August 12, 2020

An Argument Towards a Proactive Traffic Management Perspective

While it is true that there has been a decrease in traffic and vehicles on the road during COVID-19, it hasn’t been all positive news from a traffic management perspective.

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August 11, 2020

Nature’s “Autonomous Vehicles” – Humboldt Squid

Post by: Shai Maron, VP R&D Take one look at the creatures who inhabit the […]

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June 23, 2020

Webinar Takeaways: “Advancing Regional Cross-Agency Collaboration During Unforeseen Circumstances”

In a recent webinar hosted by the National Operations Center of Excellence (NOCoE), three panelists explored the challenges that different agencies have experienced, as well as the adjustments they have made to communicating and operating as a result.

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May 28, 2020

The Rise and Fall of Air Pollution as we Navigate COVID-19

One of the few silver linings brought about by the COVID-19 crisis has been a major reduction in driving activity. With states emerging from quarantine, what impact will this have on vehicle emissions and air pollution?

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May 18, 2020

How Waycare Responds to Its Users’ Needs

As a result of changing traffic patterns, Waycare has developed new layers for its map-based interface, highlighting COVID-19 testing sites and essential locations which are more likely to become inundated with traffic.

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May 12, 2020

Algorithms and the Digital Age: A Brief History

Today, we hear the word algorithm and associate it with machine learning, artificial intelligence, and modern technology. It is interesting to note however, that algorithms and the concepts they are based on pre-date computers by thousands of years.

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May 8, 2020

Public Transportation is On Life Support: How We Must Revive It

Largely ignored in all this has been the role of public transportation. With ridership down to nearly zero, and with it revenues, public transportation is now on life support.

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April 23, 2020

Good News: Crashes & Traffic Deaths are Down; Bad News: Not by THAT Much!

With a large fraction of the US under ‘shelter in place’ orders, we would expect to see a major decline in emergency braking, crashes, and traffic fatalities. But wait! …

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April 21, 2020

Finding Coronavirus Hot Spots: Waycare Enlists its Technology

Waycare has joined in the fight to combat the Coronavirus. We have designed a zip code level map accompanied by a questionnaire to support health professionals and the public identify regional hotspots.

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April 12, 2020

Leveraging Connected Vehicles: Cars as Ants

What if we treated our vehicles like ants? What if vehicles exchanged information through their own antennae (sensors and WiFi)? In fact, they do.

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March 26, 2020

Dear Coronavirus: What Have You Done to my Commute?

Times like these provide a stark reminder of the fragility of our highly interconnected society. How we will reimagine our transportation network when a sense of normalcy returns?

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March 11, 2020

People Profiles: Michal Rosenthal

Read an interview with Michal Rosenthal, Data Scientist at Waycare. Michal expands on how she came into her role, what she does in her free time, and more.

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February 28, 2020

People Profiles: Yaniv Costica

As a core member of the Waycare team, Yaniv Costica works as a Data Engineer in the Tel Aviv, Israel office. Yaniv joined the company over two years ago when there were only six employees on the team…

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February 21, 2020

Public-Private Partnerships: What makes them successful?

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) have long been hailed as the remedy for inefficiencies in public sector projects. Through the joined force of the public and private sectors…

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January 16, 2020

People Profiles: Efrat Barak Zadok

Meet Efrat Barak Zadok, our Customer Support Manager based in our Tel Aviv, Israel office. Efrat has worked with Waycare since April 2019…

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November 21, 2019

Autonomous Vehicles: The Modern Day Trolley Problem and the True Cost of Progress

A runaway trolley is moving toward a group of five people who are tied up on the tracks. You are near a switch that could divert the trolley’s path to a side track, but doing so would kill one person on that track line.

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November 6, 2019

The Car Didn’t Bark: Why ‘Near Misses’ Are Critical

When something happens, it generates data. But what about when something nearly happens, but doesn’t?

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October 21, 2019

Why UPS Avoids Left Turns – and What Cities Can Learn from It

Federal research shows that about forty percent of car crashes occur in intersections, most of them due to left-hand turns. One company has been aware of this for over a decade.

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August 21, 2019

Budgeting in the Age of Cloud Computing

Cloud infrastructure has proven to increase effectiveness, however many government agencies have failed to implement it. How can they do so within a reasonable budget?

