Smart Cities and the Future of Transportation

The Role of Intelligent Transportation Systems in the Urban Transformation

NR_ResearchIconsSmartCities200px_ICON_0116The availability of a clean, efficient and affordable transportation system is one of the defining goals of any smart city.  However, many cities today are facing challenges to implementation of comprehensive “smart mobility” programs, including securing financing, dealing with legacy infrastructure; managing large quantities of data, and piecing together splintered agency responsibility for the various sectors in a city’s transportation system.  At the same time, new forms of mobility are becoming top priorities for city managers as dense urban clusters emerge and knowledge workers, freed from geographical limitations for their jobs, place livability high on their lists of criteria for choosing where they will live.  Clean, safe, affordable, and sustainable transportation often ranks near the top of these lists.

Featuring research director Eric Woods and senior analyst Lisa Jerram, this webinar reviews the transportation challenges facing cities, and provides details on innovative intelligent transportation technologies being deployed, including citywide real-time traffic management systems, sensor-based parking management tools, and advanced public transit routing and scheduling systems.  The webinar highlights some of the cities that have implemented smart transportation solutions, and also explores roles of city managers and planners, local and regional governments, vendors, and technology developers in integrating these emerging systems with other transportation modes.

Key Topics:
  • Urban transportation congestion
  • The Smart City Movement
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • Smart EV charging
What does this webinar answer?
  • What are the key transportation challenges facing cities in the developed and developing world?
  • What intelligent transportation systems and solutions are available to cope with rising populations and levels of vehicle ownership in an environment of constrained budgets?
  • What investment level is anticipated for smart cities and for smart transportation systems within those cities?
  • What are the challenges to implementing ITS systems?
  • What are the differences between how the developed world and the developing world are approaching smart transportation?
  • How are specific cities implementing innovative ITS effectively?
Who needs to attend?
  • ITS hardware, software, and services companies
  • Automotive technology companies
  • Transportation service providers
  • City and state agencies
  • Municipal and private fleet operators
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Investor community
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Webinar Details


Tuesday, July 10, 2012


2:00 pm EDT

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Schneider Electric

From its creation in 1836 as a producer of iron and steel, Schneider Electric has evolved to become a global leader in energy management. Along the way, Schneider Electric has contributed to the transformation of industries with an innovative, international, and responsible mindset. Today, with operations in over 100 countries and more than 130,000 employees, the company’s mission is to help people make the most of their energy.

Speaker Details

Eric Woods

Research Director

Navigant Research

Smart Cities and the Future of Transportation

Navigant Research

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