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Collaboration, Open Solutions, and Innovation (COSI) are key strategies individuals and organizations ought to embrace in order to compete and succeed in the 21st century. The adoption and application of these strategies is spreading across most industries and fields of study - including the Transportation Industry.

When combined, these COSI strategies create a robust model for accelerating synergy, creativity, and continuous change.  Many of the innovative 'open' solutions used across the Transportation sector are being released under one or more open source licensing arrangements to individuals and organizations.

Transportation involves the movement of people and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, rail, road, water, pipeline, and more.

Coupled with the proliferation of 'open access' publications & training materials, 'open source' software, 'open source' hardware,  'open' architecture & standards, 'open data' and other 'open' solutions will have tremendous beneficial consequences for individuals and organizations around the world developing and using transportation systems.

The 'Open Way'

The 'Open Source Way' is more than a software development model; it defines the characteristics of a culture. The open source way thrives on broad collaboration and shared effort.
  • The 'open way' is about possibility. Open source presents a new way to solve old problems. To share ideas and effort.
  • The 'open way' way opens doors. Open source offers a new perspective. Open, not closed. Collaboration, not isolation.
  • The 'open way' way multiplies: Knowledge. Effort. Inspiration. Creativity. Innovation. The impact is exponential.
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Sustainable Transportation Systems for the Future

The field of transportation can be sub-divided into infrastructure, transport vehicles, and business operations.

  • Transport infrastructure consists of the fixed installations necessary to transport people or various types of goods. This includes roads, railways, airways, waterways, pipelines, terminals, and refueling stations.
  • Vehicles traveling on these networks may include automobiles, bicycles, trucks, buses, trains, boats, and various types of aircraft.
  • Business operations deal with the way public or private sector transportation vehicles are operated, as well as dealing with financial, legal, and regulatory issues.

Transportation plays a crucial role in the stability and growth of most countries, as well as their ability to successfully compete in today's global economy.