Infrastructure improvements and targeted safety programmes receive much of the focus for achieving a Vision Zero transport system. However less attention is given to transport and land use activities that could undermine this ambitious goal.
We often hear the term artificial intelligence thrown around, a phrase which can be interpreted in many different ways. Artificial intelligence has undoubtedly changed how we interact with technology, from facial recognition on our smart phones, to Netflix recommendations. Most of us interact with artificial intelligence every day without even realising it. It is easy to think that these tools are reserved for the likes of Google or Apple, but these techniques and technologies are becoming more and more accessible across a range of industries and applications.
Have you ever walked past a modern construction site and marvelled at the fancy-looking gadgets in use? The staples are still there; excavators, concrete mixers and power tools – but some things have definitely changed, and for the better. These days crews use tools such as 3D laser scanners and high precision GPS systems, which can connect to hundreds of overhead satellites. With all this new digital techology in play, we’re generating a wealth of data - but how are we managing it, and where does it all go?
Abley are proud to partner with Safe Software, who have been recognised by Gartner in the 2020 Magic Quadrant for Data Integration Tools.
Well done to Ann-Marie Head, Dave Smith and Becky Tuke for getting their research report on "Developing methodologies for improving customer levels of service for walking" published by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
Congratulations to Hamish Kingsbury who is now a Safe Software Certified FME Server Professional.
Over the last few months, the internet has been rife with articles discussing the impacts of COVID-19, including a few contemplating the upsides for society and the environment.
Kaizen - the Japanese word for continuous improvement. While this is most often seen in business management and performance contexts, and often disregarded as another buzzword, its fundamental premise should not be. Continuous improvement is about making small, incremental improvements that in the short, medium, and long term add up to significant operational or financial benefits, as well as enhanced customer satisfaction.
The Downstream conference is billed as “Energy Sector's Annual Strategic Forum” and was held in Wellington from 3-4 August 2020. Mark Thompson headed along to check out the conference, and to share our digital engineering and geospatial expertise in vegetation encroachment analysis.