More than a dozen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have paralyzed public works to tackle the spread of the COVID-19, while others have continued with the works, complying, with the necessary sanitary protocols, such as social distancing and rotation of employees shifts, to mitigate the risks of contagion and virus spread, as announced by the governments. The … [Read more...] about Smart BIDding: unlocking the potential of Data Analysis
Without a doubt, we are living in the biggest crisis of our lifetime. Global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is heading towards negative territory for the first time since World War II. The coronavirus outbreak has now affected 184 countries with over 1,3 million infected and 73,000 deaths. Crises are often deemed a “before” and “after” moment, and with only two months … [Read more...] about What COVID-19 today tells us about the world tomorrow (and its implications for transport)
The first blog about the results from the Regional Public Good “Improving vehicle safety standards in Latin America and the Caribbean through the adoption of UN Regulations and consumer information systems” According to the Global Burden of Disease (GBD), road traffic accidents killed approximately 110,000 people in the LAC region in 2017, and left many more severely disabled. … [Read more...] about Improving the Crash Safety Performance of Vehicles Saves Lives
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (#WDoR) – initiated by the UK’s RoadPeace Founder in 1993, adopted by the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) beginning in 1995, and formally endorsed by United Nations, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 60/5, 2005 – is commemorated on the third Sunday in November. In the years since the day was first … [Read more...] about Road traffic deaths disproportionately affecting developing countries: Could technology help us tackle speed enforcement?
We are standing in front of a small electric autonomous shuttle. Instead of a steering wheel, pedals and a driver, it has screens that show information about the climate, destinations and nearby places. An autonomous vehicle with 6 LiDARs, 2 radars and 4 cameras instead of rear-view mirrors. This transport system uses machine learning algorithms that run on a high-performance … [Read more...] about A driverless world: Autonomous, 3-D and Cognitive