10/26/2015

TransCore to Manage Connected Vehicle Pilot Program in New York City

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The New York City Department of Transportation has selected Nashville, Tenn.-based TransCore LP to lead the initial design of a new connected vehicle pilot deployment program.

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The New York City Department of Transportation has selected Nashville, Tenn.-based TransCore LP to lead the initial design of a new connected vehicle pilot deployment program.

The recently announced project will team TransCore's TransSuite traffic management system with an in-vehicle device in about 10,000 cars, buses and trucks to help improve traffic flow, reduce accidents and enhance pedestrian safety.

In-vehicle applications will notify drivers of speed, upcoming red lights, nearby pedestrians, adjacent vehicles and work zones. Drivers of buses and fleet vehicles also will be alerted about potential hazards, including bridge clearances, route restrictions and curve speed warnings.

TransCore, which is owned by Sarasota, Fla.-based Roper Technologies Inc., has been working with the NYC-DOT for about 30 years. Its TransSuite traffic-control system manages more than 12,000 intersections across the city, which is said to be the largest such application in the world.

The use of adaptive traffic signal control technologies has improved travel times in Manhattan by 10%, according to the company. The new program also supports Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative that aims to completely eliminate traffic deaths in the city by 2024.