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Aug. 7, 2020—The Hawaii Department of Transportation has announced a new connected vehicle technology pilot that will provide alerts and other information to motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians through a free application. 

The technology as part of a research project with the University of Hawaii and Econolite, a leader in traffic management solutions, aims to determine the capabilities of the latest connected traffic control systems to efficiently and safely manage traffic flow, reports Traffic Technology Today. The pilot technology will operate on a live highway within the Ala Moana Boulevard and Nimitz Highway corridor, Honolulu.

The University of Hawaii is also home to an advanced traffic engineering lab that was graciously funded by Econolite. As for the $6 million pilot, it is almost exclusively funded by the Federal Highway Administration. 

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