IBM Extends Its Arms To Manage Traffic

21 May

IBM Extends Its Arms To Manage Traffic

International Business Machines Corporation extends its arms and intends to improve the traffic system of New Jersey.

International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation intends to improve the traffic system of New Jersey. IBM news reported that its pioneered system, which is a part of New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA)’s Advanced Traffic Management Program (ATMP) that would benefit both, the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike, two of the most used highways of the United States of America.

IBM news today informed that the company has advanced traffic management system, which has been designed to reduce congestion and enhance traffic flow for the state by employing advanced algorithms that study real-time traffic information. It is expected that, with the passage of time, the algorithms will be able to develop future recommendations as well.

IBM breaking news affirmed that the traffic management experts at the NJTA are now employing advance tools to manage information, such as changing speed limits and travelling instructions for drivers. The connection of a wide range of systems in a central location that is both, active and intelligent, permits the NJTA to respond quickly to real-time details about roadway conditions, which consequently solves the problems faced by the car users. Company sources stated that this technology would speed up the process of responding to incidents.

Experts say that the use of an Internet of Things (IoT) approach in developing a modern turnpike will permit the officials of NJTA to easily add updates to the road system, such as predictive abilities and advanced analytics for incident detection, traffic prediction and other roadway optimization abilities. The new transportation technology uses an advanced rule-based modern feature that uses message management to support accident avoidance and situational awareness.

In the coming years, ATMP will employ information generated from over 3000 sensors to further enhance response times for all types of traffic accidents. The sensors would also track cars and other moving vehicles. The new technology manages approximately 900 devices that encompass portable signs, drum, and variable message.

NJTA and IBM have decided to take a multi-year view when employing technology to enhance service and safety. The traffic management tool has supported the traffic officials in serving all the users of Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike.

It is probable that the new traffic management feature would significantly reduce the number of accidents witnessed by the vehicle drivers on the highways. The state authorities and IBM should develop plans to use this technology in the best possible manner; otherwise, road users would not be able to reap the benefits of the advanced traffic control system.


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