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Big Data & Sensors: Blowing Up Transportation


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Panel Picker Submission for SXSW 2014

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Big Data & Sensors: Blowing Up Transportation

  1. 1. Big Data & Sensors: Blowing Up Transportation SXSW 2014 Panel Picker Submission
  2. 2. The Panelists Jon Zeitler ZipCar Fmr EVP for Corporate Development Mayor Vincent Gray Washington, DC U.S. Congressman Blake Farenthold Texas Evan Burfield 1776 Cofounder Moderator
  3. 3. ““In 2008, for the first time, half the world's population is living in towns and cities. By 2030, the urban population will reach 5 billion – 60% of the world's population.” UN Population Division
  4. 4. Almost all of the world’s population growth will be in cities—particularly cities in the developing world. With finite budgets and increasingly urgency on limiting energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, transportation is rapidly becoming the critical issue for cities and regions in both the developing and developed world. Transportation is also a primary example of the potential for big data, sensors, and social media to help cities meet these challenges. Multimodal transport and routing, managing traffic flow, resource sharing, parking, and entirely new modes of transportation are all rapidly changing the infrastructure conversation away from roads to data, enabling a smarter, mobile lifestyle in major cities. This emphasis on data, however, creates entirely new challenges for entrepreneurs and policymakers alike as they work within legacy policy frameworks for everything from transportation funding allocation to privacy and open government data. The Discussion
  5. 5. 1. From big data and social to the rapid proliferation of personal and municipal sensors, is transportation the next major industry to explode? 2. With data fusion across personal and municipal sensors becoming vital, who owns and controls the data? 3. How can transportation policy move beyond its love affairs with roads? 4. As collaborative consumption becomes pervasive, what’s the role of government in an era of shared private property? 5. With the changing landscape for dynamic multimodal transportation, are current models for transportation planning across commercial, federal, regional, and municipal groups obsolete? Five Key Questions