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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 Reading
When power is lost at an intersection, traffic signals go offline and these interruptions create dangerous traffic conditions. Traffic managers often have no idea there’s a problem until a motorist calls to report the outage. This leads to late or inefficient allocation of personnel and equipment. Additionally, traffic managers struggle to accumulate the data to justify an investment in battery backups and other infrastructure. New technology has been developed to help traffic managers track outages in up-to-the-minute detail. This technology … Continue Reading
CBS46 presents TravelSafely Pedestrian and Cyclists Safety on 28th July 2017.
Extract from CBS46 news article:
ATLANTA (CBS46) –
CBS46 is showing you new technology that could save your life as you walk and bike throughout the city.
Bicycles and pedestrians make up just over 10 percent of all fatalities in Georgia. Now a new smartphone app can alert those considered the most vulnerable on our roads.
Most drivers at one point or another have seen a cyclist on the … Continue Reading
A key feature of the new TravelSafely app is its ability to integrate with traffic signals. In this new video, Bryan Mulligan demonstrations the Glance TravelSafely™ signal alert engineering demo capabilities and shows how it offers additional driver awareness at traffic signals.
“Inside the car, the driver is informed about the status of the intersection as well as the countdown” to the green light, Mulligan explains. Upcoming lanes are color-coded to match the traffic signal, and a timer shows the … Continue Reading
Applied Information has given the Glance Smart City Supervisory System a new responsive interface suitable for smartphone and tablet web browsers. This makes it easy to manage traffic infrastructure on the go.
Many integrated traffic systems still require transportation management personnel to access workstations at the office and in person. Since its launch, Glance has allowed users to manage traffic from any computer through a secure browser-based web app. Lately, many traffic managers, service technicians, and traffic engineers have been … Continue Reading
Applied Information is pleased to announce the development of our new connected vehicle smartphone application – Glance TravelSafely™. The app leverages cutting-edge technology to make the promise of connected vehicle systems a reality, and keep each other safer on the roads.
The future of connected vehicles is in your hands
TravelSafely brings accurate and up-to-the-second connected-vehicle communication to motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians through an app on their smartphones. The application leverages connections with Applied Information’s Glance Smart City Supervisory System™, … Continue ReadingNext »