The Paris region highway authority has adopted technology from modelling firm PTV to enhance traffic management on one of Europe’s busiest networks following a public invitation to tender.
The aim of the contract is to supply real-time speed data derived from the GPS location of vehicles travelling on the road network managed by DiRIF (Direction des Routes d’Île-de-France), as well as on certain sections of the Île-de-France region’s main road network. The data provided complements and enriches the traffic data available to DiRIF, based on their own detectors.
The Paris metropolitan area encompasses a vast highway network spanning 1,300 km, used by more than four million travellers in average every day, presenting numerous bottlenecks and traffic challenges. To address these issues and provide traffic information to road users, DiRIF offers the online platform sytadin.fr. In order to further improve the quality of their traffic information and effectively monitor the main road network, DiRIF trusts in real-time data analytics powered by PTV technology. By leveraging floating car data (FCD) sourced from TomTom, PTV’s real-time software generates highly accurate real-time information in a four-step process that seamlessly integrates with DiRIF’s traffic platform, Sytadin.
The comprehensive solution significantly enhances the reliability of live traffic updates, allowing DiRIF to inform road users about current traffic conditions, congestion, and road closures across the entire metropolitan Paris region. PTV says this is especially important in light of forthcoming major international events such as the 2023 Rugby World Cup and 2024 Olympics. PTV’s solution equips DiRIF with the tools to handle the increased demands on the road network effectively.
“Every day, 100,000 people rely on the sytadin portal to obtain accurate traffic information. We are thrilled to support DiRIF and to contribute to the safety of travelers and enable them have a more serene journey. Precise data not only reduces delays and enhances safety but also improves the overall efficiency of the transportation system,” stated Frédéric Reutenauer, Vice President Southern Europe at PTV Group – part of Umovity.
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