The data from the sensors is fed to machine-learned analytic applications which aggregate the data right there on the edge gateway, enabling onboard real-time decision-making. (See figure below), Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030 – One Hundred Year Study. Although at the time of this writing, a crash during testing has forced the company to suspend autonomous tests in Arizona and pause its Pittsburgh operations. Source: Transportation Research Board (division of the National Research Council of the United States ). The computer has become a huge contributor in business. Although, it is not clear what the baseline readings for these metrics were, thus a concrete measurable impact may not be feasible at the time of writing. Government and legal regulations regarding these ethical considerations will dictate the pace of innovation and adoption in the industry over the foreseeable period. Major challenges in the transportation industry like capacity problems, safety, reliability, environmental pollution, and wasted energy are providing ample opportunity (and potential for high ROI) for AI innovation. Experts like Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking predict that AI can be a grey area when the root of AI decisions cannot be comprehended by humans. We discuss the case of Rapid Flow Technologies, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off. Some examples are given below: In October 2016, Uber announced a driverless truck made by Otto that successfully drove 120 miles at 55 mph without any issues. The personnel and financial costs of these accidents are quite substantial. TuSimple uses Nvidia graphic processing units (GPUs) including the. For example, one current use-case for AI-enhanced demand and forecast modeling in road freight transportation management can be found here. Deciding whether to build a new road, how much money should be allocated to maintenance and rehabilitation activities and which road segments or bridges to maintain, and whether to divert traffic to an alternative route in an incident situation. This can also be applied to public transport for optimal scheduling and routing. According to IBM, five developer APIs from the Watson IoT for Automotive platform were integrated with Olli including Speech to Text, Natural Language Classifier, Conversation, Entity Extraction and Text to Speech. According to the US transportation research board, emerging applications of AI in transportation planning are in travel behavioral models, city infrastructure design and planning, and demand modeling for public and cargo transport. Rapid Flow, that Surtrac helped reduce travel times by more than 25% on average, and wait times declined an average of 40% during the course of the trial. The company has developed ‘intelligent’ locomotives to improve the efficiency (which translates to economic benefit) of their rail transport solutions. The United States Department of Transportation released a call for proposals (USDoT) in 2016 asking medium-size cities to imagine smart city infrastructure for transportation. Disadvantages of Computer. Rapid Flow claims that Surtrac helped reduce travel times by more than 25% on average, and wait times declined an average of 40% during the course of the trial. , but what else lies ahead? According to Deloitte, global healthcare spending is expected to grow annually by 4.1% from 2017-2021, up from just 1.3% in 2012-2016. Public transport is nothing but… Companies will need new strategies to navigate this dynamic environment. All rights reserved.