Smart Technologies for Traffic

Uncategorized June 6, 2024

As urban traffic congestion becomes a major issue, cities are turning to smart technology for traffic management to increase the safety of roads and cut down on wasted energy. In addition, this will help save time for both drivers and passengers, lower emissions, and reduce traffic jams.

The technology behind this is based on two main elements: Hardware and software. The first is the component which executes, while the second is the command and control centre. Both are supported by advanced technology for processing and sensing such as ANPR (automotive license plate recognition) which collects data on vehicles’ movements and can detect traffic signs.

Depending on the type of solution, smart traffic lights are able to process data on the device or transfer it to a cloud. The latter is more sophisticated models and predictive analysis to stop traffic congestion and coordinate public transportation schedules. According to Carnegie Mellon University, this can reduce average travel time by 25 percent, while signal wait times are reduced by 40% and emissions are cut by 20%..

In addition to decreasing the time it takes to control traffic signals A smart traffic light system can also improve the flow of pedestrians as well as micromobility vehicles such as electric scooters and ebikes. They’re not able to conform to the traditional traffic signal preemption laws. In London, for example crashes on e-scooters jumped by 2800% in the first second quarter of 2021. therefore it is vital to incorporate them into traffic light control.

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