Travel delays due to traffic congestion caused drivers to waste more than 3 billion gallons of fuel and kept travelers stuck in their cars for nearly 7 billion extra hours – 42 hours per rush-hour commuter. With Miovision insights, you can improve overall mobility in your city, reduce vehicle congestion and user delays on city roadways, and lower CO2 emissions – while improving fuel economy for drivers.
There’s no doubt that reducing idling reduces CO2 emissions. For drivers to spend less time idling at red lights, and less time complaining, you need to get signal timing right. Lights can’t change too quickly or extend unnecessarily for random vehicles, and that comes down to ensuring you have accurate data.
If you’re hearing about a traffic issue through citizen complaints, it’s likely been a problem for a while. You need to get ahead of the issues before they start causing delays and impeding traffic flow. That means you need smart technology that will flag potential issues for proactive maintenance.
Keeping traffic moving efficiently requires coordinating light cycle lengths to accommodate flow at different times of the day. We can all agree that hitting every light on the commute isn’t good for fuel economy – and is even worse on driver patience. If a clock on a controller has shifted, it can throw off the entire system.
In the end, all your efforts in coordinating intersections for efficient traffic flow mean nothing if you can’t validate the programming. Being able to remotely verify that timing plans have been implemented correctly and are operating as intended is critical to reducing idling and emissions.
“We started with the goal of improving how we monitor our traffic signals, and now we’re working with Miovision to explore how to improve safety for pedestrians and help first responders get to emergencies more quickly.” Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, Detroit