Inrix creates first digital rulebook for cities
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Personal vehicles and public transit have long been the most popular transportation options in cities, but recent mobility innovations have challenged those traditional roles. Today’s cities are working with 20th Century transportation tools, but are facing 21st Century challenges, believes Inrix. So the company has developed and is continually upgrading its Road Rules, which it is calling the first complete solution for cities and road authorities to easily digitize, manage, and communicate local rules on the roadway, at the curb, and on the sidewalk. The platform has been extended beyond a digital roadway rulebook for only automated driving systems to also include support for guidelines that enable other options such as loading zones and parking restrictions for transportation network companies (TNCs), dockless bike/scooter zones, and city infrastructure like fire hydrants and EV charging stations. Road Rules has also been upgraded with a simplified design, revamped user experience, and clear workflows to aid road authorities in digitizing and managing transportation rules. It’s meant to bridge the data gap by providing an open platform to share critical information with ADS and other roadway users, encouraging innovation and safe, efficient mobility deployment. It’s also meant to enable open and standardized data by leveraging the National Association of City Transportation Official’s SharedStreets project to deliver open and interoperable data. Since the Road Rules pilot launch, over ten cities and road authorities have signed on to implement Inrix Road Rules and are digitizing their infrastructure and restrictions this year. Automakers and operators slated to use data from the platform where available include Jaguar Land Rover, May Mobility, nuTonomy (an Aptiv company), and operators running Renovo’s Aware platform.
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