Less CO2 emissions, nitrogen dioxide emissions and noise disturbance. Green living areas and places where you can easily commute from A to B. These are the key items for the liveability in a city or municipality. But how to achieve this? Smart Mobility solutions, such as Smart Traffic allows us to control traffic signals. This results in reduced CO2 emissions and improved living conditions in a city.
Controlled from the cloud
Supporting connected journeys
Adjustable to local requirements
Future proof and prepared for the self-driving vehiciles
Imagine that the long queues in front of the red traffic signal don’t exist. That drivers, cyclists and pedestrians smoothly cross each other. With less CO2 emissions and nitrogen dioxide, the city is green, safe and heathier. Enlarging the liveability is high on the agenda in many municipalities.
Sweco designed Smart Traffic, which is a predictive real-time traffic model that makes Smart Mobility a real possibility. If traffic flows well, the CO2 emissions are decreasing and the liveability is increasing.
Smart Traffic has been successfully used in the city of Helmond. It resulted in 22% less waiting time for drivers and 20% less CO2 emissions. The percentages will depend on the local situation and the allocated priorities. The impact can be measured with a traffic simulation model. This results in a good predictive image of the traffic flows when Smart Traffic is used. All cities and municipalities can gain from sustainable solutions for a liveable city. Smart technology can reduce the need for extra infrastructure and provide priority to specific travel modes, leading to a healthy, green and safe city.
Smart Traffic is a software that can optimize the traffic flows in your city.
Why does it take so long before we get green light? All road users have similar thoughts from time to time.
With Smart Traffic, traffic signals are optimized in a much smarter way, as it can obtain road user information from site or via other cloud-based applications. Smart Traffic collects data in advance and builds a comprehensive view of the competing demands. Camera footage and loop detectors in the road, together with digital journey data are used to optimize traffic with Smart Traffic. Traffic signals change to red and green depending on the traffic situation of the exact moment. With this approach, waiting time on the intersection is minimalized.
While Smart Traffic is implemented at various locations, our team is continually developing the software. We apply updates according to the short-term and long-term goals. For example, currently we are preparing the software for the self-driving-car.
We use the iSPaT (individual Space and Time) concept for the self-driving cars. The driver can adjust its speed prior to arriving at the traffic light. A self-driving car will never face a red light in the future! Do you want to prepare your municipality for a self-driving future? With Smart Traffic you are ready for the future!
Optimized accessibility, traffic flow, traffic safety and liveability. Is there any city not working on these objectives? Fifteen organisations and the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment work together on these challenges in Talking Traffic. The solution is to share data from apps, GPS units and traffic systems in real-time.
In January 2019 Sweco’s Smart Traffic concept received prestigious Cobouw Innovation award at the Infratech conference 2019. According to the jury, our solution shows an impact and importance of data to road users and authorities.
If you would like to know more about Smart Traffic, do not hesitate to contact us. We are open for discussion, able to look for a future-proof solution and discuss how we can use Smart Traffic and solve your challenge. Based on a localized plan, we move to deployment of the software.