TAMPA, Fla. – Feb. 14, 2019 – Traffic and Parking Control Co., Inc. (TAPCO), manufacturer, distributor and service provider of traffic safety and parking control products, is proud to announce that its Connected Vehicle Interface has won an Innovation Award for new products at the 2019 ATSSA Annual Convention and Traffic Expo.
“Roadway safety manufacturers are a critical component to saving lives on our nation’s roads,” said Brian Watson, ATSSA Director of New Programs. “Winners of the Innovation Award are recognized for achieving outstanding advancements within the industry that we all hope will increase roadway safety and save lives.”
The Connected Vehicle Interface (CVI) is an innovative enhancement option that increases traffic safety by integrating TAPCO Intelligent Warning Systems with connected vehicle ready infrastructure. The CVI communicates with roadside units to relay Intelligent Warning System data to connected vehicles via Dedicated Short-Range Communication or cellular networks. Drivers receive instant in-vehicle alerts—such as the presence of a pedestrian in an approaching crosswalk—via mobile device, smart dashboard or smart rearview mirror.
“It’s always an honor to be recognized within our industry as a leading innovator,” said Jon Zick, Director of Engineering and Marketing at TAPCO. “It’s an achievement that signals to our customers that TAPCO is committed to cutting-edge innovation and proves that industry leaders recognize the importance of advancing technology in connected vehicle and smart city infrastructure.”
The nation’s premier transportation conference, ATSSA’s convention is attended annually by thousands of traffic safety professionals. The Innovation Award competition was judged by a panel of public transportation officials. The judges based their decision on a combination of factors: lifesaving qualities, degree of need, innovation and design, and adherence to the Highway Safety Improvement Program’s standards. Innovation Award winners were recognized at ATSSA’s Circle of Innovation event during the convention.