Navigant Research Report Examines How Cities Can Utilize Smart Highway Technology
To prepare for future road infrastructure, suppliers and technology developers should focus on a modular approach and interoperability
A new report from Navigant Research examines the current state of smart highway technologies, providing an overview of current and recent test installations, and detailing the influence of automated vehicles and electric vehicles (AVs and EVs).
Transportation planning is essential for any city, and the evolution of the
smart highway is expected to improve road access and safety for the commuters
and vehicles that use it. AVs and EVs are key to achieving these benefits, and
updated highway infrastructure is a powerful enabler. Click to tweet: A new report from @NavigantRSRCH examines how cities
can utilize new smart highway technology.
“Smart highways are a significant element of the smart cities industry,”
says Ryan Citron, senior research analyst with Navigant. “Sensors and
connectivity, road markings and signs, and electric
roads are expected to enable smart highways that deliver reduced congestion,
fewer collisions, and cleaner air.”
According to the report, smart highway concepts in road marking and signage make it easier for machine vision and other sensors to monitor the local road situation, and new highway sensors can send data reports on road conditions to central service centers that then develop and deliver instructions to the fleet to optimize traffic flow. Navigant Research recommends cities engage in long-term road infrastructure planning, while suppliers and technology developers focus on a modular approach and interoperability, and road construction companies collaborate with their suppliers to develop global solutions.
This report, The Convergence of Smart Highways and Smart Cities, examines the current state of smart highway technologies. It provides an overview of some current and recent test installations and examines the influence of AVs and EVs. The study also examines various benefits that will result from the successful implementation of smart highways. Recommendations are provided to road construction firms and suppliers on how to take advantage of the market potential and to government agencies on planning for the future. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.
Contact: Lindsay Funicello-Paul
* The information contained in this press release concerning the report, The Convergence of Smart Highways and Smart Cities, is a summary and reflects Navigant Research’s current expectations based on market data and trend analysis. Market predictions and expectations are inherently uncertain and actual results may differ materially from those contained in this press release or the report. Please refer to the full report for a complete understanding of the assumptions underlying the report’s conclusions and the methodologies used to create the report. Neither Navigant Research nor Navigant undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.