Smart technologies are being used by city governments around the world to manage traffic. These solutions reduce infrastructure costs by billions while improving the safety and reliability of citizens.
Smart technologies help to reduce congestion by using the latest Internet of Things (IoT) technology to optimize traffic flow and improve safety. These systems use a combination of hardware, cloud technology and software to dynamically adjust traffic signals, freeway onramp meters, bus-rapid transit lanes, highway messages boards and speed limits.
Intelligent traffic lights adjust the length of the green and RED signals in real-time for maximum efficiency and to protect pedestrians and cyclists against collisions. They can alert drivers to pedestrians and road users. They also give emergency vehicles priority access modern traffic technologies by board room.
These systems are able react quickly and effectively to changing traffic patterns. They also reduce waiting times at intersections, as well fuel consumption and vehicle pollution. These sensors, cellular technologies and other components can be integrated in existing or new infrastructure.
Adaptive traffic management can also improve air quality, by reducing emissions and energy consumption from idling cars while keeping them moving. This is done by combining data from cameras, sensors networks, and cellular technology in order to dynamically adjust traffic signals, entry alarms, and express bus lanes.
Network connectivity is crucial to ensure that this information reaches its destination. It must offer high bandwidth and ultra-low latency as well as 100% reliability to handle the large amount of data needed by traffic management solutions.