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The Traffic Technology International Podcast

The Traffic Technology International Podcast covers traffic management, intelligent transportation systems and tolling.

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PODCAST 14: Maximizing city data - an interview with Gridwise CEO, Ryan Green

Ryan Green is co-founder and CEO of Gridwise, an app that’s been described as the leading assistant for rideshare and delivery drivers.  Ryan discusses how driving for Uber and Lyft led him to create a solution that maximizes  drivers' road time and  profits, how Gridwise is consolidating its rich city data for other mobility stakeholders by offering a comprehensive view of how people and goods are moving across gig-mobility services, and whether much-maligned ride-hailing services could actually make transport systems more efficient. Plus news and conversation with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth.Interview with Ryan Green begins at 6:30

25mins

8 Jun 2021

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Podcast 13: Why pay-by-phone will be a cornerstone of MaaS - an interview with Mike McCamon

Mike McCamon, executive director of the NFC (near-field communication) forum, talks with TTI editor Tom Stone about passive wallet technology, the importance of wireless payments for Mobility as a Service, and NFC’s use as digital key for passenger vehicles. Interview begins at 7:20.Plus news and conversation with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth. For more information visit www.nfc-forum.org  

31mins

17 May 2021

Rank #2

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Managing sidewalk robots: an interview with Bern Grush

Bern Grush is co-founder and chief innovation officer with Harmonise Mobility, and a well-respected industry figure.  In this fascination interview Bern talks about standards and safety around sidewalk robots, which are being developed  to solve last-mile delivery issues in urban centers. Plus news and conversation with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth.Interview begins at 6:45. 

33mins

16 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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The USDOT's Connected Vehicles pilot in Florida: an interview with Bob Frey

Our feature interview is with Bob Frey, innovation director and CV project manager at Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA). Bob has helped to oversee the USDOT's Connected Vehicle Pilot Program in Florida since it began in 2014. In this exclusive interview, he is able to reveal more about the unique fourth stage of the project, involving automotive OEMs. Plus news and conversation with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth.The interview with Bob Frey begins at 7:15.

32mins

23 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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An interview with Phil Blythe: chief scientific adviser with the UK’s DfT

Our feature interview is with Phil Blythe, professor of intelligent transportation systems at Newcastle University and chief scientific adviser with the UK’s Department for Transport.  Blythe talks Covid, decarbonisation and the introduction of electric vehicles and infrastructure. Plus all news and conversation with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth.The interview with Professor Blythe begins at 8:25.

32mins

15 Feb 2021

Rank #5

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Tolling and traffic on the Florida Turnpike - an interview with Nicola Liquori

Nicola Liquori is Florida Turnpike Enterprise’s CEO. She discusses her mission to oversee the building of a new back-office system that will ensure income is secured more seamlessly than ever, the return of Florida traffic to close to pre-pandemic levels, and recent strides made in interoperability. Plus all news and conversation with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth.The interview with Nicola Liquori begins at 4:25.

28mins

9 Dec 2020

Rank #6

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Covid, science and urban legend: an interview with Greg Winfree

Greg Winfree is director of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and former assistant secretary at the USDOT during the Obama administration. Winfree shares his observations about the impact of Covid-19, how when it comes to Covid and travel, science and urban legend don’t always match up, and the challenges surrounding spectrum sharing in the 5.9GHz band for connected vehicles. Plus news and conversation with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth.Interview starts at 7:45. 

40mins

7 Oct 2020

Rank #7

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Connected vehicles standards: an interview with Steve Novosad

Steve Novosad is associate fellow at HNTB and chair of the OmniAir Consortium, the industry’s leading association promoting interoperability and certification for connected vehicles. Novosad talks about his involvement in the USDOT’s high-profile connected vehicle pilot project Florida, as well as the importance of standards in connected vehicle technology (interview starts 08:35). Plus all the latest news and chat with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth.This episode is sponsored by Siemens Mobility.

32mins

24 Sep 2020

Rank #8

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An interview with Shailen Bhatt, president and CEO of ITS America

Shailen Bhatt is a passionate advocate for improving the safety and efficiency of transportation networks through the application of smart technology. Here he talks to TTI editor Tom Stone about the challenges surrounding connected vehicles and spectrum sharing in the USA, the ITS World Congress, both in its physical and virtual forms and why, given half a chance, he loves to sing. 

35mins

27 Aug 2020

Rank #9

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Transportation and AI: An interview with Priscilla Boyd of Siemens Mobility

Priscilla Boyd, senior data analytics manager with podcast sponsor Siemens Mobility's ITS digital lab, discusses how their new software solution harnesses AI to help predict where and when events will take place in a city, and even suggests ways to lessen the impact they might have on traffic and public transport systems (interview starts 07:35). Plus all the latest news and chat with Tom Stone and Saul Wordsworth.This episode is sponsored by Siemens Mobility.

34mins

29 Jul 2020

Rank #10