Jeff Spinazze, SVP Sales and Marketing at Trafficware
have announced that they will begin joint implementation of V2X DSRC communication technology integrated with Trafficware’s suite of smart traffic signal technology for the growing number of smart city and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications.
Marrying Commsignia’s best-in-class vehicle to everything (V2X) communication software, on-board (OBU) and roadside units (RSU) with live data from traffic signals, allows transportation agencies and automobile OEMs to provide enhanced motorist services.
Data provided by Trafficware’s signal controllers, wireless sensors, and central transportation management software, ATMS.now, will enhance safety, allow for emergency vehicle and bus prioritisation, and provide meaningful content to motorists.
That ‘talking intersection’ information includes providing optimal driving speed to reach the intersection green light sequence, intersection signal status, and optimal travel time from point A to point B, reducing the number of stops, idling at red lights and ultimately reducing emissions.
“Trafficware has been the first to market with connected vehicle applications from coast-to-coast,” said trafficware CEO Jon Newhard. “With over 2,000 signals already connected to production vehicles, Trafficware holds clear leadership in this space. Our partnership with Commsignia is yet another way to broaden our scope of integration capabilities and utilise the data rich content.”
Commsignia was selected by Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) for the Tampa Connected Vehicle Pilot that employs vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication technology to improve safety and traffic conditions in downtown Tampa. The company expects to supply on-board units (OBUs) for some 1,600 cars, 10 buses and 10 trolleys.
“Trafficware has shown significant leadership in workable real-world implementations of vehicle-to-infrastructure technology, so it is a natural step for Commsignia and Trafficware to work together,” said Jozsef Kovacs, Commsignia CEO. “Agencies and road users will benefit from our combined solutions that are delivering real material advancements to improving road safety and efficiency.”