Leading supplier of connected car services and transportation analytics Inrix has been selected by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to provide traffic services that will help the agency monitor, measure and manage the state’s road network.
The new three-year agreement with Inrix will help MDOT reduce the cost of operations, identify areas that benefit most from road improvements, and more accurately report the impact of transportation investments.
The company is helping MDOT manage its road network with access to on-demand data to analyze, visualize and understand performance without the need for additional technology investments. The state can also identify, compare and monitor locations to help prioritize road improvement efforts. Inrix, in collaboration with the University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology Laboratory (CATT Lab), also provides powerful analytics empowering transportation planners to perform before and after studies; quantify and communicate the impact of road projects; monitor and identify performance trends on roadways; produce and report key performance indicators on travel times and congestion reduction; and monitor, compare and adjust construction zones to minimize the impact on traffic flow.
Inrix will also supply MDOT with real-time and historical traffic data in support of its traffic management and operations. The company is a leading provider of real-time, historical and predictive traffic information, with broad road coverage across the USA. With historical data and multi-year trend analysis collected from more than 300 million connected sources, including commercial fleets, GPS, cell towers, mobile devices and cameras, the company’s data is being used to assist states with setting and tracking progress against new federally-required mobility performance targets.
Inrix’s Real-Time Traffic Flow system uses information from its multiple data sources to deliver the broadest and most accurate traffic information on freeways, highways, interstates and major arterial roads. This enables transportation agencies to monitor live traffic data including roadway name, time, current speed, typical speed and travel time.
“We are proud to supply road safety and traffic information that improves system management and incident response, as well as delivers better information to travelers in Michigan,” said Scott Sedlik, vice president and general manager of the global public sector at Inrix.
“By identifying consistent and problematic traffic patterns, transportation officials can pinpoint the source of congestion, and prioritize mobility investments that directly reduce gridlock.”
Mike Wroblewski, ITS engineer at MDOT, commented, “Inrix real-time traffic services and analytics will help us to actively manage statewide traffic, and more accurately measure and report impacts on our roadways.”