Transit agencies are keen to find new ways to improve operations efficiency and customer services by leveraging wireless communication technology and scarce financial resources. Their objectives are to enhance customer experience, safety, security, emergency response, resource allocation, asset management and revenue generation.
The deployment of wireless technologies presents an attractive, cost effective opportunity to achieve these objectives. The wireless infrastructure such as NFC (Near Field Communication), GPS (Global Positioning System), RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems), CBTC (Communication Based Train Control), PTC (Positive Train Control), and WSN (Wireless Sensor Networks) have enabled delivery of a wide range of applications in transit such as open fare collection, mobility on demand, digital advertising, remote monitoring, control of vehicles, surveillance, mechanical diagnostics and real-time information dissemination.
The organizations such as IEEE, ETSI and FCC are evaluating standards for technologies that enable interoperable data solutions based on open architecture. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the emergence of high speed, high fidelity and high capacity 5G wireless networks can connect transit wireless applications with smart city initiatives. These connections can provide data for day to day city services and predictive analytics. They can support provision of city social services, parking management, and traffic control as well as monitoring of air pollution, noise levels and weather changes. The data could be gathered in real time and used for policies, strategic goals, performance management, planning, capital programming, engineering, procurement as well as operations and maintenance of city services.
Global Mass Transit is hosting its second conference on Wireless Communications in Transit on June 20-21, 2017 at the Willard InterContinental in Washington, D.C.
The mission of the conference is to discuss the current regulatory environment, implementation status and emerging pathways for the application of wireless technologies in the public transportation industry.
Tuesday, 20 June, 2017 - Wednesday, 21 June, 2017 8:30 AM - 2:30 PMEastern Time
Willard InterContinental1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NorthwestDistrict of Columbia WashingtonUSA
Deepti Gusain Global Mass Transit
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