Smart Cities, Safer Roads – A Call To Rethink Transportation


Modern transportation has ushered in an era of unprecedented demand. With more cars crowding our roads, it's evident that our approach to transportation demands a substantial overhaul. The streets in many cities were not designed to sustain the amount of traffic they see today, which has proven incredibly dangerous, leading to injuries and fatal accidents.

Integrating Smart Transportation Technology Throughout Your Community

In response to this challenge, cities worldwide are adopting innovative solutions. Smart communities are implementing technology throughout their communities to enhance traffic flow, reduce accidents, and maintain safer, more efficient roadways.

Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics are a cornerstone of this transformation in roadways. Communities harness traffic data to foresee potential issues, empowering communities to improve certain road designs before more people are seriously injured in accidents.

Smart Traffic Lights

Many communities are also integrating smart traffic signals to optimize light cycles and keep traffic moving efficiently. These signals have IoT sensors and/or cameras that can factor in current traffic conditions as well as usual traffic conditions at that time of day to ensure that traffic moves safely, increasing both safety and convenience for citizens.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) are crucial in managing traffic and facilitating systems that communicate real-time hazards to drivers. A prime example is the Indiana Toll Road, which has seen incredible outcomes after their network modernization project. This success stemmed from robust connectivity, enabling timely communication with drivers about accidents, lane closures, and work areas.

The Most Important Piece – A Modern Network

At the heart of modern transportation initiatives lies the indispensable role of a fabric network—a robust, adaptable foundation capable of supporting the complex web of smart technologies transforming our roadways. This fabric network, designed for agility and resilience, orchestrates the seamless integration of these smart technologies.

Embracing technological advancements is essential in keeping up with the increasing demands of communities today, but the most critical piece of this remains the network. The success of all of these transportation and smart community initiatives relies heavily on having the right IT infrastructure in place. The fusion of smart technology and a modern network is the key to safer roadways, reducing accidents and keeping communities running efficiently.

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Cammy Perry
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Cammy is a Content Marketing Specialist at Extreme Networks, leveraging her expertise to craft thought leadership and engaging content.

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