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.
Participants and companies in the roundtable and demonstrations included Qualcomm Technologies Senior Director of Product Management & Global V2X Ecosystem Lead Jim Misener, Applied Information President Bryan Mulligan, Audi Director of Government Affairs Brad Stertz, Commsignia CEO Laszlo Virag and Brandon Branham, assistant city manager and CTO for the city of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, where C-V2X technologies are being beta tested.