Transport software technology, Artificial Intelligence and data integration company Flow Labs has announced a new partnership with sat nav, traffic data and mapping company TomTom.
The companies say the collaboration marks a “significant leap forward in the quality, accuracy, and security of transportation data available to agencies across the United States to enhance transportation safety, equity, mobility, and environmental sustainability”.
Flow Labs’ digital twin platform integrates signal data, detection data, and connected vehicle data into a unified traffic management platform that optimises traffic flow and enhances regional mobility. With the addition of TomTom’s global data, Flow Labs says it will deliver unparalleled traffic insight to agencies and consultants, capturing insights from 20% – 35% of vehicles on any given roadway. It says this marks a substantial acceleration versus the current state of the market where 3 – 10% is the current standard.
“The massive increase in connected vehicle probe data will provide traffic managers with a crystal clear picture of what is happening on any given roadway, at any given time. New real-time and historical analytics, will allow them to fully understand traffic volumes and travel times so they can make mission critical transportation decisions with greater speed and ease,” said Jatish Patel, Founder and CEO of Flow Labs. “The partnership will generate unparalleled data accuracy and reliability, empowering powerful applications like traffic signal optimisation and regional safety monitoring, including identifying high speed corridors and crash hot spots with improved incident detection. Agencies will also gain greater insights into vehicle emissions so that they can keep up with stringent environmental reporting requirements.”
“We are excited to partner with Flow Labs and power their live traffic signal optimisation environment with our best-in-class traffic data,” said Ralf-Peter Schäfer, Vice President for Traffic & Travel Information at TomTom. “By combining our data from millions of trips across America with Flow Labs’ AI solutions, we support transportation professionals and cities in making informed, accurate decisions, thereby delivering more reliable travel times and safer streets for communities across the US.”
“We expect the long-term benefits for both organisations and the customers we serve to be globally profound,” said Mr Patel. “We intend to jointly develop new products, services and applications that will better service the growing needs of agencies, DOTs and other transportation providers across the United States and beyond.”
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