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Preemption and priority systems provide emergency vehicles with green lights, so they arrive at the scene of an incident faster and more safely. While this technology has been in existence for a number of years, the Glance system from Applied Information utilizes a new generation of innovations to reduce arrival times while increasing safety. Here’s how the Glance preemption and priority system works.
The Glance system is fundamentally different from older radio-based or line-of-sight systems. The solution seamlessly … Continue Reading
When preemption meets connectivity, the result is not only a quicker route for emergency service vehicles, it means a safer one, too. While preemption and priority technology has continually evolved, the addition of a cellular connection is a game-changer for the traffic and transportation industry.
Cellular connection brings wide-spread benefits
Cellular connectivity not only allows you to pinpoint the location of an emergency vehicle, but it also offers the ability to clear traffic ahead of their arrival at the upcoming … Continue Reading
I believe at this very moment our industry is facing an important tipping point. Each year a disturbingly high number of people are killed on our roads. Traffic and congestion are getting worse, and the effects on the environment are substantial. The big question is, how are we going to use technology to solve these issues?
Historically, transportation technology providers have focused on delivering boxes, gadgets, and software, and delivering these technologies to the government who owned and operated the … Continue Reading
When considering an upgrade or update of your transportation technology infrastructure, the investment you make should be not only wise but also forward-thinking. You should expect more than a single solution that solves a single need. Smart city transportation technology solutions allow you to gain added value with your investment. By anticipating future expenditures and requirements today, you can avoid costly upgrade expenses in the future. This ability creates a measurable return on your capital outlay.
Technology for today and… Continue Reading
Preemption, in one form or another, has been in existence for 40+ years. It has transitioned from optically based to GPS and has included sirens, sound activated systems, and even switchboards that connect circuits across town. In all cases, these solutions address the challenge of getting emergency vehicles to the scene as quickly and as safely as possible.
When city leaders debate the installation of a preemption system, there are several things to consider while making a decision, especially if … Continue Reading
Mobile data collection is rapidly changing the way transportation departments approach winter road management. New sensors and software are making real-time data collection an integral part of an efficient, effective, and safety-focused treatment strategy. In this post, we’ll take a look at critical ways this technology is enhancing your ability to manage winter road conditions and what you should do about it.
New sensors have enabled the move to mobile
All DOT’s incorporate weather data into their winter road management … Continue Reading
Applied Information today announced that its TravelSafely™ Smartphone app has been selected as winner of the Social Impact Award from Mobile Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global wireless and mobile market today.
“The concept behind the TravelSafely app is to create a community of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians united by technology to create a safer, more efficient and enjoyable travel experience,” said Bryan Mulligan, President of Applied Information. “Once motorists, … Continue Reading
Drivers in Marietta, Georgia will soon have smartphone access to city traffic data, according to CBS46 Evening News. The new app is meant to save drivers time and increase traffic safety. The city will deliver real-time information about emergency services, road construction, and traffic accidents through the TravelSafely app.
The TravelSafely app will provide drivers with verbal alerts about upcoming hazards, allowing them to stay informed while keeping their eyes on the road. “We do not want you to … Continue Reading
Most Americans would welcome any way to reduce their time in traffic, with the average U.S. work commute at 25.4 minutes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Now comes a tech tool that will do just that while making drivers safer.
Applied Information is developing the Glance TravelSafely™ smartphone app that allows two devices people use every day, smartphones and traffic lights, to talk to each other. With increased communication yielding greater knowledge and smoother connections, the tool will help … Continue Reading
When school is in session, accurate and clear school zone communication is critical in keeping pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers safe. Technology has advanced school beacon systems to keep accuracy, convenience, and security at the forefront. Here are ten features all modern Flashing School Zone Beacon systems should include:
1. Internal Cell Modem
By including an internal cellular modem, the beacons can maintain constant communication with the central system. Modern cellular modems have self-healing abilities for readjusting for power interruptions, etc. … Continue Reading
Smart City technology developed by Applied Information was deployed today by the City of Atlanta connecting traffic signals, emergency vehicles and school zone safety flashers to the Internet of Things as part of the Renew Atlanta infrastructure improvement program.
The Applied Information technology includes the Glance TravelSafely™ smartphone app which will connect drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to the infrastructure and each other to improve safety and mobility in the covered corridors.
“Through the everyday use of smartphones and other wireless … Continue Reading
Traffic signal preemption requests are critical to ensuring that emergency vehicles are able to arrive on scene as fast as possible. These systems ensure that the traffic signals are prepared for the emergency vehicle and ensure safe passage through the intersection. In this video you’ll see a live demonstration of how the technology is working in Marietta, GA.… Continue Reading
The Glance TravelSafely™ smartphone app features a pedestrian proximity alert to provide an extra measure of safety between drivers and passersby. Applied Information President Bryan Mulligan explains, “Connected vehicle applications run on smartphones.” When two connected smartphones are in close proximity, both users receive an audio warning indicating dangerous proximity.
“BSM and PSM messages are exchanged between the motorist and the pedestrian and cause warnings to be issued in the event of a risk of collision,” says Mulligan. In the … Continue Reading
City to Connect First Responders, School Beacons, Driver Feedback Signs, Vehicles, Pedestrians, School and Traffic Signals
The City of Marietta is pleased to announce it is entering the testing phase to deploy the new “Smart City” Marietta TravelSafely app that will soon be available on Apple and Android devices.
The Marietta TravelSafely app is designed to save lives by reducing first responder response time and making drivers, cyclists and pedestrians more visible to each other and improving traffic flow. Marietta … Continue Reading
A core feature of the new TravelSafely app from Applied Information is its ability to integrate with flashing school beacons. In this video, Bryan Mulligan narrates a demonstration of how the app encourages driver awareness in school zones.
TravelSafely™ uses map information to identify variable speed school zones. It also uses a connected vehicle messages to identify if the school zone is active. Says Mulligan, “The map message contains the geometry of the school zone, as well as the speed … Continue ReadingNext »