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A smartphone app can be used to connect vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and intersections to improve safety and mobility
Smart City technology developed by Applied Information (AI) has been deployed by the City of Atlanta to connect traffic signals, emergency vehicles and school zone safety flashers to the Internet of Things (IoT). It is part of the Renew Atlanta infrastructure improvement programme.
The AI technology includes the Glance TravelSafely smartphone app, which will connect drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to the infrastructure and each other to improve safety and mobility in the covered corridors. The deployment also includes the Glance Smart City Supervisory platform that allows cities to manage all their traffic and ITS assets on one web-based application.
“Through the everyday use of smartphones and other wireless technology, we see that a connected world just works better,” said Bryan Mulligan, president of Applied Information.
“Connecting people on the move to make them more visible to each other can help save lives and make commuting safer and more enjoyable.”
The AI Glance systems offer a number of smart city capabilities:
The app is expected to be fully deployed and activated in January 2018. Anyone driving, cycling or walking in the Renew Atlanta coverage area can use the app which is free for Apple iPhone and Android users.
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