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Representatives from Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) will discuss the latest smart mobility solutions with more than 400 global city leaders from March 26-29, 2018, at the Smart Cities Connect Conference & Expo 2018 in Kansas City, Mo.

GTT—the trusted global firm in priority control solutions—will engage with international leaders about how powerful analytics, cloud-based computing and connected devices can improve mobility, public safety and transportation in cities around the world.

Smart Cities Connect is the largest gathering of Smart City IoT technology leaders in North America. This year’s spring conference includes sessions discussing mobility, data and analytics, emergency services, sensor networks, transportation and more.Building a smart city requires complex integration and relentless innovation

Smart city delegates

GTT delegates include vice president of product development Learie Hercules and product manager Chad Mack. Hercules oversees all product development functions and is a core member of GTT’s corporate strategy team.

Previously, he was the senior technical director at AT&T’s Big Data Division where he led cloud platform technologies, roadmap and product innovation.

Mack is responsible for strategic roadmap planning, new product introduction and portfolio management for GTT. He has been instrumental in developing a clear path for cities to become smarter using advance mobility solutions.

The journey to a smart city is incremental—you can’t flip a switch or force it. It requires complex integration and relentless innovation,” Mack said. “Working with GTT gives cities an opportunity to get immediate results.Future developments could let users manage long-haul trucks, delivery vehicles and even ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft

Intelligent priority management

GTT’s Opticom Priority Control mobility solution allows transit and public safety vehicles to request a green light at intersections, dramatically reducing the potential for intersection crashes and improving travel times and reliability. “These intelligent priority management systems allow users to oversee and control the movement of vehicles that operate on a city’s streets,” Mack explained.

Users can manage priority levels for public transit, emergency and maintenance vehicles,” Mack said. “Future developments could let users manage long-haul trucks, delivery vehicles and even ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

While GTT has been connecting vehicles to intersections for decades, that doesn’t mean Opticom is lagging in innovation,” Hercules said.

Cloud- and AI-based analytics

The green light is an immediate benefit to users, but the data generated by the Opticom system drives even more applications,” Hercules said. “GTT developers are using cloud-computing and artificial intelligence to deliver meaningful real-time and historic analytics and management tools to cities.

For example, Opticom Analytics for Public Safety was named a 2017 Innovation Award winner by EMS World magazine. GTT has since rolled out a similar tool for public transit users that also harnesses real-time vehicle data for even more insights.

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