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The Internet of Things in Transportation and Logistics

Hilton Orrington/Evanston

The October 17th Industry Technical Workshop, held in conjunction with NUTC's Fall 2015 Business Advisory Council (BAC) Meeting, focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) in Transportation & Logistics .
IoT describes a network of physical and mobile objects or “things” embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity. In a transportation system, dynamic interaction between these “things” enables vehicular communication, smart traffic control, logistics and fleet management and optimization, intelligent port operations, vehicle control, and energy, maintenance and safety management, among others. The workshop featured speakers from transportation firms, internet infrastructure companies, and technology providers for the transportation industry, and will describe applications in trucking, rail, and port operations, and more.

Hani S. Mahmassani
William A. Patterson Distinguished Chair in Transportation
Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center
What is the Internet of Things, and Why Should We Care?

Sunny Bajaj
Director, Telecom Engineering, Transport and Infrastructure, BNSF Railway

IoT and Big Data
Darryn Faulkner
Vice President, Latin America, Navman Wireless
The Internet of Things is Talking, Are You Ready to Listen?
Kyle Connor
Business Development Manager, Transportation Cisco Systems, Inc.
Digital Transportation for Improved Safety, Mobility, and Efficiency
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