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Navigant Research Report Examines How Cities Can Utilize Smart Highway Technology

September 13, 2018

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--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, , 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.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at www.navigantresearch.com.

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the Firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at navigant.com.

* 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.

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CONTACT: Navigant Research

Lindsay Funicello-Paul, 781-270-8456

lindsay.funicello.paul@navigant.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA COLORADO

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY OTHER ENERGY TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT HARDWARE OTHER TECHNOLOGY ALTERNATIVE VEHICLES/FUELS AUTOMOTIVE URBAN PLANNING CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE

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