Smart Roads, Smart Cars: How IT is Transforming Transportation

Thursday, May 14, 2009 (All day)
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Until now most advances in transportation relied on physical materials—more cement and steel. But now, progress in surface transportation will depend increasingly on making the system more intelligent, through the use of sensors, computers and communication technology. In short, IT can play a key role in the safety, efficiency and convenience of transportation, including for cars, trucks and mass transit.

Join ITIF President Rob Atkinson for an engaging discussion of the findings from ITIF’s recent report Digital Quality of Life: Transportation that explores the impact of IT on transportation. In addition, ITIF will be joined by a panel of experts to discuss policies Congress and the Administration can consider to drive the use of IT to enhance mobility, increase transportation safety and make a positive impact on the environment.

Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Mike Rogers
Representative
U.S. House of Representatives
Presenter
Scott Belcher
President and CEO
ITS America
Presenter
Jonathan Gifford
Director, Center for Transportation Public-Private Partnership Policy
George Mason University
Presenter