|Traffic congestion hurts communities of all sizes. It costs the working public valuable productive time, puts road construction crews at risk, reduces bus and truck fleet profitability and increases air pollution. And, it can be fatal. Traffic congestion during an emergency evacuation can cost lives.
SpeedInfo works with Departments of Transportation at the local and State levels, as well as Metropolitan Planning Organizations. These government organizations require the most accurate traffic data to efficiently perform their duties, including managing 511 traveler information systems, monitoring construction zones, detecting traffic accidents and related incidents, ensuring rapid emergency evacuation and other functions. With the reality and limitations of government budgets and vast stretches of roads that lack any data, they also require a high-quality but low-cost solution.
SpeedInfo wins on both counts. The company’s technology combines wireless network design expertise with solar-powered Doppler radar that is optimized for real-time speed measurement. The autonomous speed sensors are attached to existing infrastructure such as light or sign poles along highways. Real-time traffic flow data is backhauled via the multi-billion dollar AT&T Wireless® network. Using its technology, SpeedInfo creates, enhances and distributes real-time traffic flow data to provide an accurate-to-the-minute review of traffic congestion with a focus on flow and incident detection, and its effect on travel times.