Econolite and Savari to accelerate V2I applications deployment


Econolite Group, a global company that offers Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and traffic management solutions, has finalised negotiations with US-based technology firm Savari to speed up deployment of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) applications in order to cater Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) market.

As per the deal, Econolite will hold exclusive distributorship of Savari’s StreetWAVE Roadside Units (RSUs) to the Americas, Middle East, and Africa.

Econolite Group senior vice-president and CTO Gary Duncan said: “Our partnership with Savari Inc. brings together the industry leaders in ITS and V2X technologies.

"The expanding development of connected and automated vehicles plus Smart City initiatives is placing greater importance on V2I capabilities."

“The expanding development of connected and automated vehicles plus Smart City initiatives is placing greater importance on V2I capabilities.

“This partnership will help ensure that we can quickly respond to and support the V2I needs of cities, planners, and transportation agencies.”

The deal will see Savari StreetWAVE RSUs integrated with Econolite’s ITS solutions to enable new levels of traffic management that will enhance safety, reduce traffic congestion, as well as create a platform for the CAV networks.

The implementation of Econolite and Savari technologies will help in achieving V2I safety applications such as Red Light Violation Warning, Curve Speed Warning (CSW), and Work Zone Warning

Savari CEO Ravi Puvvala said:  “This agreement represents a strategic focus on helping the future of connected and automated vehicles become reality.

“Our successful V2X collaboration efforts combined with commercially available solutions uniquely positions the two companies to offer the most comprehensive and proven V2I solutions today.

“We look forward to this partnership helping deploy the V2X communications foundation that ushers in the Smart Cities transformation.”

Prior to this partnership, Econolite Group and Savari have worked with each other on numerous connected vehicle research projects.

They also collaborated with each other for proof of concept demonstrations, including the Multi-Modal Intelligent Traffic Signal System (MMITSS) project that demonstrated how V2X technologies can optimise intersection operations and provide improved response for emergency, transit, and freight vehicles.