To improve road safety, Nevada is eyeing a statewide V2V network
U.S. V2V network firm Nexar signed a collaboration agreement with the Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility
The Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility (Nevada CAM) and Nexar, a technology company providing vehicle-to-vehicle network technologies for preventing road collisions and enabling autonomous mobility, have announced a strategic partnership that will create the first statewide vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) network in the U.S.
This collaboration is designed to enhance safety on Nevada’s roads and highways and introduce a series of innovative smart transportation systems that will optimize infrastructure management and regional planning throughout Nevada.
Nexar’s V2V network uses smartphone dashcams and cellular technology to provide drivers real-time alerts to prevent vehicle, cyclist and pedestrian collisions. The network is well established in New York City, San Francisco and is building up in Las Vegas.
The partnership with Nevada will maximize the benefits of Nexar’s existing network by increasing the number of users on Nevada roads and providing the state live mapping capabilities through Nexar’s recently launched CityStream data platform.
“The Nevada CAM-Nexar partnership represents an enormous opportunity to build upon those efforts so that Nevada – and ultimately other cities and states – can save lives and address key transportation issues through a cost-effective, market-based solution that benefits taxpayers,” said Dan Langford, Innovation Director of Nevada CAM.
Under the terms of the partnership, Nevada CAM and Nexar will continue to work together to identify additional opportunities with state, city and private vehicle fleets as well as consumers to expand the V2V network.
“We are thrilled to enter into this innovative partnership with the Nevada Center for Advanced Mobility,” said Eran Shir, co-founder and CEO of Nexar. “I want to commend Nevada for being a leader in vehicular safety, and for recognizing the many other benefits – such as accelerated adoption of autonomous vehicles and the development of tools for advanced mobility and smart cities – that the vehicle-to-vehicle network can enable.”
Nevada CAM and Nexar have outlined six key goals of the new partnership including increase vehicular and pedestrian safety on Nevada roadways; bring new jobs and business activity to Nevada; introduce a series of “smart state” systems to support Nevada transportation policy, enforcement and infrastructure management; offer enhanced fleet management capabilities to state and local governments; accelerate the adoption of autonomous vehicles and collaborate on “Smart Transportation” research projects with Nevada Research Institutes.
Nexar said will immediately begin focusing on local hiring, and Nevada CAM-Nexar will collaborate on determining priority areas for deployment of the network in the state.