Solutions for Reduced Emissions

Miovision technology offers insights that improve overall mobility in your city, reducing vehicle congestion and user delays on city roadways. The results are better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions.

Travel delays due to traffic congestion caused drivers to waste more than 3 billion gallons of fuel and kept travelers stuck in their cars for nearly 7 billion extra hours – 42 hours per rush-hour commuter. With Miovision insights, you can improve overall mobility in your city, reduce vehicle congestion and user delays on city roadways, and lower CO2 emissions – while improving fuel economy for drivers.

Challenges with reducing emissions

  • Minimizing Idling

    There’s no doubt that reducing idling reduces CO2 emissions. For drivers to spend less time idling at red lights, and less time complaining, you need to get signal timing right. Lights can’t change too quickly or extend unnecessarily for random vehicles, and that comes down to ensuring you have accurate data.

    Staying One Step Ahead

    If you’re hearing about a traffic issue through citizen complaints, it’s likely been a problem for a while. You need to get ahead of the issues before they start causing delays and impeding traffic flow. That means you need smart technology that will flag potential issues for proactive maintenance.

  • Lack of Signal Coordination

    Keeping traffic moving efficiently requires coordinating light cycle lengths to accommodate flow at different times of the day. We can all agree that hitting every light on the commute isn’t good for fuel economy – and is even worse on driver patience. If a clock on a controller has shifted, it can throw off the entire system.

    Inability to Validate

    In the end, all your efforts in coordinating intersections for efficient traffic flow mean nothing if you can’t validate the programming. Being able to remotely verify that timing plans have been implemented correctly and are operating as intended is critical to reducing idling and emissions.

Elements of a Smart Traffic System

Miovision’s Automated Traffic Signal Performance Measures (ATSPMs) can be the key to reducing emissions in your city and hitting your green goals. High-resolution data from signalized intersections is extracted and analyzed to identify problems and provide solutions to traffic network issues. Choose Miovision for the insights, controls, and remote management features you need in a smart traffic system.

  • Receive automatic alerts when issues arise, and assign them to the right people
  • Address alerts proactively before citizen complaints occur
  • Address alerts such as “Signal in Flash” and “Power Loss” quickly to return the signal to a safe and efficient state as soon as possible.
  • Address detector alert issues to maximize efficiency at the intersection and to ensure the signal timing is implemented as designed.
Signal maintenance
  • Receive automatic alerts when issues arise, and assign them to the right people
  • Address alerts proactively before citizen complaints occur
  • Address alerts such as “Signal in Flash” and “Power Loss” quickly to return the signal to a safe and efficient state as soon as possible.
  • Address detector alert issues to maximize efficiency at the intersection and to ensure the signal timing is implemented as designed.
  • “See” every vehicle, pedestrian and cyclist to ensure demand is being serviced and timing plans are being used effectively.
  • Get accurate multi-modal counts at the intersection
  • Understand the intersection user profile and how users are moving through the intersection
  • Re-examine timing plans and time of day plans based on updated turning movements counts
  • Gain insight into whether a policy change, a new program or an incentive has been effective.
  • Check in with the Intersection Health tool to get a better understanding of which intersections and which movements are operating the most inefficiently and causing congestion and increasing emissions.
  • Get monthly alerts through the Intersection Health tool updating you on the quality of progression along coordinated corridors
  • Get a detailed understanding of how progression is working using the Time Space Diagram and Purdue Coordination Diagram
  • Make a change in the field and check back in with ATSPMs and the Report Card tool to see if the change was effective
  • Prove the value of your investment by showing that the changes you made significantly reduced emissions
“We started with the goal of improving how we monitor our traffic signals, and now we’re working with Miovision to explore how to improve safety for pedestrians and help first responders get to emergencies more quickly.” Mark de la Vergne, Chief of Mobility Innovation, Detroit

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