Intelligent Traffic Management
In India, it is very easy for a common man to buy a vehicle by lucrative bank loans. The number of car sales has grown highest in the last 4 years to cross 3 million in 2017. Though this has led to a luxury lifestyle, it also created a problem in terms of road congestion and traffic pile up around our cities. All metropolitan cities face traffic congestion problems especially in the heavily populated and old build areas. So can we use data and information to make easy and smooth traffic in our cities with current advanced technologies?
Yes, we can make our cities congestion free from traffic using “Big data, CCTV and IOT system and make an intelligently managed city.
With the help of big data and the Internet of things(IoT) devices, a network of CCTV and sensors, traffic management is getting smarter and more efficient.
In today’s world when we have 4G internet connectivity and moving towards implementation 5G. The concept of big data and IoT means that Information can be collected in real time with the use of sensors, cameras, smart devices and send it to Traffic operation center in real time. Traffic departments can use data analytics and networks to help cities manage traffic more efficiently.
We have many live examples of cities where they are using IoT/CCTV based traffic management solutions for smart cities and coordinating signals to find the congestion status and choose the path where traffic flow can be dynamically controlled and they are also identifying traffic violations by onsite traffic officers through centrally monitored or controlled through the Internet.
Using real-time analytics of data from these sources and linking them to some trends, the department can manage traffic flow much better.
Intelligent Traffic Management Advantages
- Easy to find the path for the emergency condition in an ambulance.
- Smart Traffic Decision Support.
- Parking Issues and Traffic Congestion.
- Can be used anywhere.
- No need for human power to identify congestion during the night.
- Big data and IoT can be used to fix long commutes by figuring out the length of commutes.
Technology in Traffic management is very good if we use it for the betterment of our traffic. However, it is the use of multiple devices and data in real-time and processing information to take immediate decisions that are the key to a successful traffic management. It is the necessity of current lifestyle to leverage technology and an enormous amount of data around us and create an environment for better and stressless living at least by traffic congestion.
What we’re building?
We’re building a product called Geolyze that is, well, a new kind of open-source GIS platform which will be linked with multiple IoT sensors and CCTV!
It will help traffic management officers to find and organize traffic congestion in a real-time manner.
Today we each use dozens of disconnected apps to monitor traffic. Each time we jump from one to another we have to avoid a million distractions to make sure we’re actually spending our time the way we want.
Geolyze will make it easy to capture new information, to organize and to find information without distractions related to traffic congestion.