North Fulton Community Improvement District is First in Georgia to Approve Connected Vehicle Technol
The North Fulton Community Improvement District (NFCID) announced the approval for a state-of-the-art Connected Vehicle system, which will connect 44 contiguous intersections within the NFCID. The NFCID will partner with Applied Information, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent transportation infrastructure technology, to begin deploying this technology in early 2020 throughout the North Fulton area.
The project will equip all intersection stoplights with special technology sensors to communicate with vehicles and better assess traffic patterns, volume, and safety concerns. Drivers will save approximately 10-12 seconds per intersection and receive audio cues on traffic lights changing. The technology will encompass all three connected vehicle communication platforms including: 4G LTE, Dedicated Short Range Communications (DRC) and Cellular Vehicle Everywhere (C-V2X). Motorists can also download the TravelSafely™ app for free which will connect them to this new technology.
“This initiative certainly positions Georgia, and the North Fulton community, as a leader in the connected vehicle arena,” said Kerry Armstrong, Chairman of the North Fulton CID. “The technology enables us to provide next level direct connection between intersections, vehicles and motorists. It’s a true game changer.”
“This is an exciting day for our community as we bring this next level Connected Vehicle technology to North Fulton,” said Brandon Beach, Executive Director of the North Fulton CID. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Applied Information to bring this to life, and subsequently provide first responders, transit buses, commuters and special events an avenue to more safely and efficiently navigate our streets and the community.”
The NFCID will contribute $308,000 toward the project. This will cover all intersections currently within the NFCID boundaries. The program will continue to add partners and areas where this technology can be applied. The program hopes to deploy this technology across metro Atlanta.
The TravelSafely app can be found on iTunes or the Google Play store for free.
To learn more about the North Fulton CID, visit www.NorthFultonCID.com or call 678-397-0570.