A new partnership between leaders in connected infrastructure and transportation will enable vehicle-to-everything (V2X) capabilities in cities and communities nationwide, including digital alerting and emergency vehicle preemption. The partnership announcement today came from Applied Information, one of the nation’s leading providers of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), and HAAS Alert, the company behind the nation’s largest digital alerting platform, Safety Cloud.
Transportation infrastructure is a critical, frontline component when building a Smart City. Connected vehicle technology from Applied Information enables communities to provide a critical layer of safety for all roadway users – emergency responders, bus riders, motorists and vulnerable road users. By adding intelligent street lighting, cities take night time safety to the next level.
Metropia Inc, the technology solution contractor for Houston’s ConnectSmart program, partnered with Applied Information Inc. to integrate its TravelSafely connected vehicle (CV) technology in the ConnectSmart app. Users of the ConnectSmart app entering an active school zone will receive an audio speed alert if they are driving above the designated speed limit.
Applied Information is integrating alerts from its Internet of Things (IoT) connected traffic control devices and emergency vehicles into the Waze navigation app, thereby providing drivers, first responders and vulnerable road users with an additional layer of safety.