Winning Cities Will Use Cutting-Edge V2X Technology to Reduce Congestion and GHG Emissions
TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / April 15, 2021 / A Canada-wide recruitment campaign launched this week for the 2021 Connected Intersection Challenge. Winning cities will be able to test and deploy V2X solutions such as smart work and school zones as well as connected transit vehicle signal priority systems this summer. The Challenge is accepting applications from eligible Canadian municipalities until May 28, 2021. The application form and details can be found at: www.fortrantraffic.com/contest.
The recent adoption of the Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) standard will increase the number of connected vehicles on our city roadways. To help prepare, Fortran and its partners BlackBerry® and Cradlepoint are pleased to support the initiative. "This Challenge responds to industry reports telling us our customers require technical assistance and additional resources before their residents can enjoy the benefits these most recent advances in intelligent transportation provide," said Peter Lengyel, Founder and CEO, Fortran Traffic Systems.
Dave Dankmeyer, Project Manager for Traffic Management and ITS in Durham Region, reported an overall improvement of 17% in travel times through a signalized intersection when deploying new V2X technology during tests in 2020. In addition to reducing congestion, the positive effects on the environment are welcome since global economic activity releases 36 gigatons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions every year and the transportation sector is the largest contributor in Canada1 and the United States2.
Fortran's FLUX™ Mobility platform is a patented, award-winning V2X connected vehicle solution that provides a multitude of capabilities for road operators to implement a V2X infrastructure to complement existing systems. By making vehicles the sensors on the road, FLUX intelligent mobility management systems can proactively optimize the transportation network for efficiency because they are able to access a richer set of real-time data.
Canadian municipal transportation leaders and smart city builders are encouraged to learn more about V2X solutions during the Challenge and to submit an application to participate.
Fortran Traffic Systems has been an innovator in the North American transportation industry for more than 40 years. Fortran's Flux™ is a patented, award-winning suite of mobility management solutions designed to improve multimodal mobility performance, road safety and user satisfaction and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. FLUX™ V2X provides a multitude of capabilities for road operators to implement a V2X infrastructure. It supports real-time monitoring and configuration of a network of physical and virtual Roadside Units (RSUs) enabling a wide range of V2X applications. FLUX™ CVSP is a connected vehicle system that optimizes signal timing in real-time to minimize the vehicle dwell time at the intersection. FLUX™ GLIDE is a Smart City mobility technology that helps keep drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians safe by putting the power of traffic awareness directly in their smartphones. https://www.fortrantraffic.com/flux-its/
SOURCE: Fortran Traffic Systems Limited