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How a Canadian company helped to shape the world’s smartest intersection
Michigan, United States
The traffic operations department in the City of Detroit was struggling to maintain their traffic network due to dated infrastructure, ineffective systems and a lack of resources. A solution was required to make better use of resources and to improve mobility across the city.
As Miovision shares, the lack of accurate data and tools necessary to make real-time decisions paralyzed the City of Detroit’s traffic operations team. As such, they had to rely on citizen complaints to be aware of what was happening in their city – which is an ineffective way to deal with traffic signal maintenance – and, compounded every day, began to severely affected bigger mobility problems such as emergency response times or transit reliability.
Although a large part of the city’s traffic budget was dedicated to signal maintenance, due to little in-ground connectivity, the city was unable to reach 80% of their signals. This highlighted the gap in connectivity with intersections.
With the technology it provided to the City of Detroit, Miovision TrafficLink’s platform plied the city with a real-time view of intersections. From there, city employees were able to prioritize traffic issues by turning raw data into performance measures and begin to solve traffic issues.
This technology provided the traffic operations department for the City of Detroit with the connectivity and access to data in real-time that they required to solve mobility issues.
This technology also has the potential to be used by other departments, which would further equip Detroit with the technology they need to achieve their smart city vision across other areas.