City governments worldwide are turning to smart technologies for traffic management. These solutions reduce infrastructure costs by billions while improving the safety and reliability of citizens.
Smart technologies help reduce congestion through the use of the latest Internet of Things (IoT), which optimizes traffic flow and improves safety. These systems integrate a range of hardware, software and cloud technology to dynamically adjust traffic lights, freeway on-ramp meters, bus rapid transit lanes, highway message boards and speed limits.
Intelligent traffic signals can adjust the lengths of green and yellow application of traffic engineering signals in real time to maximize efficiency, and protect pedestrians and bicycles from collisions. They can also alert drivers to pedestrians, other road users and emergency vehicles.
These systems can react quickly and efficiently to changes in traffic patterns. They reduce wait times at intersections, and they also reduce fuel consumption and vehicle emission. These sensors and cell technologies can be incorporated into existing or new infrastructure.
Adaptive traffic control can also help to improve air quality by reducing engine emissions and energy consumption caused by idling, while keeping cars 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.
To ensure that this data can reach its destination, network connectivity will be essential. 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.