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Tattile: Highway traffic management in Republic of Srpska 

November 15, 2022

 

 

 

Tattile: Highway traffic management in Republic of Srpska 

 

 

Six lane controlled-access highway in Poland.

 

In order to better utilize the capacity of the traffic network, improve the overall performance of the traffic system in all conditions, as well as to raise the level of traffic safety, advanced traffic management systems or Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) are utilized to monitor, control and manage the traffic flow. The ITS system on the highway Banja Luka – Doboj covers the section from the Tovira interchange (Johovac) to the Kostajnica (Rudanka) interchange. It includes, within a single platform, integrated systems for traffic monitoring, management of variable traffic signals, speed control and traffic lanes usage definition, road weather condition measurement and informing traffic participants about them, video surveillance, detection of traffic parameters and a system for oversized vehicle detection. The ITS system is modular and adaptable in terms of functionality and size, enabling it to expand and adapt to future infrastructure requirements.

The integrated automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology is part of the ITS system, which automatically takes pictures of each passing vehicle’s front, angle, or rear. Its processing software automatically detects and reads the vehicle license plates and takes action depending on the recognition results, e.g., transfer of results to the central system for further processing. The cameras used are intelligent Tattile Smart 2HD, a model specifically designed for outdoor installation and reliable performance day and night in all weather conditions. The Tattile Smart 2HD cameras enable vehicle data collection at a maximum vehicle speed of 250 km/h. Cameras are installed on portals and pillars and work 24 hours / 7 days a week. In the next step, the highway operator Autoputevi Republike Srpske plans to further exploit the abilities of the Tattile Smart Cameras by activating system functionalities such as recognition of vehicle brand and color as well as vehicle class. Also, average speed measurement or section speed control is currently planned to be installed using the Tattile camera technology. Such additional information may be particularly useful to a third party, such as, e.g., traffic police, in performing their duties. In addition to further expanding the data generation on the current highway section, the highway operator intends to expand the entire system to more highway sections in the Republic of Srpska.

Phoenix Motorcars Engages IAT Automobile Technology to Advance Gen 4 Development

October 17, 2022

 

 

 

Phoenix Motorcars Engages IAT Automobile Technology to Advance Gen 4 Development

 

 

 

Accelerates development time, increases quality and reduces costs of Phoenix’s Gen 4 vehicles

 

 

 

Anaheim, California  – Phoenix Motor Inc. (Nasdaq: PEV) (“Company” or “Phoenix”), a pioneer in the manufacturing of all-electric, medium-duty vehicles, and IAT Automobile Technology Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 300825) (“IAT”), a leading independent automotive design company, today announced an agreement with the goal of advancing the engineering and design work for Phoenix Motorcar’s fourth generation (“Gen 4”) electric vehicles. This collaboration is expected to maximize cost efficiencies, speed time to market and ensure the highest quality standards during the crucial vehicle development phase.

Phoenix’s Gen 4 vehicles are expected to begin production and delivery in 2023 and will feature new options designed to increase customer satisfaction and efficiency and should result in lower price points for Phoenix customers. Phoenix’s Gen 4 electric vehicles will include features such as a fixed battery or swappable battery system, as well as the addition of eAxle technology, which will deliver higher efficiency and greater range.

Phoenix Motorcars CEO, Dr. Lance Zhou commented, “We are very excited to engage IAT during this next stage of our company’s growth, as we execute on our mission to help speed the transition to cleaner medium-duty vehicles. Our collaboration with IAT, a premier automobile R&D firm, is a key component of our “asset light” strategy and gives us confidence that our Gen 4 vehicles will be released on time, within budget and should exceed the highest of quality standards.”

About Phoenix Motor Inc.

Phoenix Motor Inc., a pioneer in the electric vehicle (“EV”) industry, designs, builds, and integrates electric drive systems and light and medium duty EVs and sells electric forklifts and electric vehicle chargers for the commercial and residential markets. Phoenix consists of two primary brands, “Phoenix Motorcars”, which is focused on commercial products including medium-duty EVs (shuttle buses, school buses, municipal transit vehicles and delivery trucks, among others), electric vehicle chargers and electric forklifts, and “EdisonFuture”, which intends to offer light-duty EVs. Phoenix endeavors to be a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of electric vehicles and electric vehicle technologies. For more information, please visit: www.phoenixmotorcars.com and www.edisonfuture.com.

About IAT Automobile Technology Co., Ltd.