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August 20, 2019

Rewriting History: What If the US Federal Highway System Had Not Been Built?

Let’s consider an alternate reality in which Eisenhower did not win the presidency. In that case, what would the USA look like without the federal highway system?

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July 26, 2019

Self-Driving Cars: Why It’s Taking So Long

Why is it taking so long for self-driven cars to take over our roads? So many lives could be saved! Here is the rather sad answer.

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May 10, 2019

Can We Get Drivers to Slow Down?

Of some 40,000 traffic deaths in the US every year, almost a fourth (9,723) were directly the result of excessive speed. The question is, how can we get drivers to slow down – and save lives?

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February 5, 2019

Why Curitiba, Brazil, is Not Houston, Texas

Curitiba is a Brazilian city a thousand miles south of Brazilia, capital of the state of Parana, and built to replicate the futuristic city to the north. In 1972, cars were banned. No cars in center-city Curitiba!

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December 18, 2018

From Artificial Intelligence to Neural Networks: Technology to Make Cities Smarter

What is a “Smart City” anyway? While definitions vary, Swisscom provides a comprehensive definition worth […]

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October 18, 2018

Untying the Gordian Knot

The phrase “untying the Gordian knot” has come to mean, solving a near-unsolvable problem. Traffic congestion in Israel a major problem, in fact it is 3.5 times that of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) average.

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September 17, 2018

Can Autonomous Helicopters Save Traffic Deaths?

There is a great deal of talk about autonomous vehicles. But what about autonomous helicopters?

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September 5, 2018

US Interstate Highway System: Why It Took 62 Years to Complete and How the Idea Arose in Germany

Why did it take so long? How was it paid for? Why is the word “Defense” in the original bill? And what can we learn from this piece of history, regarding modern traffic management?

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August 15, 2018

Living – or Driving – at the Edge: Bringing Computing Closer to Home

Among baby boomers, there is a familiar phenomenon called boomerang boomers. They leave home, travel the world, seek their fortune – and sometimes, return home to Mom and Dad…

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August 13, 2018

“If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.”

Management begins with measurement. But if you measure incorrectly, you will almost certainly manage traffic incorrectly.

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July 31, 2018

Looking Forward: The Autonomous Vehicle Revolution

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) will inevitably become the dominant form of transportation in the 21st century. They represent a radical leap forward in automotive technology…

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July 26, 2018

Privacy Laws: How Will They Impact Self-Driven Cars?

GDPR raises an interesting question. When autonomous cars each generate terabytes of information, what are the privacy implications?

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July 12, 2018

Smart Cities: A Guide for the Perplexed

These days, everything is smart. Smartphones, smart digital assistants (Alexa), even smart refrigerators. Well, cities too want to be smart. But what exactly is a smart city? Here is a short guide.

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July 5, 2018

Connected Cars: Are drivers comfortable sharing their data?

what value will connected cars create? What unmet needs will this technology solve? How comfortable are drivers sharing their data?

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June 21, 2018

How much are 40,000 lives worth?

How much does the Federal Government invest in road safety?   Approximately 1% of spending on crime and less than 1% of spending on terror.

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June 13, 2018

Traffic Lights: A Short History

The first set of traffic lights were gas-lit and installed in London, outside the Houses of Parliament, on December 9, 1868

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May 31, 2018

DSRC What It Is, What It Will Do For Us.

The US Department of Transportation has embraced DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communications) as its favored technology for “the future of safe driving”. What is DSRC?

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May 10, 2018

The Right Way to Make Our Cities Smarter

We have a problem with modern cities. Increasingly, a growing proportion of economic innovation and […]

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September 7, 2017

What is Artificial Intelligence?

The term artificial intelligence is, in our view, is a very misleading one.  Here is […]

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A Look Into the Future of Smart Cities

An article published some five years ago [1] in a European scholarly journal provides a […]

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August 15, 2017

What is Machine Learning?

Machine learning is a part of what is known as “artificial intelligence”.  It is essentially […]

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August 7, 2017

What is Deep Learning and What are Neural Networks

    Waycare makes use of the ‘deep learning’ technology, in turn closely related to ‘neural […]

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