The City of Moreno Valley will be at the forefront of vehicle technology by allowing the City’s traffic signals to provide real-time traffic data to vehicles outfitted with vehicle-to-infrastructure capability. Moreno Valley has entered into an agreement with Traffic Technology Services (TTS) to provide real-time traffic data, allowing Vehicle-to-Infrastructure connectivity. Through a cellular connection, and using cloud-based technology, the car receives real- time signal information from the advanced traffic management system used to monitor the City’s traffic signals. Audi produced the first vehicles with the “Red Light Information” technology. Other car manufacturers are expected to follow in Audi’s footsteps. The Southern Nevada Regional Transportation Commission, located in Las Vegas, was the first local government to connect its traffic monitoring center directly to vehicles. When approaching a connected traffic signal, the vehicle will know whether the light is red or green, and how long until it changes. The information is provided in a headsup display. Developers of the technology hope to improve navigation routing and increase the accuracy of arrival time estimates as well as enhance predictive services such as providing the driver with a speed recommendation designed to maximize the number of green lights that can be made in sequence. The City of Moreno Valley anticipates having the program up and running by the end of 2017. The TTS agreement helps fulfill a key Strategic Plan initiative for Moreno Valley to be a test bed for connected vehicle technologies.
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