The Connected Vehicle technology firm Global Traffic Technologies is showcasing how it feels advanced vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies are helping to change the way people in cities move.
Its product manager Chad Mack will tell the ITS California Conference on Tuesday 2 October how three communities worked to solve mobility issues by using connected vehicle technologies.
“Connected vehicle technologies are creating new opportunities for communities of all sizes to solve their mobility issues,” Mack said. “Traffic, transit, planning and public safety departments, and their partners, can use data and technology to make smarter decisions that provide a better experience for transit riders, more efficient operations for agencies and safer responses for emergency responders.”
He’ll explain how its Opticom Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) systems have been implemented in New York City which is leveraging existing infrastructure to create a centralised TSP solution,
Laval, Quebec where advanced TSP takes into account passenger loads and lateness to determine what level of priority each bus should receive at each intersection and California’s Bay Area where agencies use advanced TSP applications to help manage schedules and maintain bus headway, while conditional priority measures help ensure buses arrive at stops at posted times and avoid bus bunching.
“The presentation will also explore how data generated from priority control systems is turned into useful insights to move public vehicles quicker and more efficiently,” Mack explains. “Additionally, we’ll look at how analytics can help to address future challenges associated with growing communities.”