First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Engineering firm Parsons
and its partners have launched a global smart cities challenge called Transforming Intersections
aimed at reducing the time drivers spend at red lights.
Chuck Harrington, chairman of Parsons, says: “Our goal is to give cities the opportunity to increase their mobility, reduce their carbon footprint through reduced idling of vehicles, and keep their city moving."
Parsons says the winner will receive a one-year free trial of its Intelligent Intersection product, which allows cities to provide automated traffic re-timing based on changing traffic patterns. The solution also lets connected vehicles communicate with traffic signals while enabling traffic signal owners to grant priority to emergency vehicles, the company adds.
Parsons’ partners include Amazon Web Services, Verizon and CoMotion, a global platform used by transportation and technology companies.
Cities or countries must apply for the challenge by the 18 October.