The pervasive use of mobile technology – and its ability to easily distract pedestrians and drivers – has led to increased incidents of auto and pedestrian accidents and fatalities. Did you know that, in a recent report conducted by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,142 lives were lost in 2019 due to distracted driving¹. On top of that, further research finds that eight percent of all fatal accidents, 15 percent of injury accidents, and 14 percent of all police-reported accidents resulted from distracted driving¹.
Additionally, with more vehicles on the road in major cities across the country, congestion and gas emissions are increasing rapidly year-over-year, escalating the risk of not only “fender benders” or accidents, but the air quality for residents in large metropolitan areas.
To curb these issues, many governments and cities across the U.S. are adopting “Vision Zero” – a global program to help decrease pedestrian fatalities, traffic congestion, and gas emissions to zero by 2030. In order for participating cities and governments to be successful in this venture, they will need to have a better understanding of how and why accidents and fatalities are occuring in their community, and use that data to put measures in place to decrease these events.
IntelliSite’s SCaaS (Safer, Smarter, and Connected Communities) for Intelligent Transportation provides a streamlined approach to reach their goals. SCaaS uses proprietary IoT and AI technology to efficiently and cost-effectively decrease accidents, traffic congestion, and greenhouse gas emissions. Traffic must be ingested, analyzed, and acted upon in real-time to make Smart Transportation a reality. SCaaS for Intelligent Transportation runs data connection, ingestion, and enrichment on the edge, in real-time. Our solution provides valuable insights for the development and management of resource allocation, policy recommendation, and enforcement methodologies.
All of these capabilities are housed in our UIG™ (Universal IoT Gateway), a ruggedized box that is easy to deploy, supports AI + IoT applications and sensors at the edge, and enables IoT automation and remote video monitoring. Our UIG has an embedded 4G/5G gateway, and can be placed anywhere in the community, such as light poles, traffic signals, and buildings.
Here are just a few ways your city can leverage the power of SCaaS to provide your community with enhanced safety, and security measures:
Transportation is an area that city governments spend a lot of time, money, and effort on. With so many different elements at play for both drivers and pedestrians, technology needs to be utilized to help augment these efforts. Cities who invest in SCaaS also receive IntelliSite’s 24/7 customer support, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and addressing any issues as they happen to limit any potential downtime.