Free movement of people and goods is an essential part of the city. In some cities, traffic intensifies only during the rush hours, in others it simply never stops. Traffic intensity might differ per area, but the needs of citizens do not. No matter where we find ourselves, we all desire the same—a smooth drive when we are behind the wheel, and a safe zebra crossing when we are waiting on the pavement.
Luckily, technology is there to help. With the development of new sensor applications, traffic optimization takes a new level. Cities are now able to tap into ICT and the Internet of Things to create a safe, inclusive traffic experience for the drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.
By integrating additional sensors into intelligent outdoor lighting networks, cities can improve road and traffic conditions thanks to more efficient traffic management and monitoring.