Smart and Connected City Smart Traffic Control
"The Best Way to Predict your Future is to Create it." - Peter F. Drucker
Everyone hates jams – from city dwellers, planners and commuters the world over, congestion is a big menace.
Traffic is one the most well-understood pain points for any city. It is the leading cause
of accidental death globally, causes immense frustration, and heavily contributes to
pollution around the globe. A smart city traffic solution would combine crowd counts,
transit information, vehicle counts, and so on and send events regarding incidents on the
road so that other controllers on the street could take action.
Sensors that are part of traffic control solutions include Bluetooth vehicle
counters, real-time speed and vehicle counters, and lighting control systems. These
sensors provide a real-time perspective while also offering data collection services for
historical data trending and correlation purposes. Communication techniques are as
varied as sensor form factors. For example, counters installed in light fixtures or traffic
lights may use a wired or wireless technology and any number of communication
Reference: IOT Fundamentals by Cisco Press