Senior Research Engineer Ginger Goodin and Associate Research Engineer Rajat Rajbhandari of the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) have proposed two panels for the South by Southwest Conference to be held March 9-18, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Both panels examine how technology and transportation intersect to impact our quality of life.
How Government Can Fast-track New Mobility (Goodin)
As the technology and automotive industries develop automated vehicles and new service models for mobility, the public sector plays a crucial role in defining the policy pathways to accelerate market introduction and realize social benefits. Ginger Goodin leads a panel of public sector leaders that represent the epicenters of automated vehicle development – Silicon Valley and Detroit – as they share their successes and insights into advancing innovation through testbeds, partnerships and public policy.
Blockchain Opportunities in Mobility and Logistics (Rajbhandari)
With release of Bitcoin into public domain in 2008 by Satoshi Nakamato, floodgate of blockchain apps have opened. There is no doubt that blockchain tech has potentials to reduce friction in transportation verticals and make them secure. Rajat Rajbhandari’s panel examines the potential to use machine to machine and payments using crypto currencies for frictionless payments. The panel will unlock opportunities and challenges for blockchain in logistics, supply chain, and shared mobility.
Sound interesting? Help set the agenda for SXSW 2018. Voting ends August 25.