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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

  • White House Announces $80 Million in New Smart Cities Investment (9/21/16). More than $15 million to evolve urban Smart Transportation, including National Science Foundation funding for researchers in Chattanooga to test, for the first time, how an entire urban network of connected and autonomous vehicles can automatically cooperate to improve travel efficiency and operate safely during severe weather events.

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

Wayfinding