Fremont, CA Safe and Smart Corridor Integrates Connected Traffic Technology

The City of Fremont, CA is integrating intelligent connected traffic technology into its Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor project. The smart corridor project demonstrates: complete street design concepts; sensor-based infrastructure; communications systems; smart lighting; traffic signal modernisation; and connected vehicles/infrastructure/devices. Its objectives are to better manage traffic congestion, calm traffic, detect bicycles and pedestrians, and enhance safety.

The LYT Emergency Vehicle Pre-emption (EVP) solution will provide emergency vehicles and first responders with intelligently timed green light preemption, allowing them to proceed through heavily utilized intersections faster, more safely, and intelligently. The EVP solution employs a single secure edge device installed in traffic management centers that enables emergency vehicles to speak directly to networked traffic signals in cities through the cloud platform. It has initially been deployed on eight signals along the corridor, with plans to be installed on 37 intersections by the Fall of 2022. 

“Safety is a major priority along the Fremont Boulevard corridor, and implementing LYT’s EVP solution will ensure fast and reliable response time for the city’s emergency first responders while improving overall safety for other motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists navigating through the various signalized intersections,” said Eric Hu, principal transportation engineer at the City of Fremont. “The smart EVP technologies we’re deploying across this corridor will allow the various traffic signals to respond to approaching emergency response vehicles at much greater distances, thereby allowing crossing motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians to clear the intersections ahead of time.”

Fremont Boulevard – which has average daily traffic volumes ranging between 25,000 and 40,000 vehicles  – was identified as a Safety Priority Street in Fremont’s Vision Zero Action Plan.

“Modernizing the City of Fremont’s traffic infrastructure with LYT smart traffic technology will greatly serve community members and help to save lives,” said Timothy Menard, CEO and Founder of LYT. “Similar cities where LYT is deployed have experienced up to 18.6% faster response times for Code 3 emergencies and 69.2% for Code 2 emergencies. The City of Fremont making this investment will help protect their community.”