transportation

The Cognitive Port of the Future

Future ports are digital Imagine an autonomous port where the technology is guiding container ships to designated berthing position. Where all operation is automated and optimized using data from high amount of sensors installed across of terminals, water and road network surrounding ports. This is a vision adopted by leading ports like Port of Rotterdam […]

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The Internet of Postal Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) occupies a promising – and potentially perilous – position on the technology hype curve. With regard to the promise, our IoT research and initiatives confirm deeply held beliefs about the significant benefits that neighborhoods, cities, states, and countries can realize as a result of becoming more instrumented, interconnected, and intelligent. […]

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Smarter Transportation Infrastructure Means Smarter Choices

As highlighted in last month’s Economic Development Vitality Initiative forum, strong infrastructure, including Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) as highlighted by panelist Scott Belcher, CEO of ITS America, is essential. The key to ensuring the sustainability and resilience of our critical transportation infrastructure, in the end, comes down to encouraging the right choices. Data collected by industry, […]

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Big Data and Smarter Transportation – Thinking Highways Webinar

      The 5th Positive Thinking webcast takes place on Thursday April 11 at 2pm EDT (US), 11am PDT (US), 7pm BST (UK), 7pm CEST (EUR) and focuses on BIG DATA. See below for more details and to register.      ...

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Thinking Highways – “In Praise of Incrementalism”

Throughout history, transportation projects--from Roman Roads to the Interstates--have been premised on the idea of a massive undertaking which will have significant transformational effects as a result. In the 21st Century this concept must change as ICT...

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World Cities Summit – A Dialogue on Smarter Transport

Linked below are two segments of a short interview I did as part of IBM's participation in the World Cities Summit held from 1-4 July 2012 in Singapore.    The key issues discussed involve how to increase capacity to handle the growing demand for...

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Smarter Transportation: The Modal Shift

A topic which has really taken the spotlight recently is multi-modal journey planners. Most of us in North America have used maps.google.com to plan a journey from point A to point B and it is certainly an improvement over paper maps. But what about the...

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Smarter Parking: A Way to Make Cities More Livable

 Gerry Mooney, General Manager of IBM Smarter Cities has an article in the Washington DC, Examiner which talks about how the recent economic downturn has led to situation where many...

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Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) – An Introduction

For nearly 25 years my career has interwoven work in Transport and Logistics with Information and Communications Technology (ICT).  For 18 of those years I have been closely engaged with the evolving field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) now...

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