Atlanta suburb deploys new tech to tame traffic

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The City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia, announced Wednesday it will deploy the traffic management Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technology in partnership with Qualcomm and infrastructure firm Jacobs.

The Atlanta suburb, through its Curiosity Lab smart city living laboratory, will deploy the C-V2X technology on roadside units, intersections and on two of the vehicles in the city’s fleet. Its fire trucks and ambulances already have C-V2X capabilities, said Brandon Branham, assistant city manager and chief technology officer, and Peachtree Corners hopes to expand that deployment to all 350 of its fleet vehicles soon.

The technology will be used to improve travel times and efficiency, including through real-time adjustments of signals to improve traffic flow, Branham said during a briefing with reporters.It could also help improve safety, he said, especially where the city’s network of multiuse trails intersect with streets.