The green light optimal speed advisory (GLOSA) project is lead by West Midlands Combined Authority in partnership with Birmingham City Council, Amey, Integrated Design Techniques Limited (IDT) and SG Transport Innovation International.
The app itself is a bespoke Xamarin solution that integrates with road-side systems, providing analysis and predictions about the optimal approach speed to traffic lights.
This information will allow drivers to make decisions that can minimise red light stops, providing better traffic flow and reducing emissions from vehicles stopping, waiting, and starting.
It is an exciting step in using existing technology and hardware to feed into IoT and connected vehicles.
Work has begun on the app, with trials in January.