Founded in 2007, IAT is an independent automotive engineering service provider which is also specialized in development and manufacturing for core vehicle components. Its R&D business covers the whole industry chain, including planning, design and customization of both ICE models and NEVs, as well as the development, manufacturing and sales of core automotive components. With some 2,600 employees, IAT has supported more than 60 car makers. IAT is headquartered in Beijing and has advanced R&D centers in Shanghai, Japan, U.S., Europe and many other locations. The company stepped into the BEV R&D service in 2009. Over 13 years of experience in BEV R&D make IAT the reliable brand-independent engineering and manufacturing partner for OEMs.

Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements that are other than statements of historical facts. When the Company uses words such as “may,” “will,” “intend,” “should,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “project,” “estimate” or similar expressions that do not relate solely to historical matters, it is making forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are no guarantee of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results to differ materially from the Company’s expectations discussed in the forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to uncertainties and risks including, but not limited to, the following:  the Company’s ability to convert concept trucks and vans into production and sales; the Company’s product development timeline and expected start of production; development of competitive trucks and vans manufactured and sold by the Company’s competitors and major industry vehicle companies; the Company’s ability to scale in a cost-effective manner; the Company’s future capital requirements and sources and uses of cash; the Company’s ability to obtain funding for its future operations; the Company’s financial and business performance; changes in the Company’s strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects and plans; the implementation, market acceptance and success of its business model; expectations regarding the Company’s ability to obtain and maintain intellectual property protection and not infringe on the rights of others; and other risks contained in the Offering prospectus and reports filed by the Company with the SEC.  For these reasons, among others, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional factors are discussed in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of the Company’s registration statement and initial public offering prospectus, which are available for review at www.sec.gov. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof.

 

Investor Relations Contacts:
Mark Hastings, SVP & Head of Investor Relations
Sioban Hickie, ICR Inc.
PhoenixIR@icrinc.com

Fleet Advantage Awarded The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Efforts Award 

October 04, 2022

 

 

Fleet Advantage Awarded The American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Efforts Award

 

 

Company’s Kids Around The Corner Foundation Honored For Its Support To Various Causes

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE (October 4, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), announced today that it has been awarded one of the American Logistics Aid Network’s (ALAN) 2022 Humanitarian Logistics Awards in the category of Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Efforts. The company received the award through its Kids Around The Corner Foundation (KATC), which volunteers and donates a portion of its profits to various charitable causes.

 

Every year since 2017, ALAN’s Humanitarian Logistics Awards honors individuals and organizations that have demonstrated an ongoing and sustained commitment to helping others in their time of greatest need – and who serve as beacons of hope before, during and after disasters strike.

 

As Fleet Advantage understands children and their families are often in need in every community across America today, KATC has touched thousands of lives with charitable and volunteer support aimed at several causes since 2014 including most recently collaborating with Trucking and Logistics Professionals for Ukraine, established by Fleet Advantage’s customer GP Transco, to provide financial aid toward a Ukrainian humanitarian effort. Fleet Advantage was also excited to nominate GP Transco for this Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Efforts Award which they won for raising more than $2 million for Ukrainian relief.

 

Additionally, the Outstanding Contribution To Disaster Relief Efforts Award recognized KATC’s response in 2020 to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with the First Responders Children’s Foundation and the Jacksonville School of Autism. KATC also provided facial coverings to families of transportation professionals after the onset of COVID-19, and donated to the truckersfinalmile.org  mission, which aims to reunite North American truck drivers and their families in times of crisis.

 

“We are incredibly honored that the American Logistics Aid Network recognizes our charitable contributions to help families and children in need and inspire hope,” said Elizabeth Gomez, Marketing Manager for Fleet Advantage, and Chairperson for the Kids Around the Corner Foundation. “Fleet Advantage understands the importance of going beyond ‘business as usual’ each and every day and we look forward to continuing making an impact on the lives of many children and their families for many years to come.”

 

To view the other 2022 Humanitarian Logistics Awards winners, please click here.

 

About Kids Around the Corner 

 

Kids Around the Corner was founded in 2014 by Fleet Advantage to support the needs of the communities where their employees and clients live and work. Fleet Advantage has committed to donating a percentage of its profits to children’s charities each year on behalf of their customers.

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program for more than 50 customers which includes America’s top corporate fleets, including five (5) of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, and CEO John Flynn was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida – Emerging Category award.

 

About The Humanitarian Logistics Awards

 

Established in 2017, ALAN’s Humanitarian Logistics Awards recognize companies and individuals who exemplify the best that the supply chain has to offer by assuring that aid is rapidly delivered to communities in crisis.  Presented annually, they are open to any logistics professional, organization or department.   For a complete list of previous winners, visit ALAN’s website at https://www.alanaid.org/humanitarian-logistics-awards-previous-winners/.

