Pushing the envelope
10 years ago we started working with cities to solve a universal problem in the traffic industry: automating the traffic counts that urban planners need to build better cities. At the time, sitting by the roadside manually counting cars was the status quo. We knew there had to be a better way and we were committed to finding it. Automated traffic counts were born. Today you can find our technology in over 55% of the intersections in North America.
Since then, we’ve spent a lot of time with traffic professionals and we’re troubled by the predicament cities find themselves in. City infrastructure has moved at a slow pace and it’s not unheard of to have cities still using decades-old traffic equipment. The problem with this technology is that it’s closed. Cities are locked in and don’t have the option to select the vendors best suited to solve their unique needs. So they’re at the mercy of vendors to innovate and locked into their technology whether they like it or not. As time goes on, the gap between what citizens want and what traffic engineers can deliver grows exponentially.
We believe that cities should be able to harness the power of innovation, regardless of the infrastructure they may already have in place. Using Miovision solutions, cities can serve citizen needs today by creating more efficient traffic networks. And, because our technology is open, cities also have the option to add any other hardware or software to their traffic network to enhance what’s already there. Cities can become smarter, one intersection at a time.
A practical approach to smart cities
We believe that traffic intersections are the ideal place to start smart city initiatives. It’s where drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians immediately benefit from more equitable and efficient roads. And down the road, a connected, smart, and open traffic network becomes the foundation for other smart city applications.
Today, we’re proud to unveil a fresh approach to building smart cities, starting at the intersection.
While we’ll never lose sight of our beginnings in traffic counting and the path that brought us here, our mission has become clearer. Miovision is poised to help you lay a solid foundation upon which to build a smart city. Because we believe that any city, no matter the size, deserves to be a smart city.
With more hard work and a relentless approach to smart city innovation, the future for Miovision begins today.
Smart cities start here.