Connected vehicle and smart sensor technologies are advancing at the same time 5G wireless networks are growing, making it possible for companies to develop applications to enhance transit and traffic safety and efficiency. Panasonic is one of 14 corporate and government entities that received approval in May from the Federal Communications Commission to use previously reserved radio spectrum for connected vehicle applications. Smart Cities Dive spoke with Panasonic to learn more about its efforts so far in Colorado, Utah and Georgia.
Panasonic’s Smart Mobility office, based in Denver, is focusing on these intelligent mobility solutions. “We’re really looking at … real-world innovations that can create value for our existing smart mobility partners and businesses and actually impact the larger world,” said Courtney Ehrlichman, head of strategy at NextLab, one of three business units within the Smart Mobility office.