The North Fulton Community Improvement District (NFCID), in the US state of Georgia, has approved the deployment of connected vehicle (CV) technology in a bid to improve road safety and queuing times at intersections.

The NFCID has selected Applied Information, a US-based developer of connected, intelligent transportation systems, to deploy its advanced CV connection system across the North Fulton region.

As part of the project, Applied Information will install the technology in all 44 intersections within the North Fulton area.

The technology will provide audio cues, including ‘red light running’ and ‘get ready for green’ to vehicles, which are expected to save approximately 10-12 seconds per intersection while safely halting all other traffic.

Thanks to this technology, equipped transit buses will also be allowed to have green light priority.

The scheme will encompass three connected vehicle communication platforms, namely 4G LTE, Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) and Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X).

The system also supports the TravelSafely app, which can be downloaded for free.

North Fulton CID executive director Brandon Beach said: “This is an exciting day for our community as we bring this next level Connected Vehicle technology to North Fulton.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Applied Information to bring this to life, and subsequently provide first responders, transit buses, commuters and special events an avenue to more safely and efficiently navigate our streets and the community.”

Initially, the NFCID will invest $308,000 to cover all intersections within the district.

Established in 2003, the NFCID is an infrastructure financing mechanism formed to support advancements of the North Fulton region.