The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and HERE (a mapping and location technology company) announced the first cellular network-based connected vehicle alert system in North America. This project, RoadX, is aimed at helping drivers along I-70, one of America's most challenging roads which links Denver to Colorado's "world class resorts and mountains."
CDOT plans to use HERE's Location Cloud and Digital Transportation Infrastructure solution on RoadX to connect vehicles, smartphones, and other devices, road infrastructure and traffic management centers:
“HERE is proud to work with the Colorado Department of Transportation as we lead the way in turning the promise of connected vehicle technology into reality. We have designed an interoperable platform that today allows an efficient low latency data exchange, where connected vehicles can transmit and receive localized information on road conditions for the safety and benefit of the driver,” said George Filley, Global Head of Digital Transportation Infrastructure at HERE.