When it comes to transportation and mobility, the private sector has been spearheading the development and deployment of autonomous, electrified, and innovative city-connected infrastructure technologies.
Chattanooga will be home to the nation’s largest electric vehicle “living testbed,” thanks to $9.2 million in funding for a project proposed by the city and scientists at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with municipal, private industry and research partners.
Applied Information uses infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V), wireless telematics, and tightly-integrated solutions for roadway safety and efficiency. Their solutions range from intelligent transportation systems (ITS) to connected traffic cabinets and connected vehicle solutions that use C-V2X.
Most drivers have experienced a speeding fire truck or police vehicle quickly approaching from behind requiring them to quickly react to get out of the way. The danger of these situations is compounded when approaching a busy intersection at high speed when the traffic light is red. For the first responders rushing to a scene, speeding through red lights at intersections is not only dangerous to themselves, but for other nearby drivers and pedestrians.