Infrastructure, drivers and pedestrians can connect to each other with the TravelSafely™ smartphone app
LAS VEGAS, NV (January 10, 2019) – Applied Information, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent transportation infrastructure technology, announced today that its LTE C-V2X products are now deployed in more than 500 U.S. cities, counties, school districts and states – providing cellular connectivity to traffic signals, school zone flashing beacons, emergency vehicles andother traffic control devices.
The Applied Information V2N technology enables drivers, pedestrians and the infrastructure to connect with the free TravelSafely™ smartphone app creating a safer mobility experience. Transportation engineers are empowered to monitor and control their traffic management networks anywhere and anytime with a smartphone or tablet with the technology.
“Now is the time for the public and private sectors to invest in deploying connected vehicle infrastructure based on the cellular and Internet-of-Things technology that has transformed our lives in the past decade,” said Bryan Mulligan President of Applied Information. “By incorporating C-V2X technology as standard in all our products we can achieve the rapid scale that this technology needs to make connected vehicles work.”
“Our current LTE-based C-V2X technology is deployed in more than 10,000 transportation infrastructure devices today. This technology has moved past the pilot program and test phase and is saving lives, improving traffic, driving commerce and helping the environment in communities across the U.S. By making all these devices C-V2X enabled we have already started building the universal connected infrastructure our nation needs,” he said.
Applied Information plans to deploy 5G C-V2X to its connected infrastructure technology in 2019 – upgrading existing installations as market conditions demand.
C-V2X connected infrastructure applications of the Applied Information Glance™ Smart Cities Supervisory System include:
- Traffic signals
- Emergency vehicle traffic signal preemption
- Transit bus traffic signal priority
- School zone flashing beacons
- Changeable message signs
- Work zone safety
The cellular connectivity provided by the Applied Information technology enables the infrastructure to communicate with any cloud-connected device. For example, the Applied Information TravelSafely smartphoneapp connects drivers to the infrastructure, providing the first application of connected vehicle technology using data from multiple infrastructure sources for day-to-day use by the general public. TravelSafely also connects these vehicles to other app users such as pedestrians, cyclists and scooter riders to provide alerts and warning of potential crashes.