Multinational electronics corporation Panasonic has announced that it has expanded on work it had done in Colorado by partnering with the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) on smart roadways.
The Panasonic Corporation of North America is said to be working with UDOT to develop the nation’s most advanced transportation data network.
According to VentureBeat the network will be aimed at improving safety and mobility on the road by facilitating real-time data sharing between vehicles, infrastructure, roadways, and traffic operators.
UDOT Traffic Operations Centre personnel will gain insights into critical events — such as crashes, severe weather, or stalled vehicles — and will be able to immediately alert connected vehicle drivers with alternate routes, delay times, or other helpful information, reports VentureBeat.
The partnership with Panasonic may allow UDOT to accelerate development toward a statewide system for collecting, monitoring, and sharing connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) data.
Jarrett Wendt, executive VP of Panasonic North America, told VentureBeat, ‘This will be the first fully extensible, scalable open platform, specifically tailor-made for roadway operators, municipalities, and transportation mobility centres.’