First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Iteris has been selected by authorities in Florida to plan and manage a connected and autonomous vehicle (C/AV) project.
The board of commissioners in Lee County has tasked Iteris with assessing potential new technology and working out how to make transport systems more intelligent.
Supported by Gannet Fleming, Iteris will create a strategy to help local authority staff work out where the products of tech companies, auto makers and infrastructure providers might fit into current and future transport plans.
Randy Cerchie, director at the Lee County Department of Transportation, said the plan would “reduce traffic congestion and improve the safety…of road users long into the future”.
Lee County also wants to enhance C/AV readiness, while understanding the potential cybersecurity risks, and forecasting trends.
Iteris says the one-year project is the first of its kind in Florida but mirrors others with which the company as involved in the US, involving oversight of pilot deployments, smart workzones and advanced pedestrian detection.
Moe Zarean, assistant general manager, transportation systems at Iteris, said there is a need “to help communities around the nation be ready for the future and ultimately improve the safety and efficiency of our nation’s transportation networks”.