“Our technology re-envisions roads as digital mobility networks, paving the way for greater improvements in everything from sustainable transportation funding to improved safety to mass adoption of autonomous cars.” - Tim Sylvester, CEO and Founder
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) March 26, 2018
Integrated Roadways, a technology startup from Kansas City, Missouri, is revolutionizing America’s highway system beginning with a key partnership with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) under their RoadX initiative to use next-generation innovations to solve infrastructure challenges.
Integrated Roadways, in conjunction with partners Kiewit Infrastructure Company, Cisco Systems, WSP Global, and Wichita Concrete Pipe, will install one-half-mile of Smart Pavement on US285 near Fairplay, CO, to collect data on run-off-the-road (ROTR) accidents and send automatic notices of ROTR accidents to CDOT over a five-year demonstration period. The project features Integrated Roadways’ patented “Smart Pavement” technology, which makes roadways touch-sensitive to vehicle positions.
ConstructionDive.com named “Smart Highway” technology the 2017 “Tech of the Year”, predicting a CAGR of 93.54% from 2017 to 2021 and a 2020 market projection of $32.81 billion, while Wired predicts VC investment in the field to grow to $375m in 2018.
“Smart Pavement is the future of our roadways, transforming roads into a digital platform for advanced mobility applications,” says Tim Sylvester, Integrated Roadways founder. “Smart Pavement identifies vehicle positions and behaviors in real-time, simplifying autonomous vehicle operation, providing dynamic traffic information, automatic notification for accidents, permanent vehicle counts, pavement condition indexing, and data-driven safety improvements. Future versions will make the road financially self-sustaining by selling access to data, connectivity, and services.”
Peter Kozinski, P.E., director of the RoadX Program describes the pilot project this way: “RoadX is all about finding new opportunities and demonstrating – often on a smaller scale – that they work or bring value, so other DOTs have a higher level of confidence that they’re making a solid investment.”
Many government agencies and local municipalities are excited about the potential as shown by this new project award and Integrated Roadways is currently evaluating projects with a number of other states and municipalities.
“The Internet and cell networks have revolutionized so much of our daily lives, yet roads haven’t improved for decades,” says Sylvester. “Our technology re-envisions roads as digital mobility networks, paving the way for greater improvements in everything from sustainable transportation funding to improved safety to mass adoption of autonomous cars.”
Integrated Roadways is the thought leader in smart highway technologies. Founded in 2012 by Tim Sylvester who developed its unique Smart Pavement system to build roads for the 21st century. The company currently holds one patent, has one pending, and more on the way. For more information about Integrated Roadways, visit its website at http://www.integratedroadways.com.
RoadX is using 21st century technology and ingenuity to solve Colorado’s current infrastructure challenges. Bold thinking and bold actions drive progress. That means smarter roadways with more informed drivers and, eventually, self-driving cars that can communicate with the roads on which they travel. https://www.codot.gov/programs/roadx