Smart Technologies for Traffic

Cities are using smart traffic technology to reduce energy waste and increase road safety urban traffic congestion is becoming more frequent. This helps both drivers and passengers save time, reduces carbon emissions and traffic jams.

The technology behind it is built on both software and hardware. The former provides the executing subcomponent, and it is used as the command and control center. Both are equipped with the latest technology for sensing and processing for example, like ANPR (automotive plate recognition) that collects information about vehicle movements and detects road signs.

Depending on the solution, smart traffic lights can process data on a device or send it to a cloud. This type of solution offers more sophisticated analysis and modeling to stave off congestion in traffic and align public transport schedules. This way, they can cut the average travel time by 25%, reduce the wait times for signals by 40%, and lower emissions by 20 percent, according to Carnegie Mellon University.

In addition to cutting down on the time it takes to control traffic signals Smart traffic light system will also increase the flow of pedestrians as well as micromobility vehicles, such as electric bikes and e-scooters. They aren’t able to adhere to traditional traffic signal preemption laws. In London for instance crashes on e-scooters jumped by 2800% in the first quarter of 2021, so it is important to include them in traffic light control.