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Statement by Mary Brown on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Decision on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Technology

Today’s decision by the US Department of Transportation to move forward with vehicle-to-vehicle safety technology for cars and light trucks is welcome news. Not only does this mark the first use of radio technology that will make our driving experience safer, but it is also the first use of the Intelligent Transportation Service spectrum at 5.9 GHz that was set aside for these purposes nearly 15 years ago. Just as important, this is a victory…


Data Driven Platforms to Support IoT, SDN, and Cloud

…ocality, the fabric is distributed, but sometimes we know in advance that data produced by one application will be consumed by another that is relative close to the producer. It is unlikely that there will be one protocol or transportation layer for all applications and infrastructures. The data fabric should therefore be capable to support multiple protocols and transportation layers, and support mappings of well-known data store standards…


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Food Bank Employee Describes the Many Faces of Hunger

…the same program. In fiscal year 2012-2013, the Food Bank of CENC distributed a record 52 million pounds of food, enough for 43.5 million meals. Realizing that many people were unable to take advantage of this program due to transportation or time constraints, many food banks throughout the United States have begun bringing education about SNAP and application assistance directly into communities. For food banks, it’s another way to provide a…


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Cisco Connected Rail: Turning Vision into Reality

The world’s rail transportation systems are going places. From passenger trains that move people city to city at ever increasing speeds to freight trains that do the heavy lifting of global commerce, rail continues to power modern life. Cisco is thrilled to be a part of this dynamic industry and we enjoyed spotlighting Cisco Connected Rail solutions at a recent media event on Nov. 18-19 in New York City. The convergence of information and…


Cisco Positive Train Control: Enhancing End-to-End Rail Safety … and More

…0 is the first system release to deliver a comprehensive Cisco Validated Design (CVD) for an end-to-end PTC solution. This system combines Lilee’s strength in software-defined PTC radios with Cisco’s expertise in network and transportation. The Lilee Systems portfolio, OEM-ed through Cisco, delivers software-defined PTC radios located at base stations, along the track, and on the locomotive.  These are integrated with Cisco’s remote switching…


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