Being able to manage, control, track and improve traffic congestion through traffic monitoring leads to transportation efficiencies that are very important in improving sustainability in smart cities.
Today’s traffic cameras are often equipped with many features and sensors, thereby making them very useful for a multi-application smart city solution. Not only traffic flow but also weather and data like road surface luminance, rain, fog, noise and siren detection can be monitored. It is a very useful input for a smart street lighting system to adjust light according to real-time needs as it saves energy and maintains traffic safety
Applications that can provide immediate benefits include transportation, traffic monitoring, and parking. By making parking smarter, people spend less time looking for parking spots and circling city blocks. Smart traffic lights have cameras that monitor traffic flow so that it is reflected in the traffic signals
A smart city is a city that reduces vehicle traffic and allows people and goods to be moved through various means easily. These efforts will reduce pollution as well as the time spent on traffic, thus resulting in a healthier population.