Target: Achieve full situational awareness
Collaboration between the city of Dublin and Council member IBM is helping keep 1.2 million residents moving efficiently through Dublin’s extensive network of roads, tramways and bus lanes. Integrating data from a citywide network of sensors with geospatial data means the city’s road and traffic department is able to better monitor and manage traffic in real time.
Target: Use an open innovation platform
Transport for London (TfL) decided to open its real-time data to partners and organizations so they could develop citizen-centric web applications to help relieve congestion and ease commuting for the traveling public. In just six weeks, TfL, Microsoft and the local developer community created an application programming interface that floats real-time data onto the cloud using Microsoft’s cloud services, saving TfL millions of pounds.
Target: Achieve operational optimization
Council member Cisco is helping rail and transit operators converge their aging and disparate networks into a single IP architecture. This video explains how Cisco Connected Train helps enhance the passenger experience, drive operational efficiency, lowers costs and opens up entirely new business models while delivering new services to passengers.
Implement optimal instrumentation for all transportation modes
The Mercedes-Benz F 015 Luxury in Motion research vehicle makes the future tangible with the revolutionary concept of autonomous driving. Watch this video from Council member Mercdes-Benz for a preview of how the self-driving car of the future could evolve into a platform for communication and interaction.
Reducing trip time
This video takes you behind the scenes of the new world-class Silver Line, phase one of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail near Washington, D.C. The new rail line was built by Dulles Transit Partners led by Council member Bechtel. It opened in July 2014, connecting to the region’s existing metro system.