 

About the American Logistics Aid Network

 

Founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, ALAN is a philanthropic, industry-wide organization that provides free logistics assistance to disaster relief organizations before, during and after catastrophic events. It does this by bringing the expertise and resources of the logistics industry together with humanitarian organizations so that help can arrive sooner, and each relief dollar can be maximized. Over the years it has coordinated compassionate supply chain services for natural disasters including hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and floods. To learn more visit http://www.alanaid.org.   

 

Derq Wins Global Innovation Award At ITS World Congress 2022 

October 03, 2022

 

 

Derq Wins Global Innovation Award At ITS World Congress 2022

 

Company’s “SENSE” and “INSIGHT” Solutions Advance Safer, Greener, and Smarter Mobility

 

 

 

Detroit, MI – (October 3, 2022) – Derq, an award-winning MIT spin-off and leading provider of real-time artificial intelligence (AI) analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles, announced today it won the Global ITS Innovation Competition at this year’s ITS World Congress, which took place September 18-22 in Los Angeles, CA.

 

As the Global ITS Innovation Competition connects start-up innovators with government representatives, start-up funders, and other innovation technology market leaders, Derq’s industry-leading SENSE and INSIGHT solutions were selected over seven other finalists, in which the company met the competition’s multiple goals of safety, sustainability, and advancing deployment by using integrated solutions in transportation technology. 

 

According to the United Nations, safety and efficiency are two key pillars of the future of sustainable transportation. Thus, there is a fundamental need for an intelligent AI platform with real-time decision-making capabilities that will make connected and autonomous vehicles safer and more efficient, and support all road users.

 

On Wednesday, September 21, Derq Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Georges Aoude presented the company’s solutions to a distinguished panel of judges who include ITS experts and industry thought leaders. After explaining how the solutions can help reduce the approximate 1.3 million road deaths each year through its proprietary and patented Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform, the judges decided that the company’s technology completely stood out above the others, as it has successfully addressed key areas in the transportation industry covering the following three use cases:

  • Actuating traffic signs, controllers, and pedestrian apps to keep vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists safe
  • Providing cost and life-saving insights to cities and fleets to identify hotspots, predict and prevent crashes
  • Deploying autonomous vehicles and shuttles safely and efficiently at scale

“On behalf of ITS America, I’m happy to congratulate Derq on its win. Their advances in AI and the predictive analytics field will be instrumental to the continued growth of ITS technology. It will make our streets safer, greener, and smarter for all today, and for years to come.” said Laura Chace, President and CEO of ITS America.

 

As part of the prize for winning the Global ITS Innovation Competition, Derq will receive the following:

  • $12,500 Amazon Web Services credits
  • The opportunity to meet with ERTICO experts to receive feedback on ways to advance their company.
  • Post-congress promotion via ITS America, ERTICO, and Asia-Pacific networks.
  • The opportunity to post a blog on the ITS America website and host a webinar for ITS America, ERTICO, and ITS Asia-Pacific members.
  • The opportunity to cohost a webinar on ITS America’s platform 

“We are really humbled and honored to have won the Global ITS Innovation Competition at this year’s ITS World Congress,” said Dr. Aoude. “A huge special thank you to my team at Derq who are leading the way in building life-saving technologies and to our forward-thinking partners who are deploying our solutions to make their roads safer and smarter!”

 

About Derq:

 

Derq is an award-winning MIT-spinoff powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and connected & autonomous vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq has been recognized as an industry leader by the WEF and has received a number of awards including AI company of the year at SXSW 2019, and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information, please visit www.derq.com or contact info@derq.com. Derq is a trademark of Derq Inc.

 

Neology Announces Transportation Authority Alum Carolyn Flowers JoinsBoard as Newest Non-Executive Director

September 07, 2022

 

Neology Announces Transportation Authority Alum Carolyn Flowers JoinsBoard as Newest Non-Executive Director

 

 

 

Flowers is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) certified Director, bringing over four decades of Board membership, public, and private sector experience to Neology

 

San Diego, Sept. 7, 2022 – Neology, a global innovator that is re-imagining mobility for smart cities and safer communities, today announced that public and private sector Transportation Authority leader Carolyn Flowers, has joined the Neology Board of Directors.

“Carolyn truly embodies the innovative thinking and problem-solving mindset that we highly value across our teams. She will be pivotal in helping Neology become a world-class smart mobility solutions provider that partners with our customers to help them reduce congestion, improve sustainability, enhance safety, and generate increased revenue,” said Bradley H. Feldmann, Chairman and CEO, Neology. “Without a doubt, her extensive experience and diverse perspective will help strengthen our strategic execution.”

