Ericsson said the Connected Urban Transport solution will give the City of Dallas and adjacent cities the ability to aggregate and analyze diverse, real-time data from traffic sensors and cameras to control traffic lights, school flashers and message signs.
The Ericsson solution will allow the City of Dallas to expand its knowledge about traffic issues and assist with operational decision-making to improve traffic flow. Implementation began at the end of 2017 and the system will be fully operational by 2020.
“Ericsson’s solution offers a lot of potential through the modernization our traffic management technology. It is from this technology that we will derive more robust data, that leads to greater business intelligence, which in turn enhances our application,” said William Finch, chief information officer for the City of Dallas.
The main features of the system include:
An ecosystem to share data and system services with other organizations in a controlled way – to increase collaboration and empowerment of other departments, travelers and transport service providers
A dashboard to have one central overview, across agencies, of the status of all systems – for quick troubleshooting
Key performance indicators (KPI’s), to monitor and track the city’s goals and suppliers’ performance – for performance and contract management
Automation, where one system can trigger or notify another system when thresholds are violated – for faster responses and reduced workload
“Dallas metroplex is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Our Connect Urban Transport solution will enable the city to manage growing traffic and increase driver safety more efficiently and at lower cost,” said Jeff Travers, head of IoT, Ericsson.