Supplier of applied informatics systems for the transportation industry, Iteris Inc. has been selected to provide its ClearGuide system to support the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) statewide transportation operations program.
Unveiled in June this year at ITS America’s Annual Conference and Expo in Washington DC, Iteris ClearGuide is a mobility intelligence Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform designed to help transportation agencies achieve safer, more efficient mobility across their networks. The flexible and scalable software platform enables transportation agencies and commercial entities, such as construction and engineering firms, to actively monitor traffic congestion, and identify anomalies and their causes. The platform has been developed to help city, state, regional and national agencies make the best traffic operations and planning decisions in an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. ClearGuide is designed to ingest large amounts of complex data from sensors, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and third-party providers, as well as a wide array of emerging data from sources including connected vehicles. ClearGuide users are presented with real-time and historical analytics and visualizations that help identify problem areas before traffic congestion gets any worse.
Using real-time and archived traffic data from leading mapping and location platform services company Here Technologies, the ClearGuide platform will provide MnDOT with contextual real-time and historical transportation analytics and data. Under the terms of the agreement, MnDOT has access to powerful ClearGuide features including:
- Dynamic maps to support detailed traffic analysis;
- Features to help identify and mitigate bottlenecks and congestion;
- Animations to analyze events and optimize response plans;
- Historical trend reports and congestion charts to track reliability and support planning;
- Easy analysis of major Minnesota roadways.
The ClearGuide platform is also designed with the ability to grow and expand to meet MnDOT’s future challenges as the transportation industry grows further, to ingest a wider range of information, such as data from connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs).
MnDOT joins over 20 government agencies and municipalities throughout North America that are currently using the powerful transportation analytics capabilities of the ClearGuide platform to manage, measure and optimize complex transportation networks. Early users of the platform include: Transport Canada, the City of Toronto, and Departments of Transportation (DOTs in South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and California (Caltrans).
“It is our privilege to support MnDOT’s goal of improving the performance of its roadways, as well as the safety and quality of life of the travelling public,” said Scott Perley, vice president of transportation systems at Iteris. “With the implementation of the ClearGuide platform, MnDOT will be able to apply our cutting-edge analytics system to make Minnesota’s roads safer and more efficient.”
Miranda Ashby-Annoon, head of public sector at Here Technologies, said, “Real-time and historical traffic information is the foundation for today’s digital measurement of road network performance. Alongside our partner Iteris, it’s a privilege to provide MnDOT with the data and analytical tools needed to help improve the safety and efficiency of roadways across the state.”