobility as a service (8/1/17). Many large automakers don't "two cars in every garage" as the future for production, but instead are trending toward developing shared use services. Instead of selling vehicles to individual households, car manufacturers see a future in fleet-based sales that use technology to reach customers.
  • Zagster Launches Technology Upgrade to Bike Sharing Systems (8/15/16). Provides an upgraded technology platform that simplifies the overall process for checking out, locking and riding a bike was recently introduced by Zagster using a Bluetooth-enabled ring, mounted on the bike frame.

Wayfinding