U.S. Representative Rob Woodall Visits Local Innovator Improving Roadway Safety Through Technology
Observes Smartphone App developed by Applied Information that links cars, pedestrians, traffic signals and first responders
SUWANEE, Georgia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new smartphone application, being developed by Applied Information, Inc., that connects cars, people, traffic signals and first responders is an example of how technology can be used to reduce roadway deaths and injuries, and today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA-07) observed that technology first-hand.
Woodall, who serves on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, saw a demonstration of how the TravelSafely™ app connects motorists with the mobile world around them and provides drivers with real-time alerts to prevent collisions, red light running, interfering with emergency vehicles and speeding in school zones. The app also helps pedestrians and bicyclists avoid accidents by providing alerts to danger from approaching vehicles.
“The kind of innovation being done right here at home shows not only the ways in which technology can make our communities safer in the immediate future, but also how our community is once again leading the charge in innovation,” said Rep. Woodall. “I’m grateful to the folks at Applied Information Inc. for taking the time to show me around their operation and sharing with me how we in Congress can create some pathways to make America’s work in this area even more successful.”
“We are grateful that Representative Woodall took time from his busy schedule to see our efforts to improve roadway safety through the use of technology,” said Bryan Mulligan, President of Applied Information. “We believe that a connected world just works better and that if you give people solid, real-time information they will use it to help keep themselves safe and in turn their communities safer.”
Rep. Woodall toured the Applied Information facility in Suwanee, GA and was briefed on the latest developments in connected vehicle technology. He participated in a live demonstration of the TravelSafely app while riding in an autonomous vehicle with Mr. Mulligan.
The Glance TravelSafely™ smartphone application uses cutting edge technology to make the promise of connected vehicles a reality. The app automatically senses whether you are in a car, walking or riding a bike and provides alerts accordingly. As part of a connected city deployment, the app connects with traffic signals providing light change countdowns and red light running alerts. The app also alerts drivers to the direction of approaching emergency vehicles.
Congressman Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, as well as serving on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and Budget Committee.
About Applied Information –
Applied Information is a leading developer of connected, intelligent transportation system (ITS) solutions designed to improve safety, reliability and mobility. Applied Information’s Glance Smart City Supervisory System™ platform allows cities to manage all their traffic and ITS assets on one web-based application. This includes 5 key areas: Traffic Intersections, School Beacons, Parking Guidance System, Mobile Vehicle Assets and ITS devices. AI’s Glance TravelSafely™ smartphone app connects drivers, cyclists and pedestrians for a safer commute. For more information, visit www.appinfoinc.com.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Videos demonstrating the TravelSafely™ application can be found at: https://goo.gl/Et99Vv Photos of Rep Woodall and Bryan Mulligan can be downloaded from: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B98cdBf_moAjc0FiWXJWNkxIVXM?usp=sharing
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