- Partnership supports FHWA campaign to deploy intelligent transportation systems solutions aimed at reducing national rise in workzone fatalities
- Initative will apply Lindsay's Road Zipper System, a lane management solution, and Iteris' analytics and visualization SaaS platform iPeMS to improve mobility during construction
OMAHA, Neb. and SANTA ANA, Calif., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lindsay Corporation (LNN), a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology, and Iteris, Inc. (ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today announced their partnership to create smart work zones across U.S. roadways.
The partnership supports the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Smarter Work Zone campaign to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety in work zones using intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions. There were 799 workzone-related fatalities in the U.S. in 2017 – up 4.5 percent from their previous three-year average of 764, according to the National Workzone Safety Information Clearinghouse.
Lindsay's Road Zipper System® is designed to cost-effectively increase capacity and reduce congestion by making more efficient use of new or existing roadways. By using Iteris' iPeMS®, an analytics and visualization platform, it is possible to identify areas prone to recurring congestion and potential work zone safety risks. Lindsay's Road Zipper System can then be deployed in these problem areas to accelerate construction projects, improve traffic flow, and help safeguard work crews and motorists by separating work areas and traffic.
"Lindsay and Iteris are like-minded in our common goal to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety for both motorists and work crews through the use of innovative tools and state-of-the-art technology," said Scott Marion, president of Infrastructure at Lindsay Corporation. "By proactively identifying congestion issues, our customers will be able to address these concerns efficiently, and with a focus on ultimately mitigating the rising number of workzone-related fatalities."
"Iteris is excited to collaborate with Lindsay to advance the FHWA's campaign to create safer roadways and better protect motorists and road workers on construction sites," said Ramin Massoumi, senior vice president and general manager, Transportation Systems at Iteris. "This partnership reinforces our commitment to the use of advanced technology and sophisticated data analytics to make the nation's roadways safer."
The announcement coincides with the FHWA-sponsored National Workzone Awareness Week, which is held annually at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones.
About Lindsay Corporation
Lindsay Corporation (LNN) is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of irrigation and infrastructure equipment and technology. Established in 1955, the company has been at the forefront of research and development of innovative solutions to meet the food, fuel, fiber and transportation needs of the world's rapidly growing population. The Lindsay family of irrigation brands includes Zimmatic® center pivot and lateral move agricultural irrigation systems and FieldNET® remote irrigation management and scheduling technology as well as irrigation consulting and design and industrial IoT solutions. Also a global leader in the transportation industry, Lindsay Transportation Solutions manufactures equipment to improve road safety and keep traffic moving on the world's roads, bridges and tunnels, through the Barrier Systems®, Road Zipper® and Snoline™ brands. For more information about Lindsay Corporation, visit www.Lindsay.com.
About Iteris, Inc.
Iteris is the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, turning big data into big breakthrough solutions. We collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that lead to safer transportation and smarter farming. Municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers and agronomists around the world use our solutions to make roads safer and travel more efficient, as well as farmlands more sustainable, healthy and productive. Visit www.iteris.com for more information and join the conversation on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.