Siemens’ technology includes a smart city platform that enables vehicles and pedestrians to communicate with traffic infrastructure
The City of Las Vegas is undertaking one of the city’s first connected vehicle pilots with technology provided by Siemens working in partnership with Brandmotion and Commsignia.
The turnkey vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) solution will be trialled along Casino Centre Boulevard between Bonneville and Clark Avenues.
The aim of the technology, which will be demonstrated this week at CES 2018, is to create a connected and safer road environment in downtown Las Vegas.
The city said it is committed to utilising the latest digital tools to make an impact on its pedestrian and public roadway safety and the six-month pilot programme marks the start for connected vehicle technology infrastructure going forward.
“By showcasing this smart city technology, Las Vegas is building a truly connected, multimodal system that provides a safer and more efficient road network for its residents and visitors,” said Marcus Welz, CEO of Siemens Intelligent Traffic Systems.
“The initial V2I technologies provide a foundation for enhanced safety in a heavily frequented area of Las Vegas while its usage and its smart application will continue to expand throughout the city. The impact of this future-prove technology will be significant for road users.”
Siemens V2I technology includes roadside and vehicle infrastructure, innovative software applications and a digital smart city platform that enables vehicles and pedestrians to communicate with traffic infrastructure like intersections, corridors and traffic signals in real-time to enhance situational awareness, improve safety and prevent injuries.
The initial connected vehicle pilot will focus on two key initial priorities:
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