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Technology Innovation: The Key to Solving Some of Our Most Pressing Transportation Challenges

…s never been quicker or easier. However, there are a few key global trends driving the need to invest further in transportation technology. With the growing wave of urbanization, the aging of the population, and the resulting global demands on supply chains in developed and developing nations, current transportation systems will have a difficult time keeping up with demand. These trends are converging to create a remarkable challenge for our tran…

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Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: Understanding the Evolution of Internet Users, Devices and Connections

Today’s networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Many residential, business, and mobile Internet Protocol (IP) networking trends are being driven largely by the combination of video, social networking, and advanced collaboration applications, termed “visual networking.”  In fact, total Internet traffic has experienced dramatic growth in the past decade alone. Take a look at this inte…

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Delivering Better Transportation Solutions In a Connected World With Cisco IoE

Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota, the U.S. Department of Transportation.  It’s no surprise why they were front and center at the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) World Congress which wrapped up in Detroit last week.   But, Cisco? Barry Einsig, Cisco Global Transportation Executive and John Gillan, Sales Relationship Manager for Cisco Advanced Services prepare for a customer meeting at ITS World Congress. “Reinventing Transportation in our Connect…

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Location Based Services Enabling Smart Connected Cities

Smart Cities and the Internet of Everything have become commonly used terms over the past year or two. Both represent huge opportunities for both business growth and also for the delivery of better services and experiences for consumers and citizens alike. The size of this IoE opportunity has been widely predicted to exceed $14 Trillion[1] and within this just the Smart Cities component has been estimated to be worth $1,266 Billion[2] by 2019.  …

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Internet of Things – The Technical Reality

…s well. Trains deal with moving people and stuff. They can already do it more efficiently than any other form of transportation Railroads are four times more fuel efficient than trucks. They can move one ton of goods about 500 miles on a single gallon of fuel. They are on average 20 times more efficient than the automobile for transportation of passengers…assuming they are filled to capacity. In fact, efficiency goes way down when they run with a…

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