COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (September 18, 2018) – Panasonic Corporation of North America unveiled Panasonic “Cirrus,” a traffic management center solution for transportation agencies today during the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the Panasonic CityNOW stand E-202. Cirrus is designed for traffic managers to leverage the transformative benefits and new capabilities provided by V2X technology. An open development platform for data sharing and collaboration, Panasonic Cirrus was developed using industry V2X standards and supports integrations to existing transportation systems. The Cirrus platform is built to scale for state-wide deployment of V2X technology on all roadways, highways and arterials alike.
Panasonic and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) partnered in 2017 to build a connected transportation program in which real-time data is shared across vehicles, infrastructure and people to improve safety and mobility on the road. Collaborating with CDOT, Panasonic developed the Cirrus software platform to allow DOTs to effectively deploy these technologies at scale for all roadways throughout an entire state or region. Roadway operators receive transportation data that can trigger immediate deployment of snowplows during winter storms or optimize traffic flows through a city in real time.
“The promise from efforts such as those taking place in Colorado are extraordinary. IoT linked roads are expected to reduce travel times by almost half, and potentially eliminate up to 80% of crashes,” said Jarrett Wendt, Executive Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at Panasonic Enterprise Solutions Company.
For more about Panasonic V2X technology, visit: https://na.panasonic.com/us/intelligent-transportation
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Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America is a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and leverages its strengths in Immersive Entertainment, Sustainable Energy, Integrated Supply Chains and Mobility Solutions to enable its business-to-business customers. Panasonic was highlighted in Forbes Magazine’s Global 2000 ranking as one of the Top Ten Best Regarded Companies for 2017. The ranking is based on outstanding scores for trustworthiness, honesty with the public and superior performance of products and solutions. Learn more about Panasonic’s ideas and innovations at Panasonic.com.