February 16, 2018
CONTACT: Lindsey Wiles
MARIETTA – The City of Marietta has entered the testing phase to deploy the “Smart City” Marietta TravelSafely app that is now available on Apple and Android devices.
The Marietta TravelSafely app is designed to save lives by reducing first responder response time and making drivers, cyclists and pedestrians more visible to each other and improving traffic flow. Marietta TravelSafely connects first responders, school beacons, driver feedback signs, and anonymous smartphones using the app into a connected network.
As the first fully connected city, not only will first responders in Marietta automatically be given green lights at pre-cleared intersections to provide a safer route and shorten response time, but app users along the route of the first responder vehicle will also be warned of its approach and direction of travel.
Using the app, vehicles will be notified they are in a school zone, when the beacons are active, and be given a warning if they exceed the school zone speed limit by 10 MPH. Vehicles approaching intersections will communicate with traffic signals so drivers can adapt to traffic flow. Another feature of the app notifies drivers of cyclists and pedestrians ahead who in turn will be warned if a vehicle is approaching at an unsafe speed. Anyone driving, cycling or walking in the city can use the app which will automatically work in the city’s 23 square mile area.
Please help the City and the app developers test this app by visiting the website (http://travelsafelyapp.com/) and request a Beta invite for Marietta. Please note that if you have an android you must enter your Gmail address.