Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB turns Stoneferry Road into a smart transportation corridor
City officials worked with Clearview Intelligence on solutions to cycling safety and infrastructure concerns. Road studs at five intersections detect passing cyclists and inform motorists using in-road lights. An over-height detection system turns sensor data into digital sign directions for freight vehicles approaching a low bridge. The partnership also yielded a Variable Message Sign network at 18 locations with real-time travel times and detours.
Kingston upon Hull City Council, GB
Melbourne, VIC tackles growing e-scooter parking issue with safety technology pilot
Melbourne, Victoria, and Lime partnered on a limited pilot of new technology after complaints of sidewalks blocked by e-scooters. Twenty-five e-scooters are outfitted with cameras programmed for road detection. Real-time footage sent to the Lime app triggers suggestions of nearby legal parking areas. City officials are considering additional measures like intoxication detection systems, onboard mapping equipment, and rider ID verification.
Tampa, FL informs Traffic Management Center decisions with AI-powered insights from Rekor Command
City officials adopted Rekor Command as a method for managing 600 traffic signals with minimal TMC staff. The platform analyzes real-time data from cameras, connected vehicles, and sensors in anticipation of road incidents. TMC operators reduce traffic congestion with adjusted signal timing and communicate insights to first responders. This project allows two full-time operators to more effectively manage traffic without costly equipment upgrades.
Santa Monica, CA collaborates with Hayden AI on trial of automated bus lane enforcement technology
Hayden AI's camera system was installed on Big Blue Bus vehicles for a 45-day pilot. The AI-enabled system identified illegally parked vehicles obstructing bus lanes and stops. There were no citations issued during the pilot. Transit officials mapped the most frequently obstructed areas on Route 3 and Rapid 3 based on camera footage. Data from the pilot will shape targeted messaging about public transit accessibility and parking enforcement.
Santa Monica, CA
Washington, DC trials targeted outreach to drivers with multiple traffic citations
The Lab @ DC team gathered data on high-risk drivers from the district's Automated Traffic Enforcement system. Letters and text messages are sent to thousands of randomly selected motorists with citations for red-light running and speeding. These messages highlight the personal, financial, and legal consequences of dangerous driving. District officials will compare the impacts of targeted messaging with public service announcements and signage aimed at the general public.
London Borough of Newham, GB partners with See.Sense on trial of smart bike lights with sensors
Two hundred local cyclists received free See.Sense lights for the one-year pilot. See.Sense technology gathers data up to 800 times per second on bike speed, road conditions, and near-miss incidents. Council officials can identify heavily used bike routes, areas with frequent crashes, and other trends based on anonymized data. The borough will use pilot data to inform Romford Road Corridor improvements and design active travel initiatives.
London Borough of Newham, GB
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, GB creates smart intersection with Vivacity road sensors
The council began the installation of 65 Vivacity sensors throughout the borough in 2022. A cluster of sensors in Brierley Hill will support a smart intersection at Venture Way and Mill Street by the end of 2023. Sensor data feed into Vivacity's Smart Junction platform for timely light changes based on current motor vehicle, bike, and pedestrian traffic. The AI-powered sensor network assists borough officials during the development of local solutions for traffic congestion and safety.
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, GB
Brossard, QC trials Kalitec's Earl traffic safety system for improved driving in school zones
The Educational Awareness Reward Light (Earl) system will be tested outside Académie Marie-Laurier for three months. Earl defaults to a red stop light when there are no vehicles on Stravinski Avenue. The light remains red for vehicles exceeding the 30-kilometer-per-hour limit and changes to green when approaching vehicles are at or below the limit. This system is solar-powered, easy to install, and gathers data useful in planning traffic calming measures.
Peachtree Corners, GA protects vulnerable road users through IoT collaboration with Spoke
The collaboration tests Spoke's VRU2X technology within the context of the city's Curiosity Lab infrastructure. VRU2X uses three components - C-V2X, 5G connectivity, and camera footage - for real-time communications between non-motorists and motorists. Ten updates per second to user displays ensure awareness of potential road safety issues by drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. This pilot includes a partnership between Audi and Spoke on bike-to-vehicle safety solutions.
Peachtree Corners, GA
Culver City, CA reimagines street design for sustainable transit with MOVE Culver City pilot
MOVE Culver City used a quick-build approach to create a welcoming environment for multiple modes of transportation. The one-year pilot added 14 bus and bike platforms, 1.4 miles of protected bike lanes, and 2.6 miles of bus lanes. Leading Pedestrian Intervals were added to seven intersections for safer walking experiences. All-electric minibuses ran circulator routes to popular downtown destinations. Colorful mobility drop zones encouraged safe parking for shared micro-mobility users.
Culver City, CA
Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), QI develops smart traffic light system in partnership with Telensa
The partnership will install telecell nodes in 4,000 streetlights during its initial rollout. Telecells connect wirelessly to the Telensa PLANet platform based in the city's Network Operations Centre. Real-time data on streetlight performance anticipate outages and future maintenance needs. PLANet also supports individual or group management of streetlights, allowing changes in brightness based on the time of day.
Solidaridad (Playa del Carmen), QI
Lewes District Council, GB adopts Vision Techniques technology for safer and greener waste vehicles
Forty council vehicles are equipped with the company's 360° 3D Overview units. This system turns panoramic images outside of each vehicle into a 3D traffic view on the in-cab display. Council drivers improve their situational awareness using 360° 3D Overview. Waste management trucks are also outfitted with VT Solar rooftop panels. VT Solar sends emission-free energy to the vehicle's battery and alternator, thus reducing emissions produced by onboard equipment.
Lewes District Council, GB