Schneider Electric to Discuss Developing Smart Cities at the ITS America 23rd Annual Meeting and Expo

In less than 40 years, 70 percent of the world’s populations will live and breathe in our cities, pushing our world’s cities to their breaking point due to the rapid growth.

The question is, can this growth be constructed in a sustainable way? Can we reduce the carbon footprint and overall environmental impact along the way? The answer is yes. At the ITS America Annual Meeting, Schneider Electric will unveil its innovative solutions that help re-design cities with sustainability in mind to create SmartCities, essentially making our urban areas more efficient and livable.

These innovations will reinvent how we look at growth and expansion of all cities, requiring involvement from the city itself, citizens, and businesses of all kinds. By integrating critical systems such as electric grids, public and private transportation systems, hospitals, and water distribution systems, every city can become smarter.

One example of this is U.S. 75 Integrated Corridor Management, which was implemented in the Dallas area. Schneider Electric will discuss how a comprehensive solution transformed Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) for its 220,000 daily passengers to ensure fast, comfortable, and economical travel by providing the comprehensive structure necessary to foster information-sharing and coordination across multiple agencies. The solution is part of Schneider Electric’s complete suite of Smart City and SmartMobility solutions that promote more efficient operations and uses of urban resources.

Schneider Electric will have a SmartMobility expert present on the pressing need to integrate arterial data and management systems into Transportation Systems Management and Operation (TSM&O) as well as Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) at the ITS America 23rd Annual Meeting and Expo.

Farhad Pooran, vice president of engineering, will moderate on the challenges, advancement, and issues facing deployment of arterial management systems as they integrate into ICM and TSM&O.