Parsons uses IoT to manage congestion in Denver

  • December 7, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Virginia-based Parsons is to provide programme management to help Denver manage congestion and connected vehicles,

The company will oversee the data integration of IoT devices at intersections and in city vehicles such as snowploughs, improving situational awareness for drivers and operators of the traffic management centre.

“We share Denver’s view that the convergence of technology and innovation creates significant opportunity to improve daily life for its citizens,” said Tom Topolski, executive vice president at Parsons. “Our experts have been deploying intelligent transportation and smart city technologies for more than 30 years, and we look forward to working with Denver to ensure this deployment has the right technology to address traffic congestion and safety by connecting freight, fleet and pedestrians.”

The project includes technical coordination, systems integration for the connected vehicle ecosystem, testing, deployment, cyber security and training for city and county of Denver personnel.

This work is part of a contract to provide numerous smart city technologies for Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure, which aims to increase mobility and safety while reducing congestion and fighting climate change. The contract includes services ranging from systems engineering with agile development and intelligent systems to data systems and infrastructure, technical documentation and more.

Parsons is a technology provider in the global defence, intelligence and critical infrastructure markets, with capabilities across cyber security, missile defence, space, connected infrastructure and smart cities.