Smart technologies are used by city governments all over the world for traffic management. These solutions are saving billions in infrastructure costs while improving safety and reliability for citizens.
Smart technologies are able to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety by using the Internet of Things. These systems integrate hardware, software, and cloud technology in order to dynamically change traffic lights, on-ramp meters for freeways, bus rapid transit lanes and highway message boards.
Intelligent traffic lights can adjust the length of green and red signals in real-time to maximize efficiency and protect pedestrians and bicyclists from collisions. They can also alert drivers to pedestrians, other road users and emergency vehicles.
These systems react quickly and efficiently when traffic patterns change, reducing waiting times at intersections and reducing fuel consumption. These sensors can be easily integrated into any existing or future infrastructure.
Adaptive traffic controls can also improve air-quality by reducing the emissions and energy consumed by cars that are idling. This is accomplished by using data from cameras and sensor networks in combination with cellular technology.
To ensure that all of this information is able to reach its intended destination, network connectivity is essential. It must have high bandwidth, ultra low latency, and 100% reliability for the large volumes of data needed for traffic-management solutions.