The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and Alpharetta co-working facility Digital Ignition have announced Georgia’s first Smart Vehicle Tech Challenge, focused on access and use of connected vehicle data that can be incorporated into smart city planning.
The Talking Traffic Lights Challenge invites companies — particularly startups — to interpret GDOT traffic light and connected vehicle data to identify opportunities for road safety applications. This first-of-its-kind project gives participants unprecedented access to comprehensive city traffic signal data, as well as GDOT’s technology teams involved in working on smart vehicle innovation.
This initiative has been created to help support GDOT’s ongoing focus on traffic innovation and safety. As a result, participating companies will be carefully selected. Amongst other requirements, they must demonstrate they have been in operation for at least three years, can dedicate three or more employees to the event, can attend at least four GDOT IoT data training sessions (in-person or online), and have IoT, AI, and blockchain experience.