Applied Information’s TravelSafely™ Smartphone App Honored with “Social Impact Award”
TravelSafely Recognized with 2017 Mobile Breakthrough Award Designation
ATLANTA – October 11, 2017 – 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, stopped for a red light, hear TravelSafely say ‘get ready for green’ they immediately respond. Drivers want the convenience and the safety features come along with it.”
The TravelSafely Smartphone app, being deployed in select cities in 2017 and 2018, enables motorists to communicate with traffic signals, emergency vehicles, school zones, cyclists and pedestrians to make travel safer and improve traffic. By running in the background and using audible alerts, TravelSafely prevents distracted driving and provides an additional level of awareness and safety. A popular feature includes a countdown to green at traffic signals and an audible alert that the light is about to change – Get Ready for Green.
The mission of the Mobile Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of mobile and wireless technology categories, including Cloud Computing, Mobile Management, Wireless and Broadband, Mobile Analytics, IoT and Smart City and many more. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the wireless industry.
“While this year’s awards program yielded an impressive set of advanced mobile and wireless technologies and apps, the Social Impact Award is a particularly important award for our program as we look to highlight technologies that can positively impact society,” said James Johnson, managing director, Mobile Breakthrough. “The promise of Applied Information’s TravelSafely app, enabling motorists to communicate with traffic signals, emergency vehicles, school zones, cyclists and pedestrians, is an impressive technology that can help create a safer travel environment for all. We congratulate the entire Applied Information team on their well-deserved industry recognition and positive social impact.”
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 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.
About Mobile Breakthrough
The Mobile Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in mobile and wireless technology companies, products and people. The Mobile Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough mobile companies and products in categories including Cloud Computing, Mobile Management and Security, Wireless and Broadband, Mobile Analytics, IoT and Smart City technology, WLAN, WiFi and more. For more information visit www.MobileBreakthroughAwards.com.
(Editor’s Note: A downloadable media kit featuring the TravelSafely app’s capabilities is available at appinfoinc.com/newsroom/ that includes B-roll and fact sheets.)
Contact: Bill Wells