2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Smart Cars, Smarter Cities: New Transit Tech

Saturday, March 12
11:00AM - 12:00PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 8ABC
531 E 4th St

What does a smart road look like? Or a sharable car? Or a fully sensorized city? Mobile connectivity and the Internet of Things (IoT) offer city planners new ways to address urban inefficiencies, such as congested city arteries, insufficient parking and overburdened energy grids. Welcome to the era of “smart” cities. This session will explore the physical architecture of smart, connected, shareable cities - what they look like; how transportation and logistics will be disrupted by IoT; how the sharing economy is reshaping urban living; and how real-time use of data will help us move people and things more efficiently.

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Andrew Salzberg

Sr Operations Mgr


As senior operations manager at Uber, Andrew Salzberg is working to understand cities and urban growth. With his help, Uber is able to ensure there are cars where you want them, when you need them,...

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Iain Macbeth at SXSW

Iain Macbeth

Business Change Programme Mgr, Roads

Transport for London

London is Europe's first mega-city, with a population expected to reach 10 million by 2030. Iain will be exploring the challenges facing Transport for London in the face of this unprecedented popul...

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Michael Petricone at SXSW

Michael Petricone

Sr VP, Government & Regulatory Affairs

Consumer Technology Association

Susan Zielinski at SXSW

Susan Zielinski

Managing Dir SMART


SUE ZIELINSKI is Managing Director of SMART at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where since 2006 she has worked globally to advance New Mobility systems and the industry and enterprise that...

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