Flowers is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) certified Director, and brings more than 40 years of Board membership, public, and private sector experience in the automotive, computer, and transportation industries to Neology.

“The transportation industry is facing many challenges and it must adapt with agility and resilience.  Neology provides mobility solutions with technology that will improve the delivery and effectiveness of transportation services,” said Flowers. “Smart technology is the future, and I am thrilled to join the board of Neology to support their vision and goals for growth and expansion of solutions that will transform the industry.”

Carolyn spent nearly 20 years in the public sector at Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) with responsibility for overseeing Strategic Planning, Budget Management, Operations and Safety, and Labor Negotiations. For her outstanding contributions, she was named Chief Operating Officer before accepting a new position in 2010 as CEO for the Charlotte Area Transit System, where she spearheaded a $2 billion expansion of the area’s light rail and streetcar system. In 2015, Flowers joined the Obama Administration as a Senior Advisor to the US Department of Transportation. She was subsequently appointed Acting Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration by the President.

After leaving public service, Flowers joined AECOM, a global engineering firm, as Senior Vice President of their North America public transit sector, which generated over $1 billion in annual revenue. In 2019, Flowers became a Managing Partner and Co-owner of InfraStrategies LLC, a consulting firm that provides strategic planning, advisory services, and capital planning guidance to large transit system clients.

“We are delighted to have appointed such an industry-wide thought leader to support our journey of transforming Neology into the leading smart transportation solutions provider globally,” said Dr. Jörg Zirener, Senior Managing Partner, One Equity Partners.

About Neology

Neology is re-imagining mobility to help our customers accelerate their vision for smart cities and safer communities. Our Mobility Platform™ is setting the industry standard through a unique combination of AI-powered adaptive solutions, a proven integration process, and unparalleled lifecycle support. Backed by a culture of innovation, our mobility experts work closely with global customers and a top-tier partner ecosystem to connect existing infrastructure assets with next-generation technology to modernize the way people move. To create safer, cleaner, more efficient mobility experiences, visit www.neology.net. 

Schetky Bus & Van Sales Announces Electric & Autonomous Division to Amplify Existing Efforts –– Leading the Charge for New Technologies

June 22, 2022

Schetky Bus & Van Sales Announces Electric & Autonomous Division to Amplify Existing Efforts –– Leading the Charge for New Technologies

America’s Bus Dealer™ Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary

PORTLAND, Ore. [June 21, 2022] — Schetky Bus & Van Sales, America’s Bus Dealer™, has announced its division for electric and autonomous vehicles. With one of the most comprehensive line-ups, representing the widest array of industries — Schetky has been leading the electric vehicle movement and the future of green transportation. This year, Schetky is also celebrating its 80th anniversary.

“With the changes from fossil fuels to electric-powered vehicles, it’s exciting to see our products and services begin to transform the market,” said David Schetky, co-owner of Schetky Bus & Van Sales “We’re leading the march into these new technologies — not only electric, but also autonomous, fuel cell, and other innovative products that are on the horizon. We are preparing to lead in all these categories.”

According to BloombergNEF’s Economic Transition Scenario, fully electric vehicles will reach 35% of global new car sales by 2040, increasing from 3 million in 2020 to 66 million. While Schetky’s track record of sales of other hybrid vehicles and EVs have proven to be successful, Schetky is staying at the forefront of these trailblazing technologies with its new division for electric and autonomous vehicles.

Schetky is also leading the way with new EVs as green initiatives gain popularity with school bus fleets. Recently, Highline, Elma, Mary M. Knight and Orcas Island School Districts purchased new Schetky electric school buses for their fleets. 2023 will prove to be even more successful with school district and transit agency orders being fulfilled.

Additionally, Schetky is positioned to offer a turnkey approach to electrifying fleets. The new division will be responsible for educating customers on grant opportunities, assisting with grant writing and applications, and helping with charging infrastructure. With customer software and tools available to monitor their vehicle diagnostics and general vehicle efficiency, Schetky can ensure their customers are their vehicles.

As a result of Schetky’s experience and focus in this new space, America’s Electric Bus Dealer™ is ready to assist any customers looking to transition into new vehicle technologies or would like to add to their current fleets. Schetky has some exciting announcements on the horizon, utilizing their best-in-class electric and alternative fuel partnerships. Schetky is capable of selling new EV buses, and retrofitting fleets to upgrade them with electric drivetrains.

