Virginia transportation agency to use AI to predict traffic flows

Virginia transportation agency to use AI to predict traffic flows

22. July 2022 0 By Horst Buchwald

Virginia transportation agency to use AI to predict traffic flows

Washington, 7/22/2022

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to use AI to monitor and predict traffic congestion based on real-time and historical data. The data will come from third-party apps such as Google Maps and Waze, as well as digital scoreboards and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

VDOT will initially deploy the AI systems in Northern Virginia and the Fredericksburg metropolitan area before potentially expanding them to other cities and areas.
The goal is to reduce traffic and improve travel times and driver safety, according to the agency.

Last year, Google announced that its researchers were using AI to make traffic signals more efficient. The project aims to curb traffic congestion by reducing emissions from idling cars at intersections.

Earlier this year, Elon Musk said in a tweet that the AI device developed by Tesla could optimize traffic flow at intersections-

 

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