Dubai’s autonomous flying taxis: A reality in 2018?
February 2, 2018
Autonomous flying cars may seem like an image out of a science fiction movie, but the technology already physically exists: Dubai began testing electric taxi drones in September 2017.
… Flying taxis would need to land close to passengers to differentiate itself, Bryan Mulligan, chair of the transportation technology committee of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), said. “It is just a competitor to a helicopter.” …
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Interview with Bryan Mulligan, Founder and CEO at Applied Information, Inc.
February 1, 2018
Our company develops and manufactures technology that makes surface transportation part of the Internet of Things. We connect emergency vehicles to the Internet so firefighters are given green lights from the station to the scene of the emergency; helping to save lives. We connect traffic signals and school zone flashers to the Internet so that traffic engineers can know if they are working properly and program them from their smartphones. We connect drivers and pedestrians to all these devices and emergency vehicles by the free TravelSafely smartphone app to make everyone more aware of their surroundings and safer on the streets and highways……..
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Photos: 12 upcoming trends in connected devices
January 20, 2018
Currently deployed in Atlanta and other major US cities, the TravelSafely app provides verbal warnings for various traffic issues, including red lights, speeding, and emergency vehicles…….
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City of Atlanta launches TravelSafely app
December 22, 2017
The city of Atlanta recently launched the TravelSafely app, the newest tool to be used along the North Avenue Smart Corridor. The 2.3 mile stretch of North Avenue from Ponce City Market to Georgia Tech will utilize the intuitive new app, powered by Applied Information. It uses smart technology to connect users to city infrastructure, school beacon systems, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, traffic light changes and emergency vehicles. The app provides audible warnings to alert users of potentially dangerous traffic situations such as runners and cyclists and when users are speeding toward a curve or school zone, all while keeping their eyes on the road……..
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The Future of Mobility has Arrived: Riding in a Self-Driving Car
December 13, 2017
The car’s gull-wing doors flew open, and my team and I hopped inside, a swell of triumphant music and dry-ice underscoring our journey into the future.
It’s all true, every word — except for the dry-ice part. And the music was probably just in my head.
Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology is the wave of the very-near future, and competitive regions everywhere, including Atlanta, are preparing their infrastructure to make the most it.
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This Startup Is Getting Cities Ready For Electric, Connected, and Autonomous Traffic. Will Citizens Plug In?
November 14, 2017
Internet of Things technologies have been positioned as the cure-all for numerous urban challenges ranging from public safety to sustainability commitments to transportation issues. Cities are increasingly using IoT both reactively — to address obstacles like crime as they arise — and proactively — to collect and analyze data and inform future policy. But understanding and tackling these complex obstacles requires not only deploying the technologies, but the know-how and experience of experts in each of these sectors.
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Applied Information’s app gets Marietta connected
November 5, 2017
Must the benefits of connected vehicle technology wait for a generation of new or retrofitted vehicles? The US city of Marietta is about to find out.
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Travel app makes an impact
October 17, 2017
Applied Information’s TravelSafely smartphone app has won the Social Impact Award from Mobile Breakthrough, an independent organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in the global wireless and mobile market today.
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‘The Future Is Here’: Self-Driving Cars Ride Through Midtown Atlanta
October 6, 2017
In a sleek, blue Tesla Model S, Bryan Mulligan has his hands off the steering wheel. As it drives along North Avenue, his phone tells him any time a cyclist is nearby or the light will change.
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Gridlock Guy: Smartphones, smart cars future of efficient, safe traffic
October 4, 2017
The proliferation of smartphones in the last 10 years has turned industries sideways and made convenience ubiquitous. But smartphones and traffic often draw a negative connotation, because of distracted driving. While that will likely stay a growing problem for years to come, the city of Atlanta and a Suwanee technology company are finding ways use your smartphone and smart car to make traveling safer.
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