Schetky Bus & Van Sales is one of the nation’s longest-established, family-owned bus dealers. Founded in 1942, the company is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Fourth-generation owners David Schetky and Chase Schetky are excited to continue their tradition of providing the best sales, support and service.

About Schetky Bus & Van Sales

Schetky is a national leader in the transportation industry with a wide array of vehicles and FTA vans. Schetky’s vehicles are shipped throughout the U.S. utilizing FTA and state-recognized contracts. Schetky is a dealer for commercial buses, school buses, and vans, all of which are offered in electric and alternative fuel configurations. Schetky’s customers and clients include public transit agencies, school districts, assisted living communities, casinos, churches, childcare facilities, medical transportation and shuttle vehicle operators. Their vehicles are available in ADA configurations, are Altoona tested, and meet or exceed Buy America. In addition to vehicles, Schetky offers help with the infrastructure side of electric vehicles, as well as assistance with grant writing for government funding programs.

Fleet Advantage’s Katerina Jones Honored as Trailblazer Top Brand Innovator by Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA) 

June 13, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage’s Katerina Jones Honored as Trailblazer Top Brand Innovator by Transportation Marketing & Sales Association (TMSA)

 

 

Jones Acknowledged for Over 20 Years of Client-Centric and Data-Driven Integrated Marketing Experience 

 

 

 

FORT LAUDERDALE (June 13, 2022) – Fleet Advantage, a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM) announced today that Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Katerina Jones, has been named one of three Trailblazer Top Brand Innovators by the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association (TMSA).

 

This award recognizes individuals in the transportation industry whose achievements, performance, and vision have helped shape their company or the industry at large. According to TMSA, a panel of­ industry veterans and non-biased judges selected companies and individuals for their excellence in sales or marketing accomplishments in the past 12 to 18 months. Playing a significant role in the success of Fleet Advantage’s business operations, Jones has been instrumental in acquiring new high-profile clients. Katerina spearheads various marketing initiatives such as industry reports, infographics, blogs, video content and much more. 

 

As an advocate for the advancement of women within the transportation industry, Jones has won several awards, authored nearly two dozen articles, and has made podcast appearances, most recently discussing “the value of mentorship for women” in equipment finance on the Monitor Podcast Series. This past April, she was selected as a 2022 Influential Business Woman of the Year recipient by the South Florida Business Journal. 

 

Katerina’s client-centric and data-driven marketing approach has immensely increased the collaboration, transparency, and clarity of Fleet Advantage,” said John Flynn, CEO of Fleet Advantage. “As a part of our senior management team, Katerina has been significant in providing strategic guidance to the C-Suite on critical business matters as well as onboarding new clients through her structured marketing approach, which she executes and excels at daily.”

 

Jones involves herself in several charitable organizations, industry-related council positions and committees. She has been actively involved in the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) for five years, as a member of the Annual Conference Planning Committee. She was also part of the Equipment Leasing Finance Association (ELFA) as a member of the Communications Committee that supports industry outreach and awareness of equipment financing. Jones also developed and annually spearheads the IFDA (International Food Distribution Conference) Truck Driving Championship Kid’s Writing Contest. The contest recognizes the personal contribution of America’s Truckers and their children at the conclusion of the event.

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program. We serve America’s top corporate fleets, including 5 of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, and CEO John Flynn was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida – Emerging Category award.

 

Derq Demonstrates Industry-Leading AI Solution to Tackle Spike in Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatalities

June 01, 2022

Derq Demonstrates Industry-Leading AI Solution to Tackle Spike in Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatalities

Detroit, MI (June 1, 2022) – Derq, an award-winning MIT spin-off and leading provider of real-time Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics solutions for connected roads and vehicles has successfully deployed an end-to-end solution to address burning needs in pedestrian and cyclist safety. In collaboration with Control Technologies, Inc. (CT),  Danlaw, and CeVe, Derq has most recently demonstrated in Florida its ability to prevent collisions between drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists using a variety of approaches, including connected vehicle messages, flashing pedestrian signs, actuating traffic signals, and smartphone application alerts. The solution also reports advanced safety insights, helping agencies better understand and improve road safety performance. 

The technology is much needed today, as reported earlier this month by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic fatalities are at a 16-year high, with nearly 43,000 roadway fatalities in 2021, which has increased 10.5% from 2020. In addition, pedestrian and cyclist fatalities are up 13% and 5%, respectively, compared to 2020. Under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) program was established with $5 billion to fund regional, local, and Tribal initiatives over the next five years to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries.  

