The 18-mile stretch of the interstate in Troup County—also known as "The Ray"—will be outfitted with connected vehicle technology in an effort to improve roadway safety and reduce traffic congestion.
GDOT and its partners will be leveraging the CIRRUS by Panasonic data management platform, allowing the agency access to real-time, location-specific data to improve roadway safety, ease congestion, and identify maintenance needs and roadway interruptions.
In anticipation of the positive traffic safety implications of connected vehicle technology, GDOT has already installed hundreds of roadside units across the metropolitan Atlanta region. GDOT secured FHWA grant funding allowing its installation of connected vehicle technology to expand to 1,700 of the most heavily traveled intersections in metro Atlanta.
The GDOT-The Ray pilot with Panasonic is a two-year program, with the Panasonic system installed and deployed through the end of 2019. GDOT and The Ray will conduct demonstrations of its data management capabilities and various use cases through 2020.
SOURCE: The Ray