Data is the new oil, in the words of The Economist. It is the underlying source of energy powering today’s transportation and mobility revolution. But how do we unlock and combine the vast amounts of fragmented data flowing from the Internet of Everything and turn it into valuable solutions that radically improve the way we live, move and interact?
Data generated by cities today reside mostly in silos and formats with varying quality. Making a city smart, however, will involve the collection, analysis and sharing of millions of terabytes of vehicular, environmental and physical infrastructure data each year. We must overcome this data fragmentation and that calls for greater collaboration between governments, the public and private sectors, as well as individuals.
In her presentation, Ms. Shah will describe best practices learned from her real-world experiences working with automakers, transportation agencies and cities throughout the world (from Iowa to India) on projects to develop vehicle-to-infrastructure communication, real-time congestion monitoring and road network management, and the digital mapping infrastructure needed for automated vehicles.