In his last ever column for Traffic Technology Today Jim Misener reflects on the changes he has seen over the past 10 years
Author Jim Misener
Five years ago, most politicians didn’t care about tolling or interoperability. Now, we have federal mandates and premature announcements that have pressured agencies into short-sighted agreements. Will we achieve national interoperability? And by what means?
Twenty-five years ago public agencies and private companies had access to the same technology. Today the public sector stuggles to keep up. Transportation consultant Larry Yermack suggests some solutions
Three top industry experts predict where the autonomous driving industry will be in 20 years.
Tolling has gone from a stop-and-talk cash business to a slow-down-and-pay drive-thru transaction to the ultimate solution: highway speed payments
“For DSRC to work, cars must talk and listen to one another in ways that their crash avoidance systems can understand”
We are moving toward an increasingly urban and multimodal world and the in-vehicle devices, like the infotainment system, can begin to support it
“While technological innovation is enabling the traveling public to make faster, more dynamic choices, the rules regulating our transportation system haven’t changed much in over a century”
It’s bad enough that we burn a quarter of our fuel and emit a quarter…