The Peachtree Industrial Boulevard Smart Corridor project is scheduled to begin in 2019. (Courtesy Gwinnett Tech)

Gwinnett, Georgia Tech to test Smart Corridor for PIB

Gwinnett drivers regularly traveling along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard will soon be able to participate in connected vehicle technology that will allow vehicles, smartphones, and other devices to receive alerts and information from traffic signals, emergency vehicles and transit buses.

Led by Georgia Tech, the Georgia Smart Communities Challenge project, is partnering with the Gwinnett Department of Transportation, public and private funding to implement smart community projects that could benefit cities statewide.

The connected vehicle technology hopes to make driving safer and improve traffic flow. Drivers would know when they are about to run a red light or from which direction an emergency vehicle is approaching. Mass transit buses would have better scheduling information, and real-time traffic information would allow traffic engineers to improve traffic flow.

The next step includes implementation of a 20-mile Smart Corridor pilot project along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Gwinnett. Information: Smart Corridor Gwinnett.

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