MetroTech’s patent traffic analysis software leverages video feeds from existing roadside cameras to deliver accurate, real-time traffic flow data to transportation management systems, mobile applications, and connected vehicles.
In a time of reduced public funding for road improvements, MetroTech offers customers an avenue to get more out of what it already owns and an immediate low-cost path to congestion mitigation.
Digitizing intersections through “video-as-a-sensor” technology is dramatically less expensive and less intrusive than adding traditional embedded traffic sensors. IntelliSections™ do not require road re-surfacing, additional power or cabling. In most cases, communities experience improved vehicular throughput on their existing roadways in less than 90 days. The price of a typical IntelliSection™ serving four lanes in each direction is approximately $20K.
In 2012, Santa Clara County, California deployed MetroTech’s IntelliSection™ technology on 107 intersections including five of its busiest expressways. A post-deployment study on the 17 intersections encompassing the Lawrence Expressway (~600K daily commuters) resulted in a 3% decrease in stops. That’s 18,000 fewer vehicle stops each day.
Santa Clara County projected data collected from the 17 intersections along the Lawrence Expressway across the county’s 107 IntelliSections™ currently deployed with the following results:
Communities with existing traffic video infrastructure have the distinct opportunity to further leverage their investment. MetroTech‘s IntelliSections™ yield accurate traffic count, speed and flow data providing real insight into the health and performance of intersections and corridors.
As commuter travel times decrease, productivity and profitability for both individuals and their respective companies increases, improving quality of life and long term economic development.
Commuters, businesses, government and the environment all benefit from reduced congestion. The health of our community as a whole improves as travel times are reduced along with stress, accidents and greenhouse gasses.