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Smart Mobility and Smart Cities - Access & Opportunities
Wed 22 March 2017, 10:45 – 13:30 GMT
The Urban Big Data Centre are delighted to announce that our next free SASNet seminar will be presented by Carla Bailo, the Assistant Vice President of Mobility Research and Business Development at Ohio State University. Her talk, 'Smart Mobility and Smart Cities - Access & Opportunities', will introduce her leading work on sustainable mobility and transport innovation and with particular focus on OSU's role in the huge $140M City of Columbus project. The presentation will detail the vast future policy, legal and wider societal implications of these advances in Smart technology for mobility with reference to the Columbus project's ongoing pilot testing of autonomous vehicles.
It will take place on the morning of 22nd March 2017 in the Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor's Kibble Suite.
There are no specific pre-requisites for attending but the presentation is likely to be of most interest to transport professionals and urban planners from the academic, consultancy and public sectors.
***Please note: Registration is requested for catering purposes. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
10:45 - 11:00am: Tea & Coffee, registration
11:00 - 11:10am: Introduction from Prof. Vonu Thakuriah, Director of the Urban Big Data Centre
11:10 - 12:10pm: Carla Bailo - Smart Mobility and Smart Cities' + Q&A
12:10 - 12:30pm: Promotion of Call for Expressions of Interest, Andrew McHugh, UBDC Data Services
12:30 - 1:30pm: Lunch* & networking
*Please note: Registration is requested for ordering catering
If you have any questions about the seminar, please contact: Keith Maynard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The City of Columbus has been awarded the DOT/Vulcan grant of $50M and has received public and private sector matching funding of $90M for a total of $140M over a 4 year period. This funding is allocated to showcase demonstrator pilot projects utilizing connected and autonomous vehicles to reduce congestion, improve the environment and provide mobility solutions for all citizens.
Smart mobility means “triple zero” = “0” accidents and fatalities, “0” carbon footprint, and “0” stress. Smart cities is the deployment of technology and data to improve people’s lives. Smart doesn’t mean wowing with technology but blending it seamlessly into the citizen’s lives to have impact on their quality of life in our cities.
This presentation will focus on the pilot deployments in the City of Columbus with emphasis on the “why” and “how” we will deliver a “better city” to our citizens, make Columbus a center of technology innovation, and promote economic development in the center of the Midwest.
There will be an added focus on the key challenges to the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles in the pilot deployments. Specifically, the issues related to public policies, insurance, and legal will be examined. The hurdles to be overcome regarding the “rules of the road” and standards which will need to be addressed in order to have consistency throughout the roadways are key areas of interest. There are 4 key districts with pilots as part of this program including 1) Residential; 2) Commercial; 3) Downtown; 4) Urban Logistics.
This is just the beginning – these pilots will be expanded as we learn and analyze the data. We will ensure the outcomes we seek – access and ladders of opportunity for all – are secured. Community outreach is a large part of this project in order to understand the real issues and design the experiment with the proper variables defined. We must gain the outcome of improving people’s lives in our community.