ADOT, MAG, and Verizon’s pilot program recognized with transportation award in emerging technology category

Revolutionizing Road Safety: Verizon and Arizona Department of Transportation Awarded for V2X Technology Pilot Program

In a remarkable achievement, Verizon Public Sector, in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), has been awarded the Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Award in the Emerging Trends and Technologies category for their innovative pilot program. The program focused on testing a new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in Maricopa County, Arizona.

The pilot program aimed to explore the potential of V2X capabilities in delivering time-sensitive safety information to vehicles on Arizona’s interstate and state highway systems. Susan Anderson, Systems Technology Group Manager for ADOT’s Transportation Systems Management and Operations division, highlighted the importance of efficiently sending critical safety notices to drivers. This initiative positions the state for future integration of vehicles with transportation infrastructure.

TJ Fox, Senior Vice President of Industrial IoT and Automotive at Verizon Business, emphasized that this award showcases the potential of V2X technology to revolutionize how state and local governments communicate with drivers nationwide. Verizon Public Sector, ADOT, and MAG worked together to virtualize ADOT’s roadside units (RSUs) and utilize public Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) infrastructure to enhance communication of real-time traffic information to drivers. The pilot program took place from December 2021 to May 2022 and demonstrated the feasibility and benefits of V2X technology in improving road safety and efficiency.

For more information on this award-winning pilot program, visit Verizon Public Sector’s official website for updates and details.

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