In less than 40 years, 70 percent of the world’s populations will live and breathe in our cities, pushing our world’s cities to their breaking point due to the rapid growth. The question is, can this growth be constructed in a sustainable way? Can we reduce the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact along the way? The answer is yes. At the ITS America Annual Meeting,
The Intelligent Transportation Society of America’s (ITS America) 23rd Annual Meeting and Exposition from April 22 – 24, 2013 at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee has concluded and there is no doubt that Schneider Electric has left a lasting mark in the transportation industry. Schneider Electric unveiled its innovative solutions that help re-design cities with sustainability in mind to create SmartCities, essentially making our urban areas more efficient and livable. This event has come at an ideal time to support the branding efforts, enhance our worldwide/global presence and strengthen our brand recognition as Schneider Electric in the transportation sector.
These innovations will reinvent how we look at growth and expansion of all cities, requiring involvement from the city itself, citizens, and businesses of all kinds. By integrating critical systems such as electric grids, public and private transportation systems, hospitals, and water distribution systems, every city can become smarter.
One example of this is US 75 Integrated Corridor Management, which was implemented in the Dallas area. Schneider Electric will discuss how a comprehensive solution transformed Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for its 220,000 daily passengers to ensure fast, comfortable, and economical travel by providing the comprehensive structure necessary to foster information-sharing and coordination across multiple agencies. The solution is part of Schneider Electric’s complete suite of SmartCity and SmartMobility solutions that promote more efficient operations and uses of urban resources.
We showcased our SmartMobility solutions to the nation’s leading transportation officials, technology providers, policymakers and researchers at ITS America. The various demos were presented in four demo pods:
- TRACE/ATMS/Pinellas County Live Feed
- Traveller Information/511
- Dallas ICM
- SmartMobility ICM
- Tolling Solutions
In addition, we had previewed an interactive Smart Cities demo which proved to be a huge draw for the participants. We were clearly able to show that the integrated solutions will help redesign cities with sustainability in mind to create Smart Cities, with the hopes of making urban areas more efficient and livable. By integrating critical systems such as electric grids, public and private transportation systems, and water distribution systems, every city can become smarter.
I had the privilege in participating in this event and believe that Schneider Electric left a lasting impression, my colleagues made valuable connections and we made a huge step forward in visually presenting the breadth of products and solutions we have to offer to the market. A new chapter has been opened.