Thinking Highways Articles
Follow the leader

What if we could reduce fuel consumption, road congestion and driver fatigue all at the same time? The technology is evolving that will do just that and it’s called platooning....

Defining development

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” So said President Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), 26th President of the United States and 120 years later his words still...

Whole in one

Scottsdale, Arizona’s new traffic management center was born out of necessity, as Bruce Dressler explains. Twenty years ago, the Phoenix Open moved to Scottsdale’s Tournament Players Club in Scottsdale, Arizona...

Safety in numbers

Using wireless technology for smarter safety for buses and other modes of transportation, by Ariana Drivdahl. When it comes to transportation safety, most people think about the basics – do...

Broadcast news

Bernie Wagenblast is as synonymous with traffic information as Henry Ford is with automobiles. The industry veteran looks back over a 40-year career and documents how times have changed. For...

Santander: The Smartest Smart City

The city of Santander is an old seaport on the north coast of Spain. A couple times a week, a ferry brings over a handful of English tourists who crowd...

Life lessons

Faced with increasing demands and rapidly advancing technology, it is tempting to opt for a complete system overhaul when upgrading a TMS display. But, as Peter van Dijk highlights, such...

A time for action

Sonja Heikkilä discusses the reorganization of Mobility Service Provision in Helsinki and the promotion of Mobility as a Service. The introduction of information and communication technology (ICT) in transportation will...

Map‘n‘tag

Sonja Koesling on how crowdsourcing technology is making significant inroads into the advanced traffic management arena. It started out like Hansel and Gretel in 2004, when Steve Coast started to...

The future is green…eCoMove green

Europe has little choice but to go down the path towards cooperative eco-mobility since every “business-as-usual” prediction seems to lead to an unsustainable future, with more or less severely restrained...

Proof of ownership

Today’s automobiles create and collect an enormous amount of data – but who owns it? Who can use it? And what can it be used for? Bob Williams investigates a...