A congested road is inconvenient on many levels. It means longer waiting hours, loss of gas, and increased emissions. The road is a crucial factor for every logistics company. Without reliable information, the truck drivers may end up in a long build-up on a busy highway. How would they acquire this data? The emergence of embedded software development and IoT have enabled newer technologies to surface. This blog will explore the role of AIoT in smart traffic solutions.
The growth of IoT
Internet of Things (IoT) shows great potential to improve software efficiency, supply chain issues, user interaction, etc. No doubt, this technology is ubiquitous across all industries. This technology is now equipped for large-scale deployment to solve specific problems. It also consists of finding a way to make roads congestion free.
What is AI-enabled embedded system capable of?
Embedded system in an IoT ecosystem has become so robust that they assess traffic patterns, weather, and other factors to solve real-world problems. Companies can now use embedded software to tackle traffic congestion once and for all.
What makes this technology more advanced than the current solutions? How does it work?
A deep dive into AIoT-enabled traffic solutions
Any network runs on data. Traffic controllers can install sensor-enabled black boxes at strategic locations along the highway to collect the required information. This system feeds real-time data to other connected devices or sensors. Therefore, it enables a whole host of control systems to regulate traffic flow. For instance, the AIoT system can detect traffic hotspots and focus more on managing movements in that area.
All the information sent to and received from vehicles is then cumulated on the cloud.
This system enables seamless communication between vehicle operators, traffic controllers, and other stakeholders. Hence, there would be better safety in road transportation.
Benefits of AIoT systems in traffic management
AIoT empowers road safety by tapping into a wide range of previously unavailable data. Here are some benefits of this system:
- Collection of traffic counts and real-time relay
- Decreased wait time at signals and on highways
- Proactive traffic management despite dynamic conditions
- Striking the right balance between traffic density
- Reduction in carbon monoxide emissions
- Increasing road safety as this system leaves minimal margin for error
The road ahead with AI
This system is slowly coming into the picture in significant cities. The presence of AI makes this technology flexible to adapt to different scenarios. Moreover, they can get better with time by acquiring vast amounts of data. They know how to detect patterns better than any human.
Like any other artificial intelligence, AIoT-enabled traffic solutions take some time to become self-sufficient. They go through a learning phase of collecting weather information, traffic density, vehicle movements, driver behaviour, and other factors. This period helps them create a more robust network by itself.
Smart traffic control will provide the much-needed regulation and real-time information to operators without any delay.
Sunstream is at the forefront of leveraging such technologies to help clients become part of the AI ecosystem. We provide everything from embedded software development to PCB design services for our clients.