Deployed at the edge, Derq’s real-time perception and connectivity AI platform ingests and aggregates data from various sources, including traffic cameras, signal controllers, connected vehicles, smartphone apps, and other cloud-based services.  

“Over the years, we’ve partnered with various leading ITS technology providers across the US and have deployed thousands of intelligent sensor-based solutions,” said Pete Ganci, VP at CT, “the Derq AI Platform is the only one on the market that we have seen capable of powering a fully integrated pedestrian and cyclist safety solution, allowing vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists to communicate with each other and the infrastructure, while also delivering real-time adaptive traffic management and reporting advanced safety analytics, such as pedestrian compliance issues and near-miss reporting.”  

The Derq solution is capable of accurately detecting, tracking, and predicting the intent of pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles as they approach crossings in real-time through its AI-powered computer vision algorithms. By fusing this detection data with data ingested from traffic signal controllers, connected car messages (C-V2X), and smartphone applications the solution generates real-time alerts, and sets off decisions to protect pedestrians and cyclists from hazardous conflicts with vehicles.  

“We are proud of the tremendous progress we have made in our cutting-edge technology, trusted by major agencies across the US,” said Karl Jeanbart, COO of Derq. “Driver, pedestrian, and cyclist safety are paramount to everything we do. Our proven third-party-tested solution can be deployed immediately to alert drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists about potential hazards in their environment, avoid collisions, and save lives.” 

Derq and its partners recently demonstrated the solution to Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials as well as industry professionals at the Traffic Engineering Research Lab (TERL), located in Tallahassee, Florida. During this demonstration, several use cases were highlighted, including: 

  • Placing a call within a traffic signal controller to activate the desired pedestrian phase by utilizing the data generated from the fusion of passive pedestrian detection and a smartphone application.  
  • Activating flashing pedestrian signs (such as RRFBs) at mid-block crossings for an approaching pedestrian by utilizing the data generated from the fusion of passive pedestrian detection and a smartphone application.
  • Alerting approaching vehicles both audibly and visually of pedestrian or cyclist presence based upon a potential conflict prediction made possible by the broadcasting of C-V2X messages such as Basic Safety Messages (BSM) and Personal Safety Messages (PSM) generated by the fusion of passive pedestrian detection and a smartphone application.  
  • Alerting pedestrians and cyclists using a smartphone application at crossings of approaching vehicles based upon a potential conflict prediction made possible by the fusion of advanced vehicle detection and C-V2X messages (BSMs) broadcasted by the vehicle.  

In addition to all of the above, the platform also generates an array of real-time safety and traffic insights, such as the detection of traffic violations, pedestrian compliance issues, and road-user conflict (near-miss) data, providing up-to-date, granular data to enable the analysis of safety issues.  

Danlaw, an industry leader in connected vehicle technologies with more than eight thousand V2X devices throughout North America, provided its RouteLink C-V2X Roadside Unit and AutoLink C-V2X Onboard Unit for this demonstration.   

CeVe provided iOS and Android smartphone apps that connect drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists to transportation infrastructure. The apps help pedestrians and cyclists request a touchless activation of crosswalk signals and notify them of nearby vehicles as they approach intersections.  

Ultra Engineering and Precision Contracting Services (PCS) also supported the technology team during the demonstration. 

 

About Derq:  

Derq is an award-winning MIT spin-off powering the future of roads for safer and more efficient movement of road users and autonomous vehicles. Through its proprietary and patented technology, Derq provides cities and fleets with an Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform that powers advanced analytics and Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) applications to help them improve road safety and better manage traffic. Derq has been recognized as an industry leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and has received numerous awards, including AI company of the year at the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in 2019 and Top Road Safety Innovator for Vision Zero in 2020 by Together for Safer Roads. For more information regarding this release, please contact press@derq.com; for sales inquiries, please contact sales@derq.comDerq is a registered trademark of Derq Inc.  

About Control Technologies (CT): 

Established in 1980, Control Technologies has been a distributor of industry leading traffic control and intelligent transportation related solutions for the last 40 years. CT Group has manufactured over 20,000 Traffic Control and ITS Cabinets in since its inception. CT Group is active in the Connected Vehicle and Smart Intersection market and represents several products in that arena. The CT Group is becoming the “Go-To” company for providing the complex solutions that their customers need. Involved in the first US-based IVHS (pre-ITS) test project in the Orlando area, to more recent work with the City of Sunnyvale, CA on their signal modernization project which was funded by Google, their team of Professional Engineers (PE), Professional Traffic Operations Engineers (PTOE), and IMSA Traffic Signal Technicians bring a significant amount of experience to support any project. For more information, please visit https://www.ct-grp.com/. 

