Next time you're stuck in traffic, think about this: as smart as our cars have become, our roadways are about to get a whole lot smarter.
Building new roads and new lanes often just isn't possible any longer, but building intelligence into the roads and the cars - with roadside sensors, radio frequency tags, and global positioning systems - certainly is.
In Stockholm, a new smart toll system has reduced traffic congestion and carbon emissions by impressive percentages.
The Data of Traffic
Connected Traffic Systems
How Traffic Becomes Smarter
When Systems Connect
A City’s traffic systems can work smarter.
- Many cities are already investing in a technology roadmap for the next generation of road user charging systems.
- More integrated incident response centres are helping emergency services better coordinate their efforts and keep cities safer.
- By harnessing and analysing real-time transportation data, emergency services are mobilising resources more efficiently.