GTT presentation at Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium to show how a connected approach can leverage existing infrastructure to offer path for change
Current connected vehicle technology, such as traffic signal priority control, can help provide a path for future autonomous vehicle applications.
That’s the message that Mike Haldane, Vice President of Global Marketing at Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT), will be giving to attendees of the Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium in Stuttgart, Germany in June.
GTT is a smart mobility technology provider, and is owner and manufacturer of the Opticom™ priority control system. Opticom signal priority systems have evolved over their 50 years in the marketplace, from IR technology to the current generation, including GPS-enabled radio and cellular-based communications. GTT’s Connected Vehicle Platform (CVP) offers a software-based deployment that centralizes decision-making, whether in the cloud or on a customer’s server, taking advantage of existing vehicle computers, cellular communications, fiber optics and other infrastructure investments.
Haldane says this connected approach is likely to be the key to implementing autonomous vehicles, as the cities they travel within transition to embrace the possibilities of vehicular automation.
“We know there is a significant uptake period for any new technology, particularly one this impactful,” Haldane says. “Cities are in a transition period. Existing infrastructure will play an important role in the migration plan towards driverless and automated vehicles. We will need to build a solid foundation for longer term changes.
“Whoever is in control of a vehicle, whether human, computer, or combination of the two: communication between a vehicle and its surroundings is key. GTT’s Connected Vehicle Platform is an example of how this smart implementation can take place gradually, offering a path for traffic managers and technologists to follow, as vehicles move through the stages from offering driver assistance all the way through to full automation.”
As part of his presentation, Haldane will examine GTT’s latest application in New York City, which leverages existing connectivity on buses and at intersections to create a centralized transit signal priority (TSP) solution. This solution demonstrates how cities and companies can use connected hardware to create a reliable network that is capable of supporting autonomous vehicles.
The Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium is part of Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo 2018, which is entirely dedicated to autonomous vehicle technologies and services. The Test & Development Symposium is the world’s only international conference dedicated to testing and validation of autonomous vehicles and self-driving technology, and brings together the leading international engineers in the field of autonomous vehicle research, testing, validation and development.
Haldane’s presentation takes place on conference day 2, Wednesday June 6, at 2.15pm in Room C, as part of the Connected Vehicle and Infrastructure Technology stream.
The Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium takes place 5-7 June at Messe Stuttgart. Find out more and register to attend by visiting: www.autonomousvehiclesymposium.com/en/