GTiMA Attending the 11th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management
Location: Minneapolis, MN | Date: July 11, 2016
As part of a broader effort to explore the evolving relationship between government transportation asset management and the emerging autonomous vehicle industry, GTiMA Board of Directors are attending the National Conference of Transportation Asset Management.
Steve Caya, Board Member and Head of Production at Roadview, Inc., said he believes “there is a real opportunity to align the base map technology being explored by the autonomous vehicle industry with the needs of departments of transportation and their asset management systems.” He added, “this conference is an excellent forum to meet face-to-face with government officials at the state and federal level to better understand exactly what their needs are.”
Robert Fischer, President of GTiMA, said “the highly touted base map currently being promoted by auto manufacturers like Google and BMW can serve two functions: it can enable the car to know precisely where it is on the road while simultaneously providing departments of transportation a window into the quality of our roadways. This is a classic two birds with one stone situation, but the key is that both systems – the car base map and the DOT asset management system – must be compatible.”
The Transportation Research Board is sponsoring the 11th National Conference on Transportation Asset Management on July 10-12, 2016, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference is expected to cover a broad range of topics on surface transportation modes of interest to agencies in the early stages of implementation of asset management as well as agencies that are in later stages of the implementation process.
The Geospatial Transportation Information Management Association (GTiMA) works to promote sustainable economic growth by improving the management of transportation systems. In concert with its membership and industry partners, GTiMA develops and sponsors industry standards, best practices and legislative policies that advance the selection and use of geospatial transportation mapping technology in three key areas: smart grid solutions, autonomous vehicle solutions, and smart city solutions.