Nearly twice as many vehicles are on the roads since the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) was created in 1966. That’s potentially a lot of traffic, which is why over a dozen state DOTs and other transportation agencies use HERE to connect them to real-time traffic information.
Coast to coast, government transportation agencies are using HERE location technology to better manage their road networks and and make their intelligent transportation systems (ITS) smarter — even award winning.
Take Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT); it received the Best of ITS Heartland Project Award for its use of ITS on rural roadways. MoDOT’s new “Rural Queue” and “Delay Warning System” systems leverage real-time HERE probe segment speeds that are reported every minute of the day across the entire length of Interstate 70 in the state.
From where we stand, any improvement in traffic is a win for the public and we strive to provide the best solutions possible. HERE deeply analyzes the big data coming from an increasing number of sensors, devices and connected vehicles on the road, to transform it into valuable insights that help manage road conditions, reduce congestion and better the lives of citizens.
In fact, with so many DOTs utilizing HERE traffic services, you might be benefiting without even realizing it. Have you ever traveled through any of the following states?
Backed by HERE real-time data, citizens of Alabama can utilize the state DOT’s new ITS website for traffic conditions, road construction, breakdowns and crashes and other information.
Along the eastern seaboard, the I-95 Corridor Coalition predicts that without improvements — many of which are enabled by connected technology — by 2035 daily traffic would exceed 133,000 vehicles (up from 72,000 today), including over 20,000 trucks (up from 10,000 today).
To help manage the magnitude, the Coalition offers real-time traffic data from HERE as an option to state traffic management centers and also works on getting up-to-date information to the traveling public.
In the south you’ll find traffic information powered by HERE data in parts of Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee; in the Midwest — Iowa, Michigan and Oklahoma; and the southwest in Maricopa County Arizona. HERE also covers most of the west coast, partnering with the California DOT.
HERE is also helping build advanced technologies, working with the Colorado DOT to deploy the first Vehicle-to-Infrastructure-based driver warning system over a cellular network in North America on the I-70 Corridor.
This stretch of roadway is subject to extreme weather, significant congestion and high altitude. For better safety, the ITS utilizes the HERE location cloud to rapidly receive, verify and distribute critical information.