The third Countdown to Congress podcast is online now bringing you some fascinating thought leadership on driverless vehicle timescales, global business expansion, freight and logistics and Big Data.
In this preview programme ahead of Montreal 2017 – sponsored by SWARCO, HMI Technologies, Intelight and Q-Free – SWRI’s Vice President of R&D Steve Dellenback tells Smart Highways editor Paul Hutton about how, despite the technology existing, there are still numerous challenges facing mass adoption of driverless vehicles in the short term. He also explains how the conference programme is put together.
HMI’s CEO Dean Zabrieszach reminisces about how this time last year he was caught up in the middle of running the Melbourne Congress and then explains his company’s plans for a rapid global expansion.
ITS Canada’s Chair Chris Philp talks about the exhibition while John Barton, who’s an Associate Vice Chancellor at the Texas A&M University System, tells us more about the Smart Cities Pavilion.
We hear from Irina Patrascu who’s director of partnership and communication at ERTICO – ITS Europe about its four focus areas, connected and automated driving, urban mobility, clean mobility and transport and logistics, and HERE’s Director of Intelligent Transportation Monali Shah explains how the company turns Big Data into meaningful information.
There’ll be one more Countdown to Congress before the event itself, then daily podcasts from Montreal.