ITS World Congress 2021: Kapsch TrafficCom to present sustainability in traffic control
In terms of sustainable mobility in cities, avoiding traffic jams is essential. Intelligent traffic management leads to quick and efficient solutions as well as positive effects on the environment and quality of life. From October 11 to 15, Kapsch experts will present their mobility solutions for digital traffic control and intelligent networking of vehicles and roads at stand 5405 (Messe Hamburg).
The negative economic and ecological effects of congested road networks are undisputed. For example, a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions in Europe are due to traffic. The fact that this also causes resentment among those affected was recently highlighted by the Kapsch TrafficCom-2021 index: 70% of Germans and 74% of Austrians no longer consider road traffic emissions acceptable.
Intelligent traffic management enables traffic authorities to record and respond to traffic conditions in real time. While conventional solutions are delayed and imprecise, a proactive solution takes into account current traffic conditions and combines measures such as dynamic pricing, intelligent vehicle routing and signal optimization to manage private motorized transport demand. .
“Traffic jams and associated emissions create a public health crisis and cause millions of dollars in lost productivity,” says Gerd Gröbminger, CENECA vice president of sales at Kapsch TrafficCom. “That’s why we encourage innovation and technology in key areas such as connected driving, smart roads and smart mobility pricing. All of these must work together if we are to achieve lasting change.
A first convenience feature that can be implemented quickly is the Green Wave Assistant. Traffic light sync data is processed directly for drivers with a smartphone app or integrated into the vehicle’s navigation system so they can follow the green phases of the traffic lights and drive more easily and save energy .
Another important tool for tackling traffic jams as part of a smart traffic management strategy is signaling optimization. This involves adjusting the timing of the traffic lights so that traffic does not back up at intersections. This signaling optimization can reduce congestion by up to 25%.
In addition, intelligent traffic management also includes data exchange with navigation providers. By using deep learning algorithms, it is not only possible to determine the optimal routing scenario for the traffic, but also to balance the traffic according to local needs on all available routes. In this way, navigation providers can combat traffic jams and reduce journey times for individual drivers.
You can get more detailed information about these and other Kapsch TrafficCom technologies at stand 5405 at Messe Hamburg, as well as part of a panel discussion on October 13 in hall 2 of the exhibition building B4, where the expert Kapsch Balazs Barnucz will talk about the possibilities of AI for traffic analysis.