Category: Transportation Technology
Imagine driving down a street and your car suddenly brakes. You didn’t notice, but a pedestrian was running across the road and passed right in front of your vehicle. Technology in the pedestrian’s pocket communicated with your vehicle to stop it in time, and what once could have been yet another traffic fatality became a minor inconvenience. Imagine the impact this technology could have on traffic safety if it were deployed all the way around the world.
While this scenario … Continue Reading
There’s no doubt that slower vehicles make roads safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists, but what’s the best way to persuade motorists to reduce speeds without creating traffic congestion?
Traffic calming techniques use physical devices to accomplish these goals.
In this article, we will take a closer look at various traffic calming techniques, their cost effectiveness, and some next-generation technologies that could offer further improvements.
How do you persuade motorists to slow down without creating traffic congestion? Click To … Continue Reading
Video cameras are widely deployed in cities: Traffic enforcement cameras take pictures of license plates when drivers violate the law; police video surveillance cameras provide dispatchers with live video feeds; traffic sensor cameras recognize when a vehicle is at an intersection; and weather cameras help show road conditions in hazardous areas.
Most of these video cameras require fiber (rather than 28.8 modems) to deliver a non-latent video feed, which makes them very expensive to deploy. Fortunately, new wireless technology is … Continue Reading
Watch as Peter Ashley and Jeff O’Brian test drive the Tesla Model 3 and the TravelSafely application in Lawrence Kansas.… Continue Reading
Watch as the Applied Information team previews the new Travel Safely app. The app brings connected vehicle technology to vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.… Continue Reading
One topic that always generates a lot of interest among city and municipal leaders is technology and how to use it to gain the best benefit. Too often a new system or technology is purchased, implemented, and within 24 months it’s already out of date. Unfortunately, when applications or devices are designed to be siloed or stand-alone, there is no way to update or retroactively upgrade them without utilizing a very manual process. For that reason, many managers are actively … Continue Reading