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Yunex Traffic partners with LYT to deploy NextGen emergency preemption solutions for Seattle and the University of Washington

The two companies bring together leading AI solutions to improve emergency vehicle preemption to improve emergency vehicle response times

Santa Clara, Calif, – July 11, 2023 - Yunex Traffic, a leader in intelligent traffic systems, partnered with LYT, a leader in NextGen intelligent connected traffic technology solutions, to deliver NextGen emergency vehicle preemption solutions for the City of Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and the University of Washington (UW). 

As part of an approved grant for multimodal Integrated Corridor Mobility for All (MICMA) project, the companies will initially deploy LYT’s NextGen emergency preemption solutions for 32 signal intersections throughout the UW campus, with a future expansion to a total of 50 traffic signal intersections.   

The deployment between LYT and Yunex Traffic aims to improve emergency vehicle travel time to the two ERs in the subarea by implementing a Green Wave approach – setting signals to green downstream to clear traffic on the path to the ER. It will also integrate freeway data with arterial traffic signals to develop arterial timing plans that respond to freeway incidents, and integrating freeway and arterial travel time data to provide alternative route travel times to drivers. 

LYT’s NextGen emergency preemption solution, in conjunction with Yunex Traffic’s traffic management system, will enable traffic signals to adjust, based on real-time congestion, to clear traffic in advance of approaching emergency vehicles. The system will rely on center-to-center communications between the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) CAD/AVL system and the SDOT central ITS software suite. 

Yunex Traffic develops innovative mobility systems and services for smart cities, all designed to build safer, more efficient and more sustainable transportation networks. Paired with Yunex Traffic’s suite of solutions including Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS), Connected Vehicle applications, and advanced traffic controllers, traffic agencies are leveraging LYT’s NextGen emergency preemption solution, known as LYT.emergency, which grants a consistent and reliable green light for every emergency vehicle more affordably than other products on the market. These solutions together harness the power of a single secure edge device installed in Traffic Management Centers that enable emergency vehicles to speak directly to networked traffic signals in cities through the LYT.speed cloud platform. 

LYT is a NextGen software platform that uses state-of-the-art connected vehicle and machine learning technologies to prioritize the flow of vehicles in a city and across a corridor. By optimizing public transport, emergency and other vehicles it enables shorter travel times, less congestion, improved air-quality, longer lives and more reliable mass transit. 

“Together with LYT we continually work to implement world-class transportation technology innovations throughout smart cities and urban areas with mobility in mind,” said Rodney Mathis, CEO Yunex Traffic, US. “Our combined technologies will make a significant impact on the lives of residents and commuters throughout Seattle and the University region.” 

“Our NextGen emergency vehicle preemption technology drastically makes intersections safer for everyone, and it improves the response time for emergency first responders,” said Tim Menard, CEO and Founder of LYT. “Along with Yunex Traffic and their leading technologies, our combined solutions will serve as a new benchmark for the way in which Seattle and UW leverage data, technology and AI to increase the chance of enabling emergency first responders to arrive and save lives.” 

About Yunex Traffic  

Yunex Traffic is a separately managed company of the Mundys Group. It is a global leader in the field of intelligent traffic systems, offering the widest end-to-end portfolio of solutions for adaptive traffic control and management, highway and tunnel automation, as well as smart solutions for V2X and road user charging/tolling. Yunex Traffic has 3300 employees from 58 nations and is active in over 40 countries worldwide. Its intelligent mobility solutions are currently being used in major cities across the world, including Dubai, London, Berlin, Bogota, and Miami. Yunex Traffic has successfully concentrated its efforts on mastering technologies in the three segments of hardware, software, and service, and is subsequently the only supplier who is capable of meeting all major regional standards in Europe, UK, Asia and America. Further information is available at: www.yunextraffic.com 

About LYT  

LYT is the leading provider of NextGen intelligent connected traffic technologies that orchestrates today’s Intelligent Transportation Systems. LYT’s AI-powered machine learning technology enables a suite of transit signal priority and emergency vehicle preemption solutions that utilize pre-existing vehicle tracking sensors and city communication networks to dynamically adjust the phase and timing of traffic signals to provide sufficient green clearance time while minimally impacting cross traffic. LYT is headquartered in Silicon Valley and serves municipalities across the US. Learn more at LYT.ai