Advanced emergency warning is on the way thanks to a 3.0 commitment from major broadcasters. Call it coincidence. Call it synchronicity. Call it whatever you want, but today three items crossed my desk that left me shaking my head. First, Reuters’ Brian Snyder reported in “Lack of power, phones hampering rescue efforts after Hurricane Michael,” that hundreds of volunteers from Texas had headed to Florida to help locate more than 1,100 people—mostly in Panama City— who have gone missing following Hurricane Michael.
Infrastructure Decisions Could Be Key to ATSC 3.0 Adoption.
On Monday, April 8th, Tina Quigley, CEO of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, joined a panel of thought leaders in the roll-out of connected transportation.
Broadcasters and CE companies are rightly focused on in-vehicle infotainment as a pathway for getting ATSC 3.0 receivers in connected vehicles. However, public sector leaders like Ms. Quigley will make key decisions on communications standards and specs in vehicles and roadside infrastructure — decisions that are vital for adoption of ATSC 3.0.
The panel provided an invaluable roadmap for anyone interested in the intersection of Next Gen TV and intelligent transportation.