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KPN tests smart traffic lights for freight trucks

Tuesday 6 June 2017 | 11:16 CET | News

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KPN has started tests with partners for freight trucks to communicate with traffic lights over its 4G network. Two traffic lights have received new software, so when a truck approaches, it can communicate over the mobile network with the light. The system calculates at what point the truck will pass through the light and gives the driver advice on speed, so it can pass smoothly through the light on green without having to stop. This is expected to reduce unnecessary braking and help reduce pollution, energy usage and traffic delays.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: KPN
Countries: Netherlands
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