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NYC, Tampa & I-80 will be smarter cities with connected car CV Pilot

“The USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program goal is testing and deploying connected vehicle technologies in physical, real-world environments. The CV Pilots are designed to address transportation and mobility challenges by examining how connected technologies like those provided by Savari and Autotalks can better connect transportation assets into an interactive network.” See More . . . Source: http://www.autoconnectedcar.com/2016/04/nyc-tampa-i-80-will-be-smarter-cities-with-connected-car-cv-pilot/By: Bryan Jonston

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Downtown Tampa will get Zipcar service, on-demand shuttle

“Zipcar operates in more than 30 major metropolitan markets, and more than 500 college campuses, and in more than 50 airports. The company cites a Transportation Research Board/National Academy of Sciences study that found each shared car takes about 15 private cars off the road.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tbo.com/news/business/downtown-tampa-will-get-zipcar-service-on-demand-shuttle-20160426/By: Jerome R. Stockfisch | Tribune Staff

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State DOTs Using Drones to Improve Safety, Collect Data Faster and Cut Costs

“2016 survey of departments of transportation found that 17 State DOTs have either researched, tested and/or used UAVs for bridge inspections, accident clearance, surveying, fotography or for identifying, monitoring and mitigating risks posed by land slides, rock slides or flooding.” See More . . . Source: https://youtu.be/ppvL5CZqumM?list=PLl2me4cCqyo-FvWEpHOgp3wDSsdJg0BH_By: AASHTO – Transportation TV

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New app to offer free rides in downtown Tampa

“With the future of Uber and Lyft still up in the air in Tampa Bay, a new ride-sharing service prepares to hit the streets. The app is called Downtowner. With the push of a button, you can get a free ride anywhere in downtown Tampa aboard a six-seater, open-air vehicle.” See More . . . Source: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/105528841-storyBy: Crystal Clark, FOX …

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DDOT joins Waze Connected Citizens program

“Established as a two-way data share, Waze receives partner input such as feeds from road sensors, adds publicly available incident and road closure reports from the Waze traffic platform; and returns one of the most succinct, thorough overviews of current road conditions today.” See More . . . Source: http://thinkinghighways.com/ddot-joins-waze-connected-citizens-program/By: Thinking Highways

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Obama pledges nearly $4 billion for self-driving cars

“Auto companies praised the Obama administration for displaying a commitment to allowing carmakers to develop self-driving vehicles, but they cautioned that the federal government will not be able to foster a market for the automated cars alone. ” See More . . . Source: http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/265932-obama-pledges-nearly-4-billion-for-self-driving-carsBy: Keith Laing – The Hill

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MIT Wins Hyperloop Competition, And Elon Musk Drops In

“In addition to the student teams, private companies have begun work on various aspects of the Hyperloop project. The most progress has been made by Hyperloop Tech, whose Chief Technology Officer, Brogan BamBrogan, said in an interview at the event that the Hyperloop will be roughly as energy efficient as a conventional train, and much more efficient than high-speed rail …

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Gasparilla: to Uber or not to Uber?

“Captain Morgan is partnering with Uber this weekend, offering $20 ride vouchers for Gasparilla attendees 21 and over. Just enter the promo code ‘pirateresponsibly’ in the Uber app by 2 p.m. Saturday for a chance to be one of 1,000 winners. The discount is redeemable for rides taken before Monday.” See More . . . Source: http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/baybuzz/gasparilla-to-uber-or-not-to-uber/2263330By: CAITLIN JOHNSTON, TIMES …

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Here comes the Hyperloop

“In August 2013, Elon Musk proposed the Hyperloop, a new transportation system able to travel at near the speed of sound. Capsules carrying passengers move through a pathway of reinforced, low-pressure tubes at 760 miles per hour. Current obstacles to travel, such as weather conditions, are eliminated. Plans are underway to start building the first full-scale passenger version in Kings …

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Hyundai to develop fully autonomous cars by 2030

“Hyundai Motor Group said that it is focusing Kia’s R&D resources on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The new technologies will join the suite of technologies already offered by Kia on its latest production vehicles in many of its global markets, including the Sorento and the soon-to-be-launched all-new Optima and Sportage.” See More . . . Source: …

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