Smart Traffic Management Project Launches in MontrealSmart Traffic Management Project Launches in Montreal
Kapsch TrafficCom is providing its AI-enabled platform to identify dangerous behavior on the roads and provide real-time traffic insights
November 1, 2023
The city of Montreal is introducing a traffic management and connected vehicle project, in collaboration with Kapsch TrafficCom, to improve road safety and provide real-time traffic insights.
Under the partnership, Montreal will deploy Kapsch TrafficCom’s Orchestrated Connected Corridor (OCC) services suite, which leverages traffic data from video cameras and connected vehicles to create real-time insights on trends and potential vulnerabilities on the road.
The system will be deployed across the Notre Dame corridor and in Montreal’s city center.
"We are deploying our Orchestrated Connected Corridor with Video Analytics across 19 intersections in Downtown Montreal,” said JB Kendrick, Kapsch TrafficCom’s president of North America. “Embracing the power of deep learning, we are not only enhancing safety but we also provide city officials with real-time data that can make immediate impacts."
Kapsch TrafficCom’s tech analyzes video feeds in real time, using AI to identify safety-critical events and generate reports on traffic statistics and trends in certain areas. Using this information, city managers can then restructure and adapt road designs as necessary.
“While the platform itself can be customized to meet various needs of traffic management, situational awareness and road safety, the system in Montreal is aimed at detecting incidents, classifying vehicles and vulnerable road users (pedestrians & cyclists), wrong-way driving, congestion and other situations that are potentially dangerous,” the companies said in a press release.
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