Highways and transport solutions provider Clearview Intelligence is celebrating its nomination for a prestigious ITS (UK) Award as recognition of its innovation in a cloud-based traffic data product for local authorities.
The Journey Time Monitoring system is nominated in the hotly-contested Best Use of Data or Connectivity Award at the awards, which is being held in Clearview’s home city of Milton Keynes on 13 October.
Clearview developed the solution to help authorities tackle congestion and its economic and environmental impacts. It created the integrated online application Insight that revolutionises the monitoring, visualisation, and analysis of traffic journey times.
Unlike traditional route monitoring systems which require roadside technology using Bluetooth or ANPR, the Clearview Journey Time Monitoring application utilises floating vehicle data, eliminating the need for roadside infrastructure meaning route monitoring can be set up in minutes from the desktop and has the inbuilt flexibility to change routes according to the operator’s needs.
Our JTM application has been used to monitor key events at Glastonbury and Silverstone as well as pre-analysis of routes for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Elsewhere Bristol City Council used the journey time data to tweak SCOOT signal timing around the Ashton Gate stadium area to help concert-goers leave the venue faster by monitoring all key routes and not just the ones it had covered using ANPR. The system is also used in other cities to display journey time to Variable Message Signs across the city to inform drivers of current traffic conditions on key routes.
“I’m very proud we have been shortlisted for this award because it shows that Intelligent Transport Systems experts are as impressed with our system as we are,” commented Clearview Intelligence Director of Solutions Paul Bates. “I hope this high-profile recognition will help spread the word to more authorities that they have a brilliant traffic management solution available literally at their fingertips without the expense and hassle of on-street technology. The Journey Time Monitoring System is part of our wider Insight platform that integrates hardware and software in place, making a transport manager’s job a whole lot easier.”
The ITS (UK) Awards take place as part of its President’s Dinner, hosted by Life President Steve Norris at the Jury’s Inn, Milton Keynes on 13 October. Before that, the Members’ Day takes place at the nearby Connected Places Catapult. Given that they are in Milton Keynes, both events are sponsored by Clearview Intelligence, but ITS (UK) has made it clear that sponsorship has not affected the judging process.
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