Traffic is all about the movement of people and goods from one point to another. Traffic is a crucial element of the daily operations of any community or city. As commuters, we all travel by using private transportation, public transportation, or a combination of the two, such as vehicles, buses, boats, and rail systems.
Current city transportation systems and associated infrastructures are strained. In the future, these systems and infrastructures will become even more burdened due to a growing population and increased demands for mobility.
This IBM® Redguide™ publication is for city officials and their IT architects who are looking for solutions to urban traffic-related challenges. This guide highlights the IBM Smarter Traffic vision that enhances the operation of urban traffic by predicting demand and optimizing capacity, assets, and infrastructure. The vision identifies ways to improve the end-to-end travel experience, by reducing the environmental impact of traffic and by ensuring the safety and security of travelers. It introduces the IBM Intelligent Transportation Version 1 Release 0 and Traffic Prediction Tool solutions and provides high-level architectures for these two solutions, including key components and capabilities.
This guide also provides information about the asset management software provided in the IBM Maximo® offerings through which a city’s transportation organizations can maintain and manage their assets. This guide provides a sampling of city case studies that show IBM solutions to various traffic-related challenges.
Table of contents
Why Smarter Traffic
Smarter Traffic solution areas
IBM traffic solutions
IBM Intelligent Transportation V1.0
IBM Traffic Prediction Tool
Asset management and optimization
IBM asset management software