About Danlaw:  

Danlaw is a global leader in connected car technology and automotive electronics. Danlaw focuses their efforts on research and development to create intelligent solutions for an increasingly connected world. The Danlaw team is dedicated to revolutionizing mobility by driving innovation and bringing people together. The 300+ Danlaw engineering professionals have provided automotive embedded electronics solutions to OEMs and their tier-1 supply base for over 37 years. Danlaw has facilities in the USA, India, and China. Danlaw specializes in embedded systems development and testing for embedded control units (ECUs), vehicle network communications, infotainment, and telematics. Customers include automotive OEMs, electronics suppliers, fleet, and automotive insurance companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.danlawinc.com or email info@danlawinc.com 

About CeVe:  

The CeVe smartphone app helps pedestrians and cyclists by automatically activating crosswalk signals as they approach intersections and notifying them of nearby vehicles. The Ce¯Ve¯ app also helps drivers optimize speeds to avoid red light stops, reducing fuel consumption, costs, and carbon emissions, while also improving safety by providing red light warnings, speed limit notifications, and information about nearby pedestrians and cyclists. For more information, please visit www.ceve.io or email info@ceve.io 

Fleet Advantage Celebrates Air Quality Awareness Week By Helping Corporate Transportation Fleets Reduce Emissions 

May 04, 2022

 

 

 

Fleet Advantage Celebrates Air Quality Awareness Week By Helping Corporate Transportation Fleets Reduce Emissions

 

Innovative Solutions Help Modernize Fleets So They Can ‘Be Air Aware & Be Prepared!’

 

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (May 4, 2022) – Air pollution is one of the world’s largest health and environmental problems, and is one of the world’s leading risk factors for death, attributed to an estimated 11.65% of deaths globally. As a leading innovator in truck fleet business analytics, equipment financing, and life cycle cost management (LCCM), Fleet Advantage recognizes Air Quality Awareness Week 2022 (celebrated May 2 – 6) by offering complimentary Emissions Scorecards for corporate transportation fleets in its ongoing efforts to promote better air quality.

 

Each year, the NOAA National Weather Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Forest Service, and U.S. Department of State join the EPA to recognize and celebrate Air Quality Awareness Week. Its theme this year is “Be Air Aware & Prepared!”, and the goal is to promote events that increase air quality awareness and encourage people to check the Air Quality Index (AQI) daily.

 

“Since the day we opened our doors, our company has been focused on bringing about change to the industry through lower carbon output and cleaner air quality,” said Katerina Jones, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development for Fleet Advantage. “Our innovative programs illustrate the deep commitment we have to helping our corporate fleet partners serve as industry leaders while driving significant change for the benefit of our nation’s air quality.” 

 

Through the pioneering efforts of Fleet Advantage, the transportation fleet industry is now paying closer attention to their truck’s Life Cycles to understand where they can drive sustainability measures by optimizing replacement cycles. Rather than extending the truck’s use for several years, companies are leveraging Fleet Modernization Studies and the company’s Emissions Scorecards, that scrutinize truck’s performance data and economic factors to determine an optimum procurement and disposal strategy.

 

As part of the comprehensive Fleet Modernization Study, the Emissions Scorecard reviews the entire fleet by year, make, model, and compares fuel and mileage data and provides detailed information on CO2 reduction in metric tons and gallons of fuel saved, each time the truck was replaced, as well as forecasted savings.

 

Fleet Advantage customers operate fleets with lower cost per mile, a reduced carbon footprint and improved safety and driver morale by maintaining their fleet’s average life at about 2-3 years. This helps compliment ESG strategies for its customers in their goal to report to regulators and critical stakeholders. 

 

In March, the company announced a new program to help corporate truck fleets certify their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) output, as recently mandated under a proposed rule issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Fleet Advantage is the only finance lessor that has been certifying such measures for a decade with a focus on tractor trailer fleets that operate high annual mileages (MPY).

 

To learn more or receive an Emissions Scorecard and Fleet Modernization Study, call 954-615-4400 or visit https://www.fleetadvantage.com/contact.

