Cities and States Pursue Smart Roads to Save Lives, Fuel

Thanks to sensors embedded in pavement and other vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technology, the Internet of Things is hitting the streets, literally, and enabling smart roads that can reduce emissions, relieve traffic and save lives.

Smart pavement is part of the growing list of intelligent transportation systems already at work in many cities, improving pedestrian safety and parking availability via sensors and other tech.

As Wi-Fi availability grows in cities and 5G sits on the horizon to offer the type of connectivity and speeds necessary to enable V2I solutions, intelligent pavement projects are becoming more widely piloted.