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17 October 2018

Econolite to provide technology for TRC’s Ohio SMARTCenter

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Econolite will provide traffic management and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) systems for the Transportation Research Center’s (TRC) automated and connected vehicle testing facility in Ohio, US.

As part of the agreement, Econolite will install the Smart Mobility Advanced Research Test Center’s (SMARTCenter) traffic control system: this will control signalised intersections, vehicle detection, facility monitoring and wireless connectivity.

The company will install the V2X systems and a dedicated short-range communications network in partnership with its Ohio distributor Path Master.

Brett Roubinek, TRC’s president and CEO, says: “To test connected vehicle systems in a safe, secure, and repeatable real-world environment absolutely demands leading-edge infrastructure and traffic control systems.”

This partnership will provide the traffic management systems to manage connected vehicles when they are deployed on public roads and highways, Roubinek adds.

In June, Econolite announced it was nearing the completion of the traffic signal modernisation upgrade of 300 intersections along 11 corridors in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The “Smart Signal” project is part of the County’s infrastructure modernisation programme to enhance the region’s mobility, economic security and sustainability.

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