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The city of Marietta has won one of 50 international 2018 Mobility Awards from Smart Cities Connect for the Marietta TravelSafely app.

In partnership with Smart Cities Connect, Smart Cities Connect Foundation and US Ignite, Smart 50 Awards annually honor the 50 most innovative, influential projects in the world………

Autonomous flying cars may seem like an image out of a science fiction movie, but the technology already physically exists: Dubai began testing electric taxi drones in September 2017.

… Flying taxis would need to land close to passengers to differentiate itself, Bryan Mulligan, chair of the transportation technology committee of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), said. “It is just a competitor to a helicopter.” …

Our company develops and manufactures technology that makes surface transportation part of the Internet of Things. We connect emergency vehicles to the Internet so firefighters are given green lights from the station to the scene of the emergency; helping to save lives. We connect traffic signals and school zone flashers to the Internet so that traffic engineers can know if they are working properly and program them from their smartphones. We connect drivers and pedestrians to all these devices and emergency vehicles by the free TravelSafely smartphone app to make everyone more aware of their surroundings and safer on the streets and highways……..

ATLANTA (AP) — The city of Atlanta tested a self-driving vehicle on one of its busiest streets Thursday. The test on North Avenue in the city’s bustling Midtown area meant that Atlanta has become one of the largest urban areas to test autonomous vehicles, joining Sao Paulo and Shanghai. Here’s a look at some of the key aspects of the test and the issues involved:………

The city of Atlanta recently launched the TravelSafely app, the newest tool to be used along the North Avenue Smart Corridor. The 2.3 mile stretch of North Avenue from Ponce City Market to Georgia Tech will utilize the intuitive new app, powered by Applied Information. It uses smart technology to connect users to city infrastructure, school beacon systems, motorists, cyclists, pedestrians, traffic light changes and emergency vehicles. The app provides audible warnings to alert users of potentially dangerous traffic situations such as runners and cyclists and when users are speeding toward a curve or school zone, all while keeping their eyes on the road……..

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