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Paul Mackie, Mobility Lab communications director, will lead a session on “Technology, TDM, and the Integrated Customer Experience” on Wednesday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
He will facilitate discussion about ways transportation agencies throughout the state can introduce and enhance ways that transit customer experiences can go beyond simply the ride. TDM is the perfect umbrella under which to place often-underutilizied and critical efforts such as public education and outreach programs, lifestyle storytelling, and technology.
Stay tuned to the event page for further details. Registration is not yet open.
TU-Automotive gives attendees an in-depth look at the future of the connected car, covering telematics, autonomous vehicles and mobility. Topics include:
- AI Changes the Game: From infotainment to safety services; harness the awesome power of machine learning to transform the car into an accident free, personal companion
- Embrace Cybersecurity: Collaboration, standards, ISAC’s – the foundations have been laid. Now take action to mitigate the risk to your products, customers and future of auto
- Smart Car Meets Smart World: Reimagine vehicle design, HMI and UX as the car plugs into the home, city and ‘things’
- Ready for Robot Drivers?: With rapid developments in sensors, software and silicon, can we skip straight to Level 4? Or do consumers and gov’t need more convincing of the reliability of SDCs?
- The Auto ‘Access Economy’: Rip up the rule book on vehicle sales, insurance and industry partnerships! Create a smart mobility blueprint for auto brands in the on-demand world
See more at tu-auto.com/detroit.
TransportationCamp Texas 2016, a partnership with the American Society Civil Engineers and the Houston and Austin Chapters of the Young Professionals in Transportation, aims to bring together diverse views and perspectives on pressing transportation issues in Texas. The event will take place on Sunday, Jun. 26, 2016, the first day of the ASCE International Conference on Transportation and Development’s Spring conference in Houston, Texas. By hosting TransportationCamp at their semi-annual conference, YPT and ASCE are helping to create a unique TransportationCamp atmosphere, where technologists, transportation advocates, and users can come together in open conversation with the operators of Texas’ transportation providers.
Though it will take place during a conference, the event will be run as a standard “unconference” — sessions will be proposed on the day of the event, and will range in transportation topics based on the interest of the attendees.
Transportation Camp Texas will be held at the Omni Houston Galleria hotel located in Houston, Texas, beginning at 10 AM on June 26, 2016 (coffee and networking begin at 9 AM). Coffee will be included in the registration fee of $25, but guests will be expected to provide lunch on their own.
Registration is now open, at asce-ictd.org/transportationcamp.
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