‘Smart Vehicle’ Technology Enables Communication Between Car, Traffic Signals, Emergency Responders

Denver Public Works is beginning to rollout new “smart vehicle” technology in their vehicles that could lay the foundation for dramatic changes in the Denver metro area commute. It seems like something out of the future, but it’s being put to the test now.

“Where this is heading is this traffic intersection would know that there’s 20 cars coming from this direction, 15 cars from that direction, that there’s an ambulance three minutes away and that there’s a pedestrian who needs 10 more seconds to cross and it would dynamically load balance all of that,” said Matthew McAllister.

He has been working with the City of Denver to make the transportation system smarter. To do that, they needed to drastically increase the amount of data they are getting.