Connected Transportation is a transportation management strategy that makes use of GPS and wireless technologies to determine where a vehicle should be going at any given moment. In most cases, this involves the use of a vehicle-mounted navigation system. A Connected Transportation system is designed to give drivers real-time information about their location, in order to allow a smooth and safe driving experience. As a result, more drivers are choosing to utilize Connected Transportation systems instead of personal auto GPS units. If you’re looking to upgrade your current navigation system or are considering a new car, this article will explain how Connected Transportation systems work.
When it comes to Connected Mobility, one of the most important questions to answer is how a vehicle acquires its positioning information. In essence, a connected vehicle is a vehicle that will communicate bidirectionally with various other systems within the vehicle, in order to deliver location information to the driver. This enables the driver to share real time information, and thus real-time data, with various other electronic devices both inside and out of the vehicle. The use of Connected Transportation, in other words, takes a smart approach to the delivery of location and traffic information to a driver.
In order for a Connected Vehicle to perform well, it must be comprised of a variety of systems and components. In many ways, this manifests itself as a mass transit infrastructure. To make Connected Transportation a reality, a variety of mass transit assets must be deployed. This might include bus routes, subway lines, roads and highways, bridges and other types of public infrastructure assets. Some of these assets might even be connected to each other.
In addition to improving safety for everyone who rides in the system, a smart Connected Vehicle requires an improved infrastructure. In other words, if one part of a mass transit system is not linked to another part, then that part will not function properly or efficiently. This will prevent a mass transit system from providing a consistent experience to riders. Connected Mobility will require a variety of improvements to our existing mass transit infrastructure. This includes new stations, new and higher speed routes, better sidewalks and rails, and more efficient signals and controls.
Smart Growth Strategies are necessary to meet the challenges associated with Connected Mobility. There are a number of agencies across the country that have been assisting cities and counties develop smart growth strategies for the 21st century. These organizations are attempting to partner with business, government, nonprofit and civic entities in order to implement a series of strategies for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of existing systems. As an example, Smart Growth USA has been working closely with business and city leaders to implement a series of changes in the way that cabs are assigned in San Francisco. Other approaches include encouraging business owners to put their tax returns online so that the public can view the information, which can also improve the tracking and targeting of tax incentives and other public benefits.
In summary, there are multiple challenges associated with Connected Transportation including safety, reliability, efficiency, cost, and financial. All of these issues must be addressed if the United States as we know it wants to continue to be a part of the Connected Automobile Platform. The future of transportation will be driven by Connected Cars and there will be a need for multiple stakeholders involved in the development of these new vehicles. It is time for all of us to stand up for this important future.