Cintra and Assembly Intelligence, an affiliate of Assembly Ventures, announced their partnership at the SXSW Conference & Festival in Austin, Texas, on March 14. The two companies will jointly focus on accelerating the development and deployment of technology-enabled transportation infrastructure.
"Cintra is proud to announce our partnership with a visionary company like Assembly Intelligence and we look forward to working towards the common goal of improved mobility. Collaborating with industry leaders is key to developing innovative mobility solutions that create a more connected, safer, and sustainable mobility for all."
This announcement was made at SXSW’s Global Smart City Roundtable, where both companies participated in the discussion. Invited guests included corporate, startup, investment and public sector representatives like City of Austin transportation officials. They all met to share current projects and best practices for the development of city technology platforms, innovative financing, the role and importance of data, and growing access and inclusion in communities. Event organizers included Digi.City, Austin Smart Cities Alliance, Innovation Bridge Europe and Midwest House.
Cintra will work with Assembly Intelligence to engage key sector leaders in critical dialogue around the future of technology transformation in vehicle connectivity, safety, and sustainability.
Chris Thomas, cofounder and partner of Assembly Intelligence, said his company is:
"Incredibly excited to kick off this partnership with Cintra both for their focus on the future of technology-enabled infrastructure as well as for the opportunity to work together alongside a firm with a truly global reach. He went on to say continuing to build transportation infrastructure the way we have for decades is a lost cause. The future of mobility will emerge around the next generation of infrastructure, systems and applications."
Nearly half of all vehicles are expected to have some level of autonomy by 2030. This poses a unique challenge for the safety and efficiency of our transportation infrastructure and will require continued development of smart technologies. This is where Cintra’s AIVIA Smart Roads initiative comes into play.
The initiative, which already includes Microsoft, 3M, Telefonica, Kapsch, Capgemini and Intel, is focused on the development of infrastructure and technology that ensures conventional and autonomous vehicles (AVs) can co-exist harmoniously and safely.
AIVIA is continuously recruiting partners to help create the most comprehensive ecosystem of technology software to build a complete, connected corridor solution that evolves as new technologies and innovations are developed.
“Imagine improving fluidity, connectivity and safety through smart highways, AVs and other forms of transport without the constant need for new roadway capacity,” said Sanchez. “In that case, there are positive implications for wellbeing, the environment, taxes and investment—and who doesn’t want that?”