Jarett Wendt of Mass Transit magazine has a great article on Smart Mobility and Panasonic’s role in the market, especially in Denver, Colorado. Below is an excerpt, click the link below to read the whole article:
The United Nations anticipates that the global urban population will increase by 2.5 billion people by 2050. As the population continues to grow at a rapid rate, approaching an inevitable tipping point in cities around the world, sustainable challenges will arise for transportation systems.
While technology’s play in transportation has resulted in significant strides that have transformed the industry, there is still a long road ahead to solve mobility challenges in some of the most heavily populated cities across the U.S. and on a global scale. How do commuters, residents and visitors alike get from point A to point B in the most convenient, consistent, safe and environmentally sound way? The answer is, with the appropriate combination of technology, innovation, collaboration, investment and adoption.
Technology to Transform Transportation
We’ve experienced the positive impacts of implementing suitable technologies to aid commuters and travelers. From ride-sharing apps, digital travel booking platforms and connected cars, we have improved the way we move from street to street, to different states, and across the globe.
By leveraging connectivity and big data and analytics, cities are pushing the boundaries of smart mobility to reduce congestion and travel time, lower transportation-related emissions and promote walkability technology. Transit hub commuters, students on campuses and visitors exploring a new city can now access up-to-the-minute information and directions through high-density Wi-Fi systems and real-time data and analytics — intelligent technologies are delivering information and services to people on the go at precisely the right moment.