Posted on Feb 24, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. (February 24, 2016) – The idea of cars communicating wirelessly with one another to prevent crashes, or even operating without a driver, was science fiction when Global-5 Communications was founded in 1996. Today, automated and connected vehicles are widely regarded as the future of surface transportation, and Global-5 has emerged as a leader in outreach and communications for automated and connected vehicle deployments nationwide.

Global-5’s teams of outreach and knowledge transfer professionals have amassed valuable experience on connected-vehicle initiatives at the local, state and federal levels. The company is also a lead consultant on one of the first projects to win a contract as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program. Global-5’s strategic advantages include:

  • Subject matter expertise in automated and connected vehicles
  • Experience partnering with agencies at the local, state and federal levels
  • Familiarity with federal initiatives such as the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployment Program and Smart City Challenge
  • Involvement on multidisciplinary deployment teams
  • Twenty years of experience in transportation and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

When it comes to vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, successful deployment depends on public participation and stakeholder engagement. Global-5 can help cities, counties, transit authorities, municipal planning organizations and other transportation agencies inform and engage their stakeholders by developing a robust communications strategy tailored to their needs. Global-5 provides:

  • Deployment outreach plans
  • Website development
  • Photography, graphics and video
  • E-newsletters, text and email alerts, and social media management
  • Participant training and stakeholder education
  • Media relations strategy for local, national and industry press
  • Fact sheets, brochures and other marketing collateral
  • Communications strategies for targeted audiences
  • Communications continuity plans
  • Trade show strategy
  • Training and knowledge transfer
  • Local “good neighbor” outreach

“For twenty years, Global-5 has been helping transportation agencies communicate the benefits of safety and mobility improvements from traveler information systems to express toll lanes, and now we are leading the way on connected vehicles,” says Mary Hamill, Global-5’s president and CEO. “We can only imagine what technological advances lie ahead, but one thing will stay the same: our commitment to our customers.”

About Global-5 Communications

Global-5 Communications is the nation’s premier transportation communications firm. Global-5 has provided award-winning support to clients for 20 years, working with numerous state departments of transportation, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and many other transportation clients. For more information, please visit