Atlanta creates Smart Corridor to improve traffic, prepare for driverless vehicles

Originally published by Don McLoud, Equipment World

Atlanta has launched its new North Avenue Smart Corridor, equipping 18 intersections with advanced technology designed to improve vehicle, transit, bike and pedestrian flow and safety, and help pave the way for autonomous vehicles.

The technology includes adaptive signal systems using artificial intelligence to eliminate stops and reduce wait times by 25 percent without increasing travel speeds, according to Mayor Kasim Reed’s office.

The intersections are also equipped with a video surveillance and detection system to improve traffic safety, a connected vehicle system [read more]