 

About Fleet Advantage

 

Fleet Advantage is the largest independent lessor for heavy-duty Class-8 trucks and has over $1.8 Billion of assets under its Life Cycle Cost Management (LCCM) program. We serve America’s top corporate fleets, including 5 of the top 10 private fleets in the country. Fleet Advantage guarantees the absolute lowest cost of operation by providing fleet asset management, financing solutions, and fleet analytics, using the latest equipment technology to achieve optimum vehicle productivity and maximum safety. Our model of TCO, clean diesel, and safety-enhanced trucks with shorter life cycles complement our customers’ ESG goals. The accomplishments of Fleet Advantage and our leadership team continue to be recognized for tremendous growth and industry leadership with numerous awards, including Top Private Independent and Most Innovative Firm by the Monitor Daily, Top Software & Tech Awards, Top Women Associates in Finance, and Green Supply Chain Awards to name a few. The company has also been named to Inc. magazine’s 500|5000 list of fastest growing companies in the nation, and CEO John Flynn was a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida – Emerging Category award.

Updated Parkopedia app aids drivers in Japan with industry-leading parking data

April 26, 2022

 

 

Updated Parkopedia app aids drivers in Japan with industry-leading parking data

 

 

 

●  Updated iOS app for the Japanese market allows drivers to find parking at more than 100,000 locations nationwide and more than 2,000 on-street locations in Tokyo

●  Highly accurate and complete data helps drivers to comply with strict parking restrictions in the country by providing information such as location, prices and opening hours

 

 

 

26 April 2022 – London, UK / Tokyo, Japan: Parkopedia, the global leader in digital parking services, has updated its free iPhone parking app in Japan, helping drivers to find parking at more than 100,000 off-street locations, across 1,300 cities and towns nationwide, and also at more than 2,000 on-street locations in Tokyo.

As one of the most densely populated countries in the world, with nearly 60 million drivers1, space for parking is severely limited. The 1962 Garage Act (Shako Shomei Sho) requires that motorists provide evidence of access to a local parking space within 2 kilometres of their homes.

The Parkopedia app, which is available to download from the Apple App Store, provides drivers with the precise location of more than 100,000 off-street parking facilities across the country, as well as details such as the number of spaces, prices, hours of operation, height restrictions and if electric vehicle (EV) charge points are present.

The app also helps drivers to comply with the country’s strict parking regulations and avoid expensive fines. In Japan, on-street parking is typically prohibited in major cities, however, a limited number of exceptions are made for daytime and evening parking at metered locations, featured within the app. The Tokyo metropolitan area, with a population of more than 37 million sees drivers compete for a very limited number of on-street parking spaces. Parkopedia’s parking app allows drivers to find more than 2,000 on-street locations in Tokyo and provides them with the accurate information required to park with ease.

In the near future, Parkopedia will be adding its dynamic parking service to the premium version of the app, which will be available for a one-off fee of 610 JPY. Dynamic predictive data provides drivers with information regarding space occupancy and accurately forecasts if a space will be available at their time of arrival, based on cutting-edge parking modelling research, which leverages parking payment transaction data, digital imagery and vehicle sensor data, to provide the highest quality predictions.

Eugene Tsyrklevich, Founder and CEO of Parkopedia, said: “By updating our parking app in Japan and now covering over 100,000 locations, we are able to better support drivers across the country to find parking more easily. As part of our continued commitment to the Japanese market, we launched our dedicated Japanese subsidiary last year, whilst also continuing to expand the coverage of our market-leading parking data. Shortly, we will also be providing our reservation and payment solutions in Japan which are currently used by various global automakers for their drivers in Europe, North America and China. Our ambition is to provide seamless parking experiences for all drivers, and support automakers in Japan to cater to growing customer demand for next-generation driver convenience features.”

Parkopedia uses its industry-leading data collection services to deliver accurate and complete parking data in Japan. Recent Ground Truth Testing studies in both the US and China have named Parkopedia as the market leader for parking data, with a global database of over 70 million spaces across 89 countries.

 

 

About Parkopedia

Parkopedia is the leading connected car services provider used by millions of drivers and organisations such as Audi, Apple, BMW, Ford, Garmin, GM, Hyundai Kia, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Sygic, TomTom, Toyota, Volkswagen, and many others. Parkopedia helps drivers find and pay for parking, EV charging, fuelling and tolls in 15,000 cities across 89 countries. Parkopedia is also developing highly detailed parking maps and corresponding algorithms to help drivers and self-driving vehicles navigate to an open parking space indoors. Visit business.parkopedia.com for more information.

Japan Business Representative

Tomohiko Ishibashi Commercial Director Parkopedia Japan Limited T: +81-90-9837-3698

E: tomohiko.ishibashi@parkopedia.com W: https://business.parkopedia.com/ja

Parkopedia Media Contact

Adam Calland

Marketing Director
Parkopedia
T: +44(0)7838219129
E: adam.calland@parkopedia.com W: business.parkopedia.com

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