TransitScreen is changing urban transportation with real-time screens
TransitScreen is based in Washington, DC, but is already operational in 33 cities throughout 5 countries, where their real-time information is displayed on screens throughout public places. The screens encourage commuters to make informed, sustainable mobility decisions to help improve the quality of life in our urban environments. TransitScreen is the brainchild of a Mobility Lab innovation project, and is headquartered at the 1776 campus just steps away from The White House.
This week USDOT released unanticipated V2i (Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) Guidelines and Resources. My takeaways might sound more critical than intended, and that is reflective of the systems and infrastructure in place more so than the individuals that put so much hard work into this research and planning.
Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) is the next generation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). V2I technologies capture vehicle-generated traffic data, wirelessly providing information such as advisories from the infrastructure to the vehicle that inform the driver of safety, mobility, or environment-related conditions. State and local agencies are likely to install V2I infrastructure alongside or integrated with existing ITS equipment. Because of this, the majority of V2I deployments may qualify for similar federal-aid programs as ITS deployments, if the deploying agency meets certain eligibility requirements.
The last major paradigm shift in transportation happened in 1908, when Henry Ford rolled out the Model T. In fact, every major paradigm shift throughout history has led to a 2x improvement in quality of life. As we have automated communication, we are well on our way to automating transportation, and once again doubling our quality of life.
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TransitScreen displays real-time information is displayed on screens throughout public places. The screens encourage commuters to make informed, sustainable mobility decisions to help improve the quality of life in our urban environments.
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