Savari, GDOT, Serco, Xerox and Caltrans win awards at ITS America San Jose
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The Best of ITS Awards were announced in three categories Sunday evening as a result of live voting by attendees. There were 17 finalists and only one winner in each category.
Savari won in the Wheels and Things category for its Vehicle-to-Phone (V2P) safety and mobility applications that make pedestrians and bicyclists active participants in the V2X landscape, especially in a Smart City scenario. Pedestrians and bicyclists are connected to vehicles and traffic lights through their smartphones, with or without DSRC.
The Show Me the Money category was claimed by the Georgia NaviGator Comprehensive ITS Maintenance project--a public-private partnership between Georgia DoT and Serco. The project had the goal to maintain the highest levels of operational availability through constant monitoring and preventative and responsive maintenance of ITS devices statewide to reduce overall costs.
Through this partnership, GDOT and Serco have been able to achieve and maintain high device availability of 99.34% on approximately 3,000 ITS end devices on the NaviGator system.
The third award of the night was won by Caltrans and Xerox in the Infrastructure of Things category. Caltrans and Xerox piloted the Xerox Vehicle Passenger Detection System to monitor HOV lanes in California.
The system was set up to determine system accuracy and violation rates and produced some interesting and surprising results.