Wyoming DOT is putting its 511 data into a situational data exchange, which means any third party can use the traffic information and push it out to users. One of the first platforms to make use of this is Amazon’s Alexa, meaning voice commands can be used either at home, or in Alexa-enabled-vehicles, to access up-to-the-minute traffic information direct from the DOT. Wyoming is the first state in the USA to disseminate its data on the Amazon platform.
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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).