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On Wednesday, June 23, the City of Valdosta held several events including a Rotary presentation, Community Stakeholders Lunch and Learn, and Connected Vehicle Discussion with numerous speakers from across the state during its official rollout of the TravelSafely App and a smart traffic management system. This project is part of Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Grant (Georgia Smart).

Over 4,000 children are hurt each year loading and unloading from school buses and as many as 25,000 kids are injured annually when walking to or from school… Enter Alpharetta’s the iATL (Infrastructure Automobile Technology Laboratory), which has worked with its founding company, Applied Information, and other partners to create various traffic safety solutions since its early-2020 founding.

Audi is working with Applied Information and Temple Inc. and school bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation to develop C-V2X technologies that can communicate with cars around school buses and active school zones to help keep children safe. The C-V2X technology will initially be tested in Fulton County School District in Georgia this spring using a Blue Bird propane-powered school bus and a 2021 Audi e-tron Sportback.

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