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#1 2021-12-29 13:04:43

MichaelBluejay
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From: Austin, TX
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New facilities to protect pedestrians

"A pilot to alert vehicles when a pedestrian is about
to cross the street in East Austin began in November.
The program, monitored by the Austin Transportation
Department, is at two crossings on Rosewood Avenue:
Angelina Street and Navasota Street. The technology
for the project runs on solar power and is provided by
TAPCO and Siemens.

When a pedestrian pushes the signal, it alerts oncom
ing drivers who have vehicles connected to wireless
networks, or connected vehicles, that someone is
trying to cross. It also provides an alert if the driver
is about to run a red light. In addition to displaying
messages for connected vehicles, the crosswalks also
have rapid flashing lights that will go off."

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