Georgia smart road triples V2X infrastructure

Dubbed a “green highway of the future,” The Ray is a partnership between state agencies, a family foundation and private companies that aims to advance autonomous vehicle testing. This public-private-philanthropic-partnership was formed in 2019 when Georgia’s Department of Transportation joined the venture. The South Korean car manufacturer Kia, supported by Hyundai America Technical Center Inc. (HATCI), is the latest business to sign onto the venture, joining companies like 3M and Panasonic.

Kia and the HATCI engineering research group will primarily focus on connected vehicle applications such as roadwork zone warnings and freight signal priority, which adjusts traffic lights to accommodate freight traffic.