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­pc Develops an Advanced Traffic Management System to Reduce Costs and Pollution


An advanced traffic management control room.

A new information system could solve problems related to traffic congestion and transport systems such as unnecessary energy consumption and air pollution.

Credit: roadtraffic-technology.com

Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have developed an information system based on intelligent data processing that is designed to improve the mobility management of people and vehicles.

The researchers say the system solves problems related to traffic congestion and transport systems, energy consumption, air pollution emissions, and quality of life in cities.

The system, which was developed as part of the In4Mo project, uses a combination of traditional technologies for traffic detection and new technologies for capturing vehicles equipped with electronic devices.

The main goal of the In4Mo project is to develop applications that make up the nucleus of smart mobility. By combining these technologies, the system forms a technological platform that supplies broader and more precise information to traffic control centers. The techniques used by the UPC researchers also can be applied to creating dynamic models of the evolution of traffic flow to estimate, predict, and visualize the state of the road network.

The researchers note the In4Mo project is designed to meet the challenges of logistics, transport, mobility, and urban traffic management.

From Polytechnic University of Catalonia
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