Two sessions will illustrate the advantages of interoperable technology and the smart implementation of industry-leading Opticom priority control solutions; Learn more at Booth 221
Municipal leaders have the opportunity to learn how to move people and goods more efficiently at one of the most highly-regarded smart city conferences, held next week in Denver, Colorado.
Two product managers from Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) – a trusted leader in smart mobility solutions — will be part of the conference program at the 2019 Smart Cities Connect Spring Conference & Expo. The event is billed as “the most comprehensive conference, exposition and accelerator of smart city innovation in North America.”
Preemption panel discussion
During the conference, GTT’s product manager Chad Mack will take part in a panel discussion about the way that traffic signal priority control can operate as a Smart City solution.
GTT’s industry-leading Opticom™ Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) allows emergency vehicles to request a green light at intersections, dramatically reducing the potential for intersection crashes and improving incident response times by up to 25 percent, while arriving on the scene safely, enabling better outcomes.
“The City of San Jose and the City of Montreal have implemented new, cutting edge strategies that disrupt the traditional emergency vehicle preemption technologies by leveraging existing systems, such as a Central Traffic Management System, CAD/AVL system and communication network,” Mack said. “This panel will look at how the utilization of those systems allows cities to have greater control over their preemption operations, including rapid EVP deployment. At the same time, they can realize significant cost savings while improving the safety of their citizens.”
The panel session, ‘Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption: A Smart City Solution?’, takes place at noon, Thursday, April 4, in Room 104/106.
Interoperability poster presentation
GTT’s Chad Mack will discuss the advantage of designing interoperable and agnostic systems for genuine smart mobility during a poster presentation on Tuesday, April 2.
“What we are increasingly seeing is that public agencies aren’t interested in gambling their limited budget dollars on unintegrated solutions with future-limiting functionality,” Mack said. “Cities need systems to communicate seamlessly with one another in order to maximize efficiency, and to minimize cost. As technology continues to advance and transportation continues to transform, embracing solutions that integrate smoothly will be crucial to safer and smarter mobility.”
His poster session details how GTT has partnered with cities such as New York and San Francisco to develop innovative centralized signal priority solutions that are interoperable with much of the existing technologies on vehicles and in traffic cabinets, for effective communication across city infrastructure. This multimodal strategy ensures cities can allocate priority to essential functions, including public safety and transit, while minimizing disruption to the rest.
Visit Booth 221
To learn more about GTT’s solutions, and find out how powerful analytics, cloud-based computing and connected devices can improve mobility, public safety and transportation in cities around the world, Smart Cities Connect attendees can also visit with GTT on the exhibition show floor at Booth 221. Expo hours are from 4-7 p.m., on Tuesday April 2 and 1-5.30 p.m. on Wednesday April 3, at the Colorado Convention Center.
Smart Cities Connect takes place April 1-4, 2019, and is the largest gathering of Smart City IoT technology leaders in North America. This year’s spring conference includes sessions discussing mobility, digital transformation, urban infrastructure, urban operations, and community engagement.
To find out more about Smart Cities Connect visit: https://spring.smartcitiesconnect.org/
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