Not only will first responders in Marietta automatically be given green lights at pre-cleared intersections to provide a safer route and shorten response time, but app users along the route of the first responder vehicle will also be warned of its approach and direction of travel.
Using the app, vehicles will be notified when they are in a school zone, when the beacons are active, and be given a warning if they exceed the school zone speed limit by 10mph (16km/h). Vehicles approaching any of the city’s 120 traffic signal-controlled intersections will communicate with roadside equipment so drivers can adapt to traffic flow.
Another feature of the app notifies drivers about the presence of cyclists and pedestrians ahead, who in turn will be warned if a vehicle is approaching at an unsafe speed. Anyone driving, cycling or walking in the city can use the app, which will automatically work within the city’s 23 square mile area.