NFCID in Georgia approves connected vehicle technology

The North Fulton Community Improvement District (NFCID) has announced the approval for a state-of-the-art Connected Vehicle system, which will connect 44 contiguous intersections within North Fulton, the company said.

The NFCID will partner with Applied Information, Inc., the provider of intelligent transportation infrastructure technology, to begin deploying this technology throughout the North Fulton area.

The project will equip all intersection traffic signals with special technology to communicate with vehicles and provide audio cues of “red light running” and “get ready for green.” Equipped emergency vehicles will save approximately 10-12 seconds per intersection by automatically getting green lights, while all other traffic is safely brought to a halt. The technology will also enable equipped transit buses to have green light priority.

The technology will encompass all three connected vehicle communication platforms including: 4G LTE, Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) and Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X). Motorists can also download the TravelSafely™ app for free, which will connect them to this new technology.

The NFCID will contribute USD 308,000 toward the project, which will cover all intersections currently within the NFCID boundaries. The program will continue to add partners and areas where this technology can be applied.

The TravelSafely app can be found on iTunes or the Google Play store for free.

The North Fulton Community Improvement District (CID) is an infrastructure financing mechanism formed by committed business leaders who are dedicated to the advancement of the North Fulton region. For more information, visit www.NorthFultonCID.com.