Pictured above: Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks with GTT leadership about connected vehicle technology and the future of mobility at the 2017 ITS World Congress in Montreal.
Michigan governor talks connected vehicle tech with GTT
In addition to hundreds of ITS industry attendees, GTT representatives spoke with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder while at ITS World Congress. Gov. Snyder discussed connected vehicle technology and PlanetM – Michigan’s initiative to help shape the future of mobility.
Opticom Analytics featured in ITS Daily News
GTT’s vice president of product development Learie Hercules spoke with the ITS International Daily News about Opticom Analytics, a new tool for emergency responders. The web-based platform can help departments assess intersection performance, reveal problem areas and make corrections to provide a faster, safer emergency response.
Opticom demo highlights centralized solution
Conference attendees were able to see Opticom in action on the streets surrounding the Palais des congrès de Montreal. GTT’s technical service engineer Farzeen Mehri shuttled riders through five-Opticom equipped intersections to show how Opticom priority-control can function in centralized, distributed and hybrid environments. Back at the GTT booth, visitors could see the capabilities of Opticom Central Management Software and Opticom Analytics as the priority and preemption calls were made during the live demo.
Connectivity leads to successful TSP implementation in NYC
GTT’s product manager Chad Mack and vice president of strategic sales Victor Darias teamed up with the City of Winnipeg’s signals asset engineer Jonathan Foord to talk about how connected cities are making huge strides in transportation improvements. Chad kicked off the discussion focusing on the challenges that many cities are facing as technology continues to grow and change. Jonathon highlighted Winnipeg’s implementation of traffic cameras and cellular connections at intersections. Victor detailed New York City’s Transit Signal Priority deployment that leverages existing communications to intersections in the city.
PCaaS becomes a priority
In order to meet the changing demands of cities, GTT highlighted its latest offering – Opticom Priority Control as a Service – at the ITS World Congress. PCaaS is a new way of thinking about priority control solutions. Rather than buying a piece of equipment and spending time and money installing and maintaining it, cities can simply sign up and get Opticom without having to worry about the details. Everything from equipment to installation and maintenance is provided by GTT, all for a per-vehicle and per-intersection price.