April 21, 2024 11:38 pm
Verizon, ADOT, and MAG’s pilot program earns transportation award for innovative technology use

Verizon Public Sector, in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Maricopa Association of Governments, has successfully completed a pilot program testing a new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in Maricopa County, Arizona. The program was awarded the Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Award in the Emerging Trends and Technologies category for its innovative approach to communication between vehicles and transportation infrastructure.

TJ Fox, Senior Vice President of Industrial IoT and Automotive at Verizon Business, highlighted the significance of the TSMO award in demonstrating the potential of V2X technology to revolutionize how state and local governments communicate with drivers nationwide. The award validates the viability of this cutting-edge technology and its ability to enhance communication between vehicles and transportation infrastructure.

The pilot program aimed to deliver time-sensitive safety information between vehicles on Arizona’s interstate and state highway systems using V2X capabilities. By testing and validating the effectiveness of transmitting critical safety notices to drivers efficiently, the program serves as a stepping stone towards a future where vehicles can interact with transportation infrastructure seamlessly.

Susan Anderson, Systems Technology Group Manager for ADOT’s Transportation Systems Management and Operations division, emphasized the importance of positioning for the integration of V2X technology into transportation systems. The program virtualized ADOT’s roadside units and leveraged public Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) infrastructure to optimize communication between timely traffic information to drivers.

The pilot program ran from December 2021 to May 2022, demonstrating the potential of V2X technology to enhance road safety and improve communication between vehicles and transportation infrastructure. For more information about the program, visit its official website. For media inquiries, contact Geoffrey Basye at geoffrey.basye@verizon.com or 202-748-1882.

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