Connected Vehicle Technology for Mobility


[ MUSIC ] CONNECTED VEHICLES CAN
PROVIDE A CONNECTED, DATA-RICH TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT. WITH MILLIONS OF CONNECTED
VEHICLES, OUR ABILITY TO SHARE ROBUST, BUT ANONYMOUS DATA,
WITH EACH OTHER AND WITH SMART INFRASTRUCTURE, WILL CONTINUE
TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW, ENHANCE COORDINATION
WITH TRANSIT, AND MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES
EVEN MORE SAFE AND LIVABLE. THE CONNECTION PROTECTION
APPLICATION GIVES PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROVIDERS AND
TRAVELERS THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE TWO WAYS. THE CONNECTED NETWORK GIVES
PASSENGERS REAL-TIME TRANSIT INFORMATION SO THEY CAN MORE
ACCURATELY PREDICT WHETHER THEY WILL MAKE THEIR
NEXT CONNECTION. IF MULTIPLE PEOPLE ON A DELAYED
BUS WILL MISS THEIR NEXT CONNECTION, TRANSPORTATION
PROVIDERS CAN ADJUST BUS DEPARTURES TO ENABLE
THE PASSENGERS TO MAKE THEIR NEXT CONNECTION. DYNAMIC RIDESHARING APPLICATIONS
MAKE THE LOGISTICS OF RIDESHARING– SCHEDULING, RELIABILITY,
AND COMMUNICATION– EASIER BY CONNECTING VEHICLES AND HANDHELD DEVICES. APPLICATIONS DO THE MATCHING
FOR US– AUTHENTICATING USERS AND CONNECTING RIDERS
WITH DRIVERS. THE COOPERATIVE ADAPTIVE CRUISE
CONTROL APP HELPS DRIVERS AVOID STOPS AND STARTS, WHICH
CAN ALSO HELP CONSERVE FUEL AND IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW. AND THE QUEUE WARNING APP
MONITORS TRAFFIC DATA TO DETECT STRETCHES OF SLOW-MOVING
TRAFFIC AND WARN MOTORISTS TO REDUCE SPEEDS TO AVOID
POTENTIAL REAR-END COLLISIONS. CONNECTED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY
CAN HELP PEDESTRIANS TOO. FOR EXAMPLE, THE MOBILE
ACCESSIBLE PEDESTRIAN SIGNAL SYSTEM APP SENDS AN
“AUTOMATED PEDESTRIAN CALL” FROM THE SMART PHONE OF A
PEDESTRIAN WITH DISABILITIES TO THE TRAFFIC CONTROLLER,
HOLDING THE WALK SIGNAL UNTIL THE PEDESTRIAN HAS
CLEARED THE CROSSWALK. THIS APPLICATION ALSO ALERTS
DRIVERS OF THE PRESENCE OF A PEDESTRIAN WITH DISABILITIES
AT THE CROSSWALK. THE POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF A
CONNECTED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM– ONE THAT IS ABLE TO
ENHANCE SAFETY AND MOBILITY, AND ADDRESS
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS– ARE WIDE RANGING. THEY WILL BE FELT BY EVERY ONE
OF US, ENHANCING THE LIVABILITY OF OUR COMMUNITIES,
AND ULTIMATELY MAKING OUR TRANSPORTATION
SAFER AND SMARTER. CONNECTED VEHICLES–
IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES.