Gainesville, Fla., Greenlights Countdown App for Traffic Signals

Motorists in Gainesville, Fla., can now watch the traffic signal they are sitting at count down from red to green.

Most of the city’s signals are part of a connected network that uses real-time information, predictive algorithms and other technology to send information to drivers via the Enlighten mobile app. The system is powered by Connected Signals Inc. of Eugene, Ore…

The project grew out of a smaller pilot project in 2017 with the University of Florida’s Transportation Institute’s I-STREET test bed, which was formed as a partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) Connected Vehicle Initiative, and includes numerous projects across the state, as Florida experiments with autonomous and connected vehicles and the infrastructure needed to support them.