With no hardware installation and simple flip of the switch installation, agencies immediately gain access to streams of low-latency, high-quality data to manage intersections now and in a fully connected world.
Q-Free (OSE: QFR), a global leader in mobility solutions for smart city infrastructure, today announced the release of Kinetic CV, its latest connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) data solution and the latest application for Q-Free’s innovative single-dashboard traffic management platform, Kinetic™ Mobility. By activating a simple license within Kinetic Mobility, subscribers can immediately access high quality, real-time intersection data from their entire controller network running Q-Free MAXTIME suite and share with third-party vendors seamlessly through an open API. It gives agencies a low-cost means of quickly and significantly impacting the safety and efficiency of overall operations and can be installed and up and running in minutes.
Among its many benefits, Kinetic CV requires no hardware installation and since it operates on cellular signals, it is not vulnerable to the reduction of designated connected and autonomous vehicle broadband spectrum used by DSRC or 5G radios, announced by the Federal Communications Commission.
Kinetic CV delivers data through a single centralized system rather than at each individual intersection, while still delivering incredibly low latency of less than 250 milliseconds. Q-Free’s Executive Vice President of ATMS Solutions Tom Stiles says Kinetic CV will solve the problem of capturing and managing diverse intersection data effectively and efficiently. “As the traffic management world becomes increasingly complex, we’re making it simpler,” he said. “Delivering and pushing out near real-time, comprehensive data in a centralized and manageable format is key to successful traffic operations. Kinetic CV is the key that unlocks that promise.”
Kinetic CV is extremely cost effective with this specific module being up to five times less expensive than competing hardware-based solutions. It is customizable to specific environments and locations. Customers can configure map views within specific intersections to provide access to information including:
- Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT)
- Preemption/Emergency Vehicle Notification (without hardware installation)
- Intersection Geometry
- Traveler Information Messages
State and regional agencies from throughout the United States and Canada helped beta test the product, and are currently using it, leading up to today’s Kinetic CV’s release.
Kinetic CV will position agencies for the future of increasingly connected mobility—promising to interface with buses, trains, and other transit vehicles to offer a more holistic view of any region’s transportation picture. By creating a link between vehicles, devices, and the central traffic management system, Kinetic CV can publish data through an open API that third parties can subscribe to.
“We believe center-to-center systems are the future,” said Stiles. “Like all products on the Kinetic Mobility platform, we designed Kinetic CV to let our customers decide when they need it and how to deploy it; rather than the scenario agencies often face of being forced to buy a product that doesn’t address their unique situation, simply because the vendor packages it into a one-size-fits-all product. We are happy to be leading the charge.”
Q-Free is a global leader in intelligent transportation systems, spearheading innovative solutions for tolling, traffic management, and active transportation. Embracing innovation and harnessing the power of technology, we address daily mobility challenges, shaping a future where people, goods, and data travel safely, efficiently, and sustainably.
With a four-decade legacy, Q-Free’s vision extends beyond geographical boundaries, serving customers worldwide in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.