Applied informatics for transport company Iteris has been chosen by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission of San Francisco to enhance and upgrade the ITS across the Bay Area.
The three-year project sets out to support MTC’s Innovative Deployments to Enhance Arterials programme to enable the “continuous improvement of arterial operations and the enhancement of the Bay Area’s readiness for connected and automated vehicle technologies”.
As part of the project, Iteris will provide systems engineering services for the IDEA program, including the deployment of connected vehicle applications, automated vehicle applications and virtual bicycle detection technology for signal operations across 79 intersections in Los Gatos, Emeryville, Walnut Creek, Concord and Dublin. Iteris played a similar role in the IDEA program’s predecessor, the Next Generation Arterial Operations Program, which deployed adaptive traffic control systems in Dublin, Fremont, San Leandro and Hayward, as well as enhancements to Santa Clara County’s traffic responsive system.
“MTC has been a national leader in using technology to make the Bay Area transportation network safer, more efficient and easier to navigate,” said Andrew Fremier, deputy executive director at MTC. “We look forward to working with Iteris to make sure our region is prepared for the connected and automated vehicles of the future.”
“We are proud to support MTC’s IDEA program and help to improve mobility and safety across key intersections in these five Bay Area cities,” said Ramin Massoumi, senior vice president and general manager, Transportation Systems at Iteris. “Iteris’ continued involvement in the growing connectedness of multimodal road users puts us in prime position to prepare one of the most technologically advanced regions in the nation for the CAV revolution.”