Alcatel-Lucent to improve information delivery to drivers in Paris

announced it will conduct a six-month trial of a new system to ease road
congestion in the City of Vélizy-Villacoublay, a key enterprise zone south-west
of Paris.

system will improve information to motorists, providing advance warning of
delays and suggestions for alternative routes, reducing journey times and the
impact of pollution created by traffic congestion. It will also play a part in
regional traffic and road planning in the area.

Vélizy-Villacoublay Traffic Measurement Trial is to use Alcatel-Lucent’s Intelligent
Travel Time System (ITTS) and Bluetooth technology to measure traffic flow in
real time, with roadside sensors detecting the presence of Bluetooth devices
embedded in vehicles such as mobile phones and navigation systems.

motorists, using information based on route selection using on-line maps, the
system provides accurate, real-time monitoring, advanced warning of road
conditions and of special events such as sports competitions. It also predicts
road congestion, providing personalized travel-time predictions and alternative
route plans.

ITTS system delivers this information to the motorist through road signs,
radio, and mobile devices including phones and television, and through the use
of internet sites such as Twitter.

the release of Alcatel-Lucent’s new real-time information technology, we were
keen to test this solution so that we can help our citizens and those who work
in our business area, Inovel Parc, to estimate their daily travel times. 
In this way, all of us can adapt our daily travel schedules and therefore
better plan our professional and personal lives,” said Monique Loison, Deputy
Mayor of the City of Vélizy-Villacoublay.

the trial, Alcatel-Lucent is providing its Intelligent Travel Time System
including ITTS Sensor and ITTS Traffic Monitoring System (TMS) to monitor
the traffic congestion. Alcatel-Lucent is also providing installation,
consulting, design, software integration and remote technical and maintenance
support as well as system training to the City of Vélizy-Villacoublay.

expertise in the management of transport systems allows us to offer a
cost-effective, easily deployable solution that benefits motorists and local
authorities by providing increased information and improving road-safety. 
By reducing traffic congestion, the ITTS indirectly helps to reduce fuel waste
and pollution andthe roadside sensors are powered by alternative energy
sources, so there is also a positive effect on the environment,” said Pascal
Homsy, CEO and chairman of Alcatel-Lucent France.

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