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Robert Fischer is President of GTiMA, a Technology and Policy Advisor to Mandli Communications, and an Associate Editor of the SAE International Journal of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.
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Robert Fischer is President of GTiMA, a Technology and Policy Advisor to Mandli Communications, and an Associate Editor of the SAE International Journal of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Both GTiMA and Mandli work with national, international, and regional authorities to advance smart city standards, policies, and best practices – especially as they relate to the future of mobility. In addition to working with city and state governments on smart city and emerging mobility deployments, Robert currently sits on several boards and public advisory committees. He is a founding board member of the Hawaii AV Institute (HAVI) and the Wisconsin Automated, Connected, Electric, and Shared Mobility Association (WI ACES); a member of the Wisconsin DOT Automated Vehicle External Advisory Committee (WAVE); and a member of the AV Forum planning committee. Robert is also a regular contributor to the Wisconsin Connected and Automated Transportation Consortium news page, and the WI ACES newsletter. Robert holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and a master’s in software engineering from Cal State Fullerton.

Recent Posts

Blog post
February 8, 2021, 12pm PST
You just got the top transportation job in the country. What are your priorities? Who are your allies? And one last question: Do you even want the job?
Robert Fischer
Blog post
February 2, 2021, 8am PST
Singapore's carefully designed public housing that supports mixed-incomes, green space, and access to high-quality transportation is a good benchmark for the Biden administration's new push to root out systemic racism in the housing market.
Robert Fischer
Blog post
November 24, 2020, 8am PST
Transportation is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S, making President-elect Biden’s choice for Transportation Secretary—and the department’s policies on emissions, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles—critical.
Robert Fischer
Blog post
June 3, 2020, 12pm PDT
As the world rebounds from the first wave of coronavirus, and countries around the globe prepare to spend trillions of dollars for stimulus, should the funds be earmarked to flatten the climate curve?
Robert Fischer
January 28, 2020, 11am PST
Though studies show that over their lifetime EVs produce fewer emissions than gas guzzlers, EVs generate considerably more CO2 than a gas car on the assembly line, making renewably sourced energy a key factor for an EV to break even with a gas car.
Wisconsin AV Proving Ground
January 9, 2020, 10am PST
As we enter the digital age of transportation, cities are finding new ways to digitize their policies.
Wisconsin Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground
Blog post
September 16, 2019, 9am PDT
The physical scale and unprecedented population growth in some cities have officials grappling with how to manage their transportation network. The Open Mobility Foundation has a bold, digitally-based vision to help cities meet their mobility goals.
Robert Fischer
Blog post
July 24, 2019, 2pm PDT
Recent reporting shows the U.S. falling behind its neighbors in both smart city deployments and 5G network rollouts—the latter of which is slated to be the connective tissue of these future cities. The news has some experts on edge.
Robert Fischer
April 19, 2019, 10am PDT
The infrastructure required to support 5G is going to be massive, and while improvements in throughput sound great, one of the best kept – and dirtiest – secrets about 5G is the energy consumption required to support the network.
wiscav.org
Blog post
April 2, 2019, 12pm PDT
While 2019 doesn’t scream smart city revolution, we are seeing signs of significant smart city evolution.
Robert Fischer