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Project prepares Bay Area cities for connected and automated future

Iteris has been chosen by San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission to upgrade the intelligent transportation systems across five cities

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Iteris is helping to prepare the cities for a connected future on the road Picture: Business Wire
Iteris is helping to prepare the cities for a connected future on the road Picture: Business Wire

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) has selected intelligent transportation systems technology company, Iteris, to prepare five cities in the San Francisco Bay Area for future connected and automated vehicle (CAV) technologies.

 

The three-year project supports MTC’s Innovative Deployments to Enhance Arterials (Idea) programme, which seeks to enhance and upgrade the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and enable the continuous improvement of arterial operations.

 

Applications across 79 intersections

 

As part of the project, Iteris will provide systems engineering services for the Idea programme, including the deployment of connected vehicle applications, automated vehicle applications and virtual bicycle detection technology for signal operations across 79 intersections in Los Gatos, Emeryville, Walnut Creek, Concord and Dublin.

 

“MTC has been a national leader in using technology to make the Bay Area transportation network safer, more efficient and easier to navigate,” said Andrew Fremier, deputy executive director at MTC. “We look forward to working with Iteris to make sure our region is prepared for the connected and automated vehicles of the future.”

 

Iteris played a similar role in Idea’s predecessor, the Next Generation Arterial Operations Programme, which deployed adaptive traffic control systems in Dublin, Fremont, San Leandro and Hayward, as well as enhancements to Santa Clara County’s traffic responsive system.

“Iteris’ continued involvement in the growing connectedness of multi-modal road users puts us in prime position to prepare one of the most technologically advanced regions in the nation for the CAV revolution”

“We are proud to support MTC’s Idea programme and help to improve mobility and safety across key intersections in these five Bay Area cities,” added Ramin Massoumi, senior vice president and general manager, transportation systems at Iteris.

 

“Iteris’ continued involvement in the growing connectedness of multi-modal road users puts us in prime position to prepare one of the most technologically advanced regions in the nation for the CAV revolution.”

 

According to Iteris, the project is in line with the many other CAV deployments it is working on across the US – including smart work zones, advanced pedestrian detection, and automated commercial vehicle inspections.

 

The company also led the development and evolution of the US ITS architecture reference for over three decades, initiating the Connected Vehicle Reference Implementation Architecture in 2012.

 

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