Wouldn’t it be nice if all kinds of transportation could get along and communicate? Pedestrians could talk to cars and smartphones could talk to each other warning of traffic or dangers. Vehicles could communicate with the city making it smart. The technology necessary for communication in smart cities is being deployed in pilot programs.
Savari and and Autotalks are working together to provide smart city V2X communication solutions. The communication are not just between connected cars but traffic lights, road sides, smartphones and pedestrians.
The joint solutions, that use a fully-integrated software stack and applications from Savari and VLSI solutions from Autotalks, will enable the three Wave 1 participant cities in the CV Pilot Deployment Program to access a wide range of proven, field-tested V2X communication technologies.
Savari delivers a complete suite of V2X safety communications technologies that enable connected vehicles to interact with other vehicles, road side infrastructure, smartphones and pedestrians. There has been 391 thousand hours of public testing of its on-board units (OBU). Autotalks provides OEMs, Tier 1 and Tier 2 customers with V2X chipsets that deliver advanced security features, ensuring high-performance and reliable communication between vehicles and road side infrastructure.
The companies are providing the smart city connectivity for New York City and Tampa, Florida and other smart transportation projects like the efficient and safe movement of freight through the I-80 east-west corridor in Wyoming. All three pilot sites are participating in the CV Pilot Deployment Program initiatives sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).
The USDOT’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program goal is testing and deploying connected vehicle technologies in physical, real-world environments. The CV Pilots are designed to address transportation and mobility challenges by examining how connected technologies like those provided by Savari and Autotalks can better connect transportation assets into an interactive network.