The New York City Department of Transportation recently selected TransCore of Nashville, Tennessee to develop its initial design for a Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program that was awarded up to $20 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation last month.
TransCore’s TransSuite Traffic Management System will include Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) technology in vehicles that frequently travel midtown Manhattan and midtown infrastructure. Up to 10,000 cars, busses and limousines will eventually be retrofitted with this innovative technology that may significantly reduce traffic congestion, lessen greenhouse gas emissions, and make drivers and pedestrians safer on the roads.
“New sensing and communication technologies are enabling an entirely new suite of applications to make our streets safer, even in the most densely populated areas,” TransCore Senior Vice President of ITS Solutions Michael Mauritz said.
New in-vehicle applications will notify drivers of speed limits, nearing red lights and work zones. Fleet vehicles will also get notifications related to their needs, including bridge clearances.
“We are honored to lead this effort, and applaud the city of New York and the Federal Highway Administration in setting a course others can follow,” Mauritz said.
There will be more information about future pilot deployments in the coming months.