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Verizon-ADOT and MAG pilot program recognized for transportation innovation with technology award


Apr 3, 2024

Verizon Public Sector recently announced that its pilot program with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and the Maricopa Association of Governments has been awarded a Transportation Systems Management and Operations (TSMO) Award in the Emerging Trends and Technologies category. This pilot program tested a new vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in Maricopa County, Arizona. The award signifies the potential of V2X technology to revolutionize how state and local governments communicate with drivers nationwide.

TJ Fox, Senior Vice President of Industrial IoT and Automotive at Verizon Business, expressed excitement about the recognition the pilot program received, stating that the award demonstrates the viability of V2X technology. The partnership between Verizon Public Sector, ADOT, and MAG aimed to use V2X capabilities to deliver time-sensitive safety information between vehicles on Arizona’s interstate and state highway systems.

Susan Anderson, Systems Technology Group Manager for ADOT’s Transportation Systems Management and Operations division, explained that the pilot project’s goal was to test and validate the ability to send critical safety notices to drivers efficiently. This initiative helps prepare for a future where vehicles can interact with transportation infrastructure seamlessly.

During the pilot program, Verizon Public Sector virtualized ADOT’s roadside units (RSUs) and utilized public Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) infrastructure to enhance the communication of timely traffic information to drivers. The program ran from December 2021 to May 2022, showcasing the potential of V2X technology in improving transportation systems.

For more information on the pilot program and its outcomes, visit the Verizon Public Sector website. For media inquiries or additional details, contact Geoffrey Basye at geoffrey.basye@verizon.com or 202-748-1882.

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