Can Video Analytics Be a Solution For Traffic Management Disputes?

Can Video Analytics Be a Solution For Traffic Management Disputes?

By Gov CIO Outlook | Friday, October 04, 2019

The emerging technology that is configurable, adaptable, useful, and takes optimal control of the city’s traffic landscape, is the quest of every citizen and government.

FREMONT, CA: The busy city roadways across the world are becoming tough to deal with by getting busier day after day. The rise in road use has also provided tremendous growth to traffic-associated challenges, such as accidents, parking scarcity, and jamming. The launch of connected vehicles and apps of road travel can help with the smooth traffic flow. But at times these innovations might tend to add up some complexities to the overall transportation issue.

The old 20-year traffic management cycle, which was run by the city planners, has drastically changed into a 5-year cycle to react to the changes in a much efficient manner. It is difficult for the traditional traffic operation system to keep up with the advancing society, so it is necessary to involve more efficient technologies. 

Smart Tech and Road Management:

It is the ideal time to transform the existing infrastructure with advanced monitoring sensor data and turn the video monitoring cameras into smart devices. They can give a better knowledge regarding data as well as the field view. The advanced video analytics, traffic management platform can provide the operators with a clear picture of whatever is happening on the roadways and also in real-time. Incidents and slowdowns on the road can be detected automatically, and meanwhile, the operators will be able to guide the situation on-screen by following necessary procedures.

The modern traffic operations platform is considered to be an intelligent transportation system manager, which is designed to lighten up the workload and complexities by breaking down the walls of traditional systems. The latest systems can accumulate data from multiple sources and interpret them easily. On the other hand, routine tasks and maintenance can be automated to free up the operators and let them focus on the priority road situations. It is followed by a quicker response time, allowing the operators to clear up the roads better and provide a secure driving experience.

Better Responsive Communication:

Several stakeholders are necessary to take part in the traffic management of a city. Almost everyone, starting from traffic operators and tow truck companies to the highway patrol and first responders are responsible for keeping the traffic management intact.

The traditional traffic management system tends to make the organizations dependent on the phones to communicate during the matters of security and emergencies. The humanistic approach of interfacing is burdened with weaknesses like lack of data and critical details, which they miss to include. Instead, a modern traffic management system actively resolves problems by combining every possible data on a unified platform. The method helps the stakeholders in a city’s traffic management team to easily organize and communicate consistently and efficiently across various departments.

Flexible System:

Change is like a never-ending process, and it is crucial for the traffic trends as well to evolve continuously and adapt to the latest variation in the management platform. The platform is constructed on a versatile, open architecture and is highly configurable. It allows the operators to pull in third-party information without installing new and expensive hardware. The use of such a management platform can be cost-effective and flexible enough to hold on to the best of breed for various incidents and applications.

The requirement of custom coding is removed from traditional traffic management systems so that operators can save on the cost and extend maintenance efforts. Nevertheless, the modern traffic management platform never goes outdated. Instead, it allows for constantly enhancing the procedures and involving new technologies. Additionally, one can analyze details accumulated from the video analytics data band and filter the upcoming trends to make informed decisions and investments in new infrastructure. With the latest system, operators can more efficiently meet the unique needs of their cities, where traffic trends are evolving faster than most governments can handle.

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