The Washington state city will use technology from Iteris to gain critical transportational analytics and speeding data for key arterials and highways to help increase safety and reduce carbon emissions.
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is working with Iteris to implement a sustainable smart mobility programme that also aims to improve safety.
It represents an expansion of Iteris’ software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions in the Pacific Northwest.
Data and analysis
Under the terms of the agreement, Iteris is providing its ClearGuide SaaS solution that enables visualisation of traffic data and analysis. SDOT can make use of a number of tools, including dynamic maps to support detailed traffic analysis, features to help identify and mitigate congestion, and animations to analyse events and optimise response plans.
It will also be able to access historical trend reports and dynamic congestion charts to track reliability and support planning, while APIs will enable the city to share this information with other tools and partner agencies, including Washington State Department of Transportation.
The combination of smart mobility solutions will enable the city to adjust traffic signal timing to accommodate slower-moving road users and minimise congestion and delays
Iteris will also implement its ClearGuide arterial performance measures (APM) and highway performance measures (HPM) modules, as well as its newly launched Speeding Analytics module. With ClearGuide APM and HPM, the city will be able to monitor arterial and highway travel times and reliability, prioritise retiming efforts, identify congestion hotspots and understand how highway traffic impacts surrounding arterials.
In addition, ClearGuide Speeding Analytics will enable SDOT to proactively identