Waze Connected Citizens Program to Build Smarter Cities
Waze Connected Citizens Program to Build Smarter CitiesWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “The secret of social navigation app Waze: using all data from users for input.”
Real-time traffic information
Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation application that lets you share real-time data with other drivers. Real-time traffic information such as traffic jams and accidents on the road, while also keeping track of changed routes and road blocks. And another interesting feature, you can see exactly where your Facebook friends are, so you don’t have to text each other OMW (‘on my way’) anymore, but know exactly when they will arrive at your house to pick you up. Hmm…great way to ruin a surprise party though 😉
Vision Truck Platooning 2025: Creating Next Generation Mobility
Vision Truck Platooning 2025: Creating Next Generation MobilityWHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Truck platooning - creating the next generation mobility; Trucks slipstream closely behind each other to optimize road activity.”
Trucks in single-file
By 2025, 70 percent of all freight transport will travel along public roads and place enormous pressure on the European highway infrastructure and the environment. This logistical challenge is being tackled with truck platooning. In truck platooning, trucks slipstream very close behind each other and communicate via wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication. It optimizes road activity, takes up less space, minimizes traffic jams, leads to less fuel consumption and fewer CO2-emissions:
Changing Faces of Mobility (Hildegard Wortmann, Alejandro Agag, Tom Goodwin) | DLDsummer 16
Changing Faces of Mobility (Hildegard Wortmann, Alejandro Agag, Tom Goodwin) | DLDsummer 16WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “A panel on the future of mobility at DLD Summer Conference, kicked off by the VP of BMW: Hildegard Wortmann.”
“Electric cars will be the new normal.”
BMW Vice President Hildegard Wortmann kicks off the DLD Summer Conference panel on the future of mobility and is joined by Alejandro Agag, CEO at Formula-E (Formula 1 racing with electric cars). When we look at the bigger picture of the automotive industry, the changes in the next 10 years will be bigger than the changes in the last 30 years. There will be a shift from automotive to automobility. Wortmann and Agag will discuss subjects such as autonomous driving, e-mobility, seamless connectivity and new business models that go with it.
Incredible way of future transportation-Straddling Bus(3D bus)
Incredible way of future transportation-Straddling Bus(3D bus)WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “Would love to see this one in the road! 3D Straddling bus.”
A huge bus sliding smoothly through traffic
This Transit Explore Bus is China’s answer to clogged up streets and traffic jams. According to the Guardian this ‘elevated bus is capable of gliding over the nightmarish mega-jams for which urban China has become notorious.’ A prototype will be deployed in the coastal city of Qinhuangdao later this summer.
Introduction to Hyperloop Technologies Inc.
Introduction to Hyperloop Technologies Inc.WHY SHOULD YOU WATCH THIS? “The Hyperloop is real! Being build now!”
Taking the tubes
In 2013, SpaceX and Elon Musk announced their concept for a high-speed ground transport system called Hyperloop. It is supposed to cut the commute between San Francisco and Los Angeles down to 30 minutes. A design competition for the Hyperloop pods is well underway, and the pods will be tested in the Summer of 2016.