Savari announces first real-world deployment of SmartCross V2P mobile app and software stack for NYC Connected Vehicle Project
Savari announced that the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will deploy the Savari SmartCross Vehicle-to-Pedestrian (V2P) solution as part of its NYC Connected Vehicle Project – For Safer Transportation. The system leverages Savari’s cloud-based software to bring pedestrians into the Connected Vehicle (CV) landscape.
This is the first real-world deployment of SmartCross, initially developed in collaboration with the US Department of Transportation (USDOT), which helps people with impairments use crosswalks more confidently by providing relevant information to drivers and pedestrians when they need it.
The mobile phone app, in conjunction with the Savari cloud software is fully integrated into the traffic management systems and provides critical information regarding the intersection geometry and traffic light status to pedestrians who may otherwise be distracted. In addition, the technology has the capability to alert V2X-enabled vehicles of potential conflict with pedestrian movements.
Since most smartphones do not have the positioning accuracy needed for such applications, Savari has developed a mobility tag that provides its smartphone application with greatly enhanced location precision and accuracy.
NYC’s deployment will serve as a model for other major US cities looking to improve the safety of their roadways.