California is one of the most progressive cities in the world, but traffic remains a problem.
Smart technology can help reduce traffic congestion in the following ways:
Smart cars may or may not help reduce the number of vehicles on the road at any given time but it can lower collision rate, congestion and accidents by taking human error out the equation.
Technology in cars, such as sensors allow them to speed up when there are few cars and slow down or merge into traffic without human input. The result is a smoother and less erratic driving, and the elimination of phantom traffic jams.
Smart technology may even be applied to public transit so there would be less cars on the road and greater efficiency overall.
Adaptive Traffic Lights
Traffic lights are often the source of vehicular accidents when it’s not followed. Pacific Attorney Group can help resolve cases where car accidents could happen and you need excellent legal advice.
Smart technology can make traffic lights more adaptive. Instead of changing every five minutes or so, timing could be changed and improved depending on the flow of traffic and idle stop times throughout the day.
Pedestrian Traffic Trackers
Traffic doesn’t just apply to vehicles- pedestrians can also affect congestion in crowded locations.
Technology such as V2I can ‘see’ how many cars go through a particular intersection, as well as pedestrian details and re-route drivers when there’s a high volume involved. Moreover, the traffic lights can change or stay the same for improved safety and efficiency.
Drones Instead of Vehicles
California city officials use vehicles to check utility lines and water meters day in and day out. By replacing cars with IoT drones, these tasks can be completed without adding to the traffic.
Drones may also be employed for inner city tasks, e.g., short distance deliveries.