Jarrett Wendt of Panasonic
If you are here at the ITS World Congress to learn about the future, then head to the Panasonic (CityNow) stand for the unveiling of Panasonic Cirrus, a comprehensive new V2X data platform: visitors will experience connected cars and roads on an integrated smart roadway solution - and see the future happening right now.
Panasonic Cirrus was designed for traffic management centres to leverage the transformative benefits and new capabilities provided by V2X technology.
An open development platform for data sharing and collaboration, Panasonic Cirrus was developed using open, interoperable V2X standards and seamless integrations to existing transportation systems. The Cirrus platform is built to scale for state-wide deployment of V2X technology on roadways.
Panasonic and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) partnered to build connected transportation solutions in which real-time data is shared across vehicles, infrastructure, and people to improve safety and mobility on the road. By the end of 2018, roadside units installed along the I-70 Mountain Corridor will be communicating via Panasonic Cirrus with all V2X-equipped vehicles and providing real-time information to drivers and traffic managers.
By 2020, thousands of miles will be equipped with V2X technology. Drivers will receive alerts to slow down when vehicles ahead of them suddenly apply their brakes. If an airbag is deployed, an alert will be sent instantaneously to dispatch emergency responders and tow trucks to the exact site of the crash.
“Panasonic is partnering with cities and municipalities to create an environment where V2X technology can thrive," said Jarrett Wendt, executive vice president, CityNow-Panasonic Corporation of North America. “Congress visitors have an opportunity of seeing the future, which is happening today in Colorado, by visiting our stand."