AUDIO: Why drivers should be happy to share their data


In this clip form the latest edition of the Thinking Transportation podcast, Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s (TTI’s) senior research engineer Shawn Turner, talks about the benefits of sharing data from connected vehicles. Hear him take a deeper dive into the issues surrounding this and how the safety and efficiency of future travel will depend in part on how wisely stakeholders use that data, in the full episode. 

Shawn Turner is a senior research engineer at TTI, where he has developed, conducted, and managed applied research for 29 years. Shawn is a nationally recognized expert with practical experience in multimodal travel data collection and analysis, performance measures and monitoring, and mobility analysis. He’s pioneered using private-sector GPS probe traffic data for mobility and reliability performance monitoring. Shawn works with FHWA, state, and local agencies to advance the use of best available and high-quality data in planning, performance management, and traffic monitoring.


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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).