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Traffic & road transport

City and highway traffic is becoming more dynamic trough the rise of new technologies. Over the past few decades, road infrastructure in and between cities has been expanded and improved in all urbanized areas around the globe. City populations keep rising and in those cities, private road transport is by far the most popular mode of transport.

Typical applications

  • Parking guidance
  • City access control
  • Parking enforcement
  • Vehicle identification

Challenges

The autonomous vehicle promise

Governments all over the world strive to be at the forefront of the implementation of autonomous vehicles. Expectations are that it will bring safety, prevent casualties and optimize the use of the road infrastructure. The technology needed is (almost) ready. But it just might be that it will take one or two decades before we see sufficient large scale roll outs of these vehicles to reach the aforementioned objectives. So, how can cities and highways tackle the challenges that they are facing already today?

Traffic flow

One of the first challenges related to the growth of urban areas is the struggle of cities and highways to keep up with the quick increase in demand. City planning spans decades and many large cities were founded a long time ago, in times when cars did not even exist. To increase the traffic capacity of cities without having to rebuild them, is a major challenge for local governments. Modern technology may bring some relief, hence the smart city initiatives around the world. How can cities optimize the traffic flow using these new technologies?

Safety

More than any other mode of transport, road transport relies on human intervention and control. People drive their trucks and cars to work or home using public road infrastructures. Increase in traffic volume and the complexity of the road infrastructure leads to a significant amount of traffic accidents every year. How can you make sure that safety in these areas is improved?

Livability

Governments often not only aim at providing safety to their people, they also strive for optimized livability. The quality of life should as good as possible. City governments often also strive to offer their citizens and visitors a satisfactory experience when they are in the city to work, shop or do something else. Mobility is a big part of that. Not only for vehicles, but also for pedestrians. How can you optimize city livability by implementing smart transportation solutions?

Solutions

Smart parking and parking guidance

Around a third of cars in the city is driving around trying to find a parking bay. The majority of parking bays are found on the street and usually they are not part of any guidance system. Nedap SENSIT allows you to monitor the occupancy of individual parking bays using wireless in-ground parking sensor. It allows you to guide driver to empty bays and detect overstay events. In addition, it will allow you to understand how well the capacity is used and what the dynamics are behind that usage.

City access control for vehicles

Most modern cities and parking facilities suffer from increasing amounts of traffic. Congestion and discomfort with pedestrians in the city center is often the result of that. Nedap can put you back in control of traffic in the city center with our platform for vehicle access management: MOOV. Access is only provided to vehicles that need to be in that zone; licensed taxis, city buses, police cars, ambulances and other emergency services will get access without delay. Exemptions are managed using the MOOV web interface.