Smart community technologies get USDOT grant funding opportunity

The SMART discretionary grants enable public sector agencies to undertake demonstration projects in the areas of connected vehicles, delivery and logistics, sensors and traffic signals, smart grids, automation, innovative aviation and systems integration.

“From Alaska to Maine to Puerto Rico, the SMART program has supported locally driven solutions across the country to make communities safer for all users and more connected and accessible,” said Robert Hampshire, deputy assistant secretary for research and technology and chief scientist at USDOT, in a statement.

Previous grants include..
The city of Las Vegas is using $1.4 million for an artificial intelligence-driven pedestrian detection system that will adjust traffic signal timing based on pedestrian volumes and speed at an intersection on Fremont Street.

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