At the ITS World Congress in Copenhagen, mapping and location services company Here Technologies has introduced its new Traffic Dashboard system, which aims to provide drivers, cities and businesses with accurate and timely information about congestion and incidents.
Here’s Traffic Dashboard is an interactive online tool that accurately visualizes real-time and anticipated congestion levels throughout the day in more than 180 cities across the world.
The Traffic Dashboard also showcases urban mobility by showing how far people can expect to go from a city’s center within 5, 10, 15 or 20 minutes based on traffic conditions at a specific time during the day. The new dashboard gives drivers the opportunity to discover the best time to start their journeys, while also showing traffic managers and transport authorities how traffic influences movement through their city.
For its traffic services, Here collects billions of items of GPS probe data every day and uses more than 100 different incident sources. A first in the industry, Here uses live vehicle sensor data from multiple car brands, resulting in significantly higher accuracy and more precise information about current traffic conditions. In addition, the company’s traffic experts monitor incidents and construction as they happen, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Once collected, Here processes the data through the Open Location Platform, continuously updating the data every 60 seconds. Through dedicated services built on this information the company can help drivers, traffic authorities and businesses to be better informed about travel times and road conditions.
At the World Congress, Here is showcasing how the Open Location Platform can connect car makers and cities to optimize the management of traffic for the benefit of citizens, drivers and businesses.
“Nobody likes to be in traffic. But nobody alone can solve the problems it causes. For this we need more collaboration between the public and the private sectors to offer better services,” noted Helmuth Ritzer, vice president of connected vehicle services at Here Technologies.
“With the Traffic Dashboard we provide insights into the vast amount of traffic information, from real-time to historical traffic data to sophisticated traffic analytics, that we can provide drivers, cities and businesses for more informed decision making.”