Vision Zero Demo at ITS America San Jose

GRIDSMART Technologies, Inc. and Wave Mobile Solutions will host a DSRC V2X Vision Zero demo during ITS America San Jose 2016. Vision Zero will demonstrate how intelligent technology can be utilized to prevent traffic incidents, improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians, and identify problematic locations. 

The GRIDSMART iconic Bell Camera and a Wave Mobile Solutions FiberWire 8011 DSRC RSU will be installed at the corner of San Carlos and Market, directly in front of the Marriott Hotel. The GRIDSMART Bell Camera delivers a horizon to horizon view and utilizes novel tracking algorithms to track vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians. The Wave Mobile Solutions FiberWire 8011 DSRC Road Side Unit (RSU) is based on the latest DSRC security standards and supports a higher capacity turbo mode for applications such as video transmission. 

Vision Zero will utilize the San Jose VTA Lightrail. As the light rail approaches Market Street, upon detection of any of the following events by the GRIDSMART camera, the Wave Mobile Solutions DSRC RSU will send out DSRC basic safety messages, alerting the Wave Mobile Solutions DSRC OBU equipped light rail and DSRC OBU equipped vehicles of:

   pedestrians or bicycles in the cross walk

   vehicle in left hand turn lane next to approaching light rail

   bikes in the bike lane

Vision Zero will be held at the following times:

Monday, June 13: 12, 2, 4, 6 pm

Tuesday, June 14: 12, 2, 4 pm

Wednesday, June 15: 10 am, 12, 1:45 pm

To participate in Vision Zero, please meet at the GRIDSMART booth (507) 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time or email

ITS America 2016 San Jose to Exceed Expectations

ITS America 2016 San Jose kicks off on June 12 to June 16 at the McEnery Convention Center in California under the theme “Integrated Mobility. Transportation Redefined.” Each day highlights a different area of intelligent transportation solutions, including Wheels & Things, Infrastructure of Things and Show Me The Money! The keynote speakers will be Seval Oz, CEO of Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems; Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation; and Frank DiGiammarino, general manager of US, State and Local Government at Amazon Web Services.

ITS America 2016 will also feature 80-plus sessions and live demonstrations, as well as new products and technologies from more than 200 exhibitors. Other highlights include two Supersessions: “Technology Driven By The C-Suite” and “US DOT Modal Administrators.” Taking advantage of being in Silicon Valley, there will also be a competition called “The Intelligent Pitch” for startups. State DOT directors will share their insights on ITS deployment, and the US DOT will present one public workshop on Sunday and two others on Thursday. Thursday will also feature a series of tours showing the implementation of intelligent transportation systems in the San Jose region. Register for the event here

GRIDSMART will be located at booth 507.

The Truth Behind Traffic Data

On January 1 of this year, we introduced what we think is is the most thought-out traffic control system in the industry, the GS2 Processor. We also introduced our Performance Modules.  Put the two together, and you’ve got a highly reliable system that syncs all of your intersection data directly to GRIDSMART Cloud, letting you access it any time you want without having to manually download it to an external drive at every site.

Our new approach stands to change the way people manage traffic forever, with accumulated data that will help GRIDSMART identify and learn from trends, better our product, and offer pay-as-you-go flexibility for the future. The Performance Modules will provide customers with never-before seen insight into the behavior of an intersection. With that in mind, you might be asking yourself, “What about data security? Where is my data going? What about consumer privacy?”

First, the information we’re collecting is just plain old traffic data like counts, movements, and light states, so no specific vehicle information is ever recorded.  Because our system is wireless, we never need to touch your internal network; it’s always safe and under your control. This is done on our end at no charge to you.

In the spirit of Transparency, GRIDSMART also has access to the data through the GRIDSMART Cloud. Aggregated data gathered from intersections in 46 States and 22 countries around the world. Big picture data that we will use to make products that will be even more useful to you in the future.

We also want that information to be available for the greater good of global infrastructure. Real estate developers, planners, municipalities, and businesses can use this data to plan smarter, build more efficiently and someday, use our products to improve everyone’s way of life.

While we’d love for you to invest in the Performance and Performance Plus data modules today, you don’t have to – no pressure. The data is there regardless, but only unlocked at your request. You will always have full, unfettered access to your data and it will be securely backed up. That’s our promise. Maintaining your privacy is as important to us as maintaining our company’s integrity.

We encourage you to contact us directly if you feel our latest approach violates our core values of Simple, Flexible, and Transparent. We want to hear your concerns, your troubles, and your doubts so we can put them to rest for good.

ITS America 2016 San Jose


With new leadership, ITS America aims to make the annual meeting and exhibit an entirely new event from past years. The usual exhibit space, conferences, papers and demonstrations, depicted the transformative moment in intelligent transportation will be there, but with fresh energy ITS America 2016 in San Jose is where innovators connect with implementers. It’s where tech + transportation = Integrated Mobility. Transportation Redefined.

At the event, companies, public agencies, academics, engineers, researchers, regulators, lawmakers, app developers, infrastructure security agents, financiers and the media will come together to make new contacts, transfer knowledge and generate new ideas about what is next in a world where transportation is at the center of the IoT.

According to Research and Markets, the IoT within the transportation market is expected to bring about a game-changing revolution in the coming years and is projected to reach $143 billion by 2020. This growth will be from the explosion of wireless sensor networks and the broader adoption of emerging ITS technologies and IoT products and services across a host of companies from the semiconductor OEMs to network operators, software companies, and networking equipment providers.

ITS America 2016 San Jose draws from the tech field with an open, expanded format which builds upon each day and is created to generate debate, discussion and foment new ideas.

ITS America 2016 San Jose.  It’s the incubator of the next generation ITS.

Monday, June 13th “Wheels & Things”

“Wheels & Things” focuses on all “things” using, altering or creating new intelligent transportation systems technologies. It’s about those who want to move and that which needs to be moved each self-identifying, broadcasting and serving as passive information generators within the network.

Tuesday, June 14th “Infrastructure of Things”

“Infrastructure of Things” focuses on all the “stuff” the “wheels & things” interact with. The physical hardware – lights and poles, signs, medians, and loops. The network backbone. Wireline. Wireless 4G, 5G, DSRC, LTE, LTE-Direct. The “middleware” – the glue – of the intelligent transportation system.

Wednesday, June 15th “Show Me The Money!”

“Show Me The money!” focuses on what the future ITS backend looks like. Seamless payment systems, billing, customer relationship management, identity, network management.

Save the Date for INTERSECT16

October 25-27, 2016
Knoxville, Tennessee

Hotel blocks have been reserved at the following locations for INTERSECT16:

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Rates at the Springhill include complimentary hot breakfast buffet served each morning, heated indoor pool and whirlpool, exercise room, guest laundry and valet services, complimentary high-speed internet access, expanded cable package with HBOTM and the security of a 24-hour staff. Click here to reserve a room.

Homewood Suites by Hilton

The rate includes complimentary breakfast served daily, complimentary light meal Monday – Thursday evenings, separate living and sleeping areas, high-speed wireless and Cad 5 internet access, exercise facility, and swimming pool and heated whirlpool. Click here to reserve a room.