Solutions Brief

Intelligent Traffic Solutions Brief

Learn about the tools and analytics your city needs to improve its infrastructure in the Intelligent Traffic Solutions Brief from Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

Give smarter roads the green light. What if your traffic signals could improve traffic flow?

As of 2013, the annual cost of congestion was valued at approximately $121 billion from time lost, vehicle emissions and wasted fuel. Not to mention the effects of traffic on air quality. Did you know consumer goods are also impacted? When freight is delayed, those costs can end up being added to the products we purchase. The effects of traffic are far-reaching.

Communities tout sustainability, air quality and uncongested roads as factors in attracting top businesses and improving livability for constituents. Retailers want to encourage easy accessibility to shopping centers. Entertainment venues, campuses and stadiums all want to make it easier to get to and from events for a positive visitor experience.

Verizon Intelligent Traffic Management provides tools and analytics to help you see into your road and traffic infrastructure. Sensors embedded and installed at various points along roadways and intersections can communicate wirelessly to software residing in a secure cloud environment.

Customers will access aggregated performance metrics such as speed, travel times, vehicle/ bicycle counts, volume/capacity, turns and red light violations among other valuable traffic statistics. This information will help municipalities and other transportation planning organizations effectively manage the flow of traffic. By improving the driving experience with fewer stops and better fuel economy, people in your community can spend more time at their destination and less time getting there.

Near real-time awareness.

Often, traffic data is collected manually or studies are performed only during a window of time. The problem with these methods is that changing conditions are not continuously captured, making the information less accurate over time.

Intelligent Traffic Management uses embedded sensors and hardware installed at intersections and other access points to gather performance data. Because analytics are provided in near real-time, you’ll have the most current information to make decisions as traffic patterns evolve.

Depending on your needs, Verizon can design and scale the solution to provide information from basic to complex, including:

  • Travel time and intersection delays
  • Volume and capacity
  • Safety and arterial performance measurements
     

Greater efficiencies.

Unlike many traffic solutions that are premises based and costly to maintain, Verizon offers a cloud-based software-as-a-service alternative that reduces the barriers to change. By removing the headaches of supporting expensive servers, Verizon enables you to focus on your core competencies.

Wireless connectivity is also a convenient way to address the challenges of aging copper infrastructure associated with many traffic networks. At a fraction of the cost of fiber, cellular communications provides reliable visibility into your operations. So you can know how your system is performing in near real-time.

Our end-to-end solution is monitored to identify problems quickly, helping you save valuable time and improving system performance and uptime.

Solution benefits:

  • Maintenance and support included
  • Reliable wireless connectivity
  • Competitive pricing

Solution results:

  • Faster commutes
  • Fewer stops and starts
  • Reduced driving times
     

The road to smart cities.

Intelligent Traffic Management is part of the Verizon Smart Cities Internet of Things portfolio. Our innovative approach is changing the way traffic solutions are delivered. The Verizon solution provides near real-time performance data to help keep traffic flowing smoothly. We give customers a hassle-free state-of-the-art solution that helps control costs.

Sustainability.

Intelligent Traffic Management is a tool to aid in signal management, which can have a tremendous impact on:

  • Congestion mitigation.
  • Air quality.
  • Idle times and fuel economy.
  • Stops and delays
     

Why Verizon

When it comes to traffic infrastructure, the network matters. We offer America’s largest, most reliable 4G LTE network. Our testers drive a million miles a year to make sure your service is working as well as possible. Nearly all of our towers have backup generators to keep them working during blackouts. Because reliability means you can depend on us when you need us.

And we don’t stop there. We work with industry experts to provide revolutionary devices and applications, enterprise-grade cloud technologies, and machine-to-machine (M2M) innovations that transform the way devices interact. Our expertise in connected technologies has helped form the Internet of Things.

Ninety-eight percent of the Fortune 500 rely on our services and technologies. And we’re a leading communications and wireless service provider to the public sector. More coverage, fast speeds and the most reliable 4G LTE network. So you can protect what’s important, with help from a trusted partner.

Contact Verizon

To learn more about Verizon Intelligent Traffic Management, please contact your Verizon Account Team.

1. “Clogged roads cost Americans $121B in wasted time, fuel in 2011: report.”

2. Sensys Networks Case Study.Associated Press. Feb. 5, 2013. http://ibtta.org/sites/default/files/documents/MAF/CSG%20Sean%20Slone%20CR_Tolling.pdf