Savari equipped 11 intersections and traffic lights in downtown Palo Alto with its Road-Side-Units, which enable cars, pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as visually and mobility impaired people, to communicate with traffic lights.
The goal is to increase traffic predictions, safety and efficiency and prepare the road for autonomous and self-driving car deployments. The Palo Alto deployment was done in collaboration with UC Berkeley. This deployment enables V2P communication through Savari’s SmartCross app, developed for pedestrians to increase their safety. It also enables V2I communication by showing drivers–in new model cars through the in-vehicle-infotainment system and in older cars through the smartphone–how much time is left before the traffic light turns red. Savari collects data in the cloud and broadcasts basic safety messages at intersections to vehicles.