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article imageIntelligent transportation systems keep smart cities on the road

By Karen Graham     Aug 18, 2017 in Technology
Different sectors of a city have varying needs requiring different solutions and not all of them overlap. Let's look at what two Colorado-based companies are doing for the transportation sector.
Part of transforming a city into a "smart city" involves upgrades and innovative solutions to existing infrastructure with the aim of making our lives easier and safer as we move around. One of the major do-overs being tackled by urban planners is the transportation sector.
Seven-year-old Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Kritek LLC is a provider of the cloud-native Klover Smart Transportation Platform. Colorado Springs, Colorado-based Skyline Products has been in business for over 45 years and is a leading provider of NTCIP dynamic message signs for the transportation and fuel-retailing sector.
Two days ago, the companies announced a strategic partnership to Klover-enable Skyline's signs, and offer new turnkey, smart city solutions together. The partnership will allow managers using Skyline signage to securely access information from the Cloud anywhere at anytime.
Kritek and Skyline will focus on providing turnkey solutions, starting with an offering for Smart Trip Travel Time to easily provide estimated route times to the traveling public. This information is already available on some road signs across the country, but it is still relatively new.
Kritek s Klover Smart Transportation Platform will aid in upgrading smart city transportation system...
Kritek's Klover Smart Transportation Platform will aid in upgrading smart city transportation systems. CC License: Attrition, no deriv.
Pawan Kharbanda, the CEO of Kritek, says, "Customers are looking for turnkey solutions that tightly integrate software and hardware to solve specific transportation needs. Our partnership provides an out-of-the-box solution to today's congested roadways, posting current trip travel times to signage on well-traveled routes."
Chip Stadjuhar, President, and CEO of Skyline Products pointed out that as the transportation industry moves toward increasingly intelligent transportation systems, "robust hardware-software integration has become critical to efficient traffic management."
"Partnering with Klover allows us both to meet an important customer need, providing a unique, field-ready solution that keeps traffic moving safely on crowded roadways," he added.
Customers using Skyline signs will have adaptors so the signs will be Klover-enabled, giving them access to the Klover Smart Transportation Platform. The two companies are looking to expand the partnership by including other smart city solutions, such as parking availability, pedestrian and bicycle safety, and transit.
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