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Oftentimes CIOs of municipal and county governments are overwhelmed by the groundbreaking potential of big data within their cities. They are intrigued at the thought of big data analytics, but are often unsure how to go about implementing a solution within their jurisdictions.
Companies like Google have already introduced driverless vehicles, so planning discussions are needed, so that, when the time comes, governments are more prepared to deal with connected/automated vehicles, says Wes Guckert, a Maryland transportation planning expert.