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16 March 2023

Leading the way to safer work zones at ITS America Conference 2023 

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While there’s growing momentum around the subject of Vision Zero and improving road and work zone safety, there is still much work to be done. Over the past ten years, work zone fatalities have increased by 45% (equating to more than two people killed per day) and work zone injuries from 39,000 to 44,000.

From April 24th to 27th, we’ll be attending the 2023 ITS America Annual Conference and Expo in Grapevine, Texas to discuss how new technologies can help turn the tide on these unacceptable work zone crash statistics and to showcase some of the work we’re doing with road agencies and technology partners to save lives on the roads and in the work zone.

For example, we recently joined forces with in-cab freight communication leader Drivewyze to share real-time work zone data with truckers well before they enter work zones. Meanwhile, in Florida, we’re supporting FDOT in a major state-wide pilot that allows crews to open and close lanes right from the job site. Information is shared with drivers through the major GPS apps including Google and Waze and includes work zone status, crew presence and speed limits.

We’re also working with organizations like NCTCOG to ensure our work zone data sharing solutions can be procured by all public sector agencies and are providing free Work Zone Data Exchange (WZDx) feeds for any road agency that asks; last year, we generated the most comprehensive WZDx feed to date for NCDOT.

  • Find the team at Stand 1321 for a quick demo or to enter our joint competition with Drivewyze (Stand 1517)

Our CEO and Founder, James Harris, is also fortunate enough to be joining a panel discussion, alongside DOT and industry speakers from Flow Labs, TxDOT and Cityfi, entitled ‘Data-Driven Systems are Safer Systems: Making roadways safer for everyone’.

The conversation will center around how emerging technologies can be deployed to enable agencies to align their transportation strategies with Safe System Approach objectives. Each of the panelists will share their experiences working with connected vehicle data, integrated safety datasets and artificial intelligence algorithms and how they’ve leveraged these platforms to not only mitigate unsafe conditions, but also prevent them from developing.

Time: 3-4pm CDT
Date: April 27th

You can register to attend the ITS America Conference and Expo 2023 here.

If you’d like to arrange a demo or a time to talk at our stand, please get in touch.