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Did you miss GTT’s recent webinar on Preemption and Priority in the Smart City? Well, fear not, because the following is a summary of the event and some links to more useful information: 

What was the webinar about? 

It was about the way that GTT’s Preemption and Priority traffic control systems can provide an effective entry point for any municipality to begin its journey towards becoming a Smart City. Most cities want to become smart cities, where connected devices communicate data to the cloud and logical determinations can be calculated in real time.  

How can I become a smart city? 

Becoming a smart city doesn’t happen overnight — it’s a journey. To be successful, your vision likely requires strategic planning, complex integration, relentless innovation and tried-and-true collaboration. 

It makes sense to collaborate with an organization which can boast a rich history of experience in the realm of traffic technology. GTT offers unparalleled expertise, tireless innovations and total assurance of interoperability, reliability, and sustainability. 

Where’s my community on the smart city spectrum? 

There are phases to embracing smart mobility, from the ‘laggards’ (cities with no vehicle-to-intersection communication at all), through those in the late early majority (using legacy and modern point-to-point communications to provide priority and preemption for transit and emergency vehicles) to the early adopters and innovators (beginning by using integrated software solutions to leverage city and vehicle infrastructure, then encompassing the Internet of Things (IoT), third party data sources and cloud storage to create a fully integrated solution.) 

How can I move ahead on this innovation curve? 

GTT and Opticom are already in a position to help guide you through this journey. Those with modern, GPS-enabled Opticom systems can connect not just to the traffic control center, but also the Opticom Intelligent Transportation Platform, which will integrate advanced apps, performance analytics and asset management tools to provide real-time, actionable data. 

What will the next generation of Opticom products include? 

The next generation of Opticom products will include an Open App Interface and Centralized Vehicle Software which will connect vehicles (wirelessly) and intersections (via fiber, cell or other networks) to local or cloud-hosted central control systems. Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) processes will drive better decisions for cities. Over time other vehicle classes will be able to be added to the current transit and emergency services, including private passenger vehicles and even bicycles. 

How can I find out more information? 

See the full webinar here or contact GTT to find out more about the Opticom smart mobility future pathway.