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USA is designing a half-mile section of smart pavement in Colorado in a bid to improve driver safety and vehicle connectivity. The pavement uses sensors to determine a vehicle’s location, direction and speed on US 285 north of Fairplay.
The smart pavement was developed by Integrated Roadways and will be implemented as part of an agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation.
Tim Sylvester, founder of Integrated Roadways, says the pavement will collect real-time traffic data, record traffic patterns and support the deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles.
“Because the roadway can generate revenue from data and connectivity services, smart pavement holds the potential of using private investments to improve public infrastructure without implementing tolls,” Sylvester adds.
The sensors allow the pavement to alert authorities if a vehicle has exited the driving lane. Future versions are expected to include wireless services to communicate real-time vehicle position information directly to vehicles.