This Startup's Video Tech Counts Cars to Eliminate Traffic Hell

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Back in college at the University of Waterloo, Kurtis McBride used to spend his days sitting at the side of the road, counting cars. It was one of his many tasks as an intern at a traffic engineering company--tallying the cars that drove through the intersection and reporting the data back to his bosses, who would use the intel to shorten a red light here, extend a red light there. Three years later, he says, they would do it all over again. For a young engineer eager to exercise his technical chops, this approach seemed archaic. "We're taking a combination of data that's collected once every three years for a day and is accurate if you're lucky, and we're deploying it on 30-year-old infrastructure," he says.


Miovision Uses Artificial Intelligence to Turn Traditional Intersections into Smart Intersections

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KITCHENER, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Miovision, a global leader in smart city technology, today launched the next generation of traffic technology. Using a type of artificial intelligence (AI) called deep learning, Miovision SmartSense brings AI to the roadside to help cities sense and understand what's happening at the intersection in real time. SmartSense can detect the presence and movement of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists and use this data to improve congestion and safety. The new Miovision SmartSense technology completes the company's TrafficLink solution, which also includes a 360-degree fisheye camera and an IoT connected hub that allows traffic professionals to remotely access the intersection. Together, these components make up a powerful AI toolkit that uncovers insights about the intersection.


Life in the ultra-fast lane

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TomTom is developing ultra-fast lane level traffic technology to support autonomous driving and smarter mobility. Research will be done in cooperation with Cisco to leverage roadside data captured by Cisco's array of sensors, routers and controllers to create the next generation of traffic information technology. The research combines Cisco's data with TomTom's traffic fusion technology and expertise, supported by Cisco's Internet of Things platform. An innovative aspect of this cooperation is the use of'distributed acoustic sensing' (DAS) technology, which has the ability to convert a fibre optic cable into an array of virtual microphones that detect and measure vehicle movements. This data is to be merged with TomTom's pool of floating car data from over 500 million devices.


6 ways cities will become smarter in 2017 - TechRepublic

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More cities are adding smart city features so that Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and other connected technologies can improve the lives of citizens and visitors. As everyone knows, technology moves fast and finding out what's in store next is crucial to stay in the game. Diabetics have been waiting for years for better technology to manage their condition. Some got tired of waiting and hacked together an open source hardware and software solution. The concept of a smart city has been around for more than a decade, but it was only recently that the phrase "smart city" became part of the modern lexicon.


6 ways cities will become smarter in 2017 - TechRepublic

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More cities are adding smart city features so that Internet of Things (IoT) sensors and other connected technologies can improve the lives of citizens and visitors. As everyone knows, technology moves fast and finding out what's in store next is crucial to stay in the game. Diabetics have been waiting for years for better technology to manage their condition. Some got tired of waiting and hacked together an open source hardware and software solution. The concept of a smart city has been around for more than a decade, but it was only recently that the phrase "smart city" became part of the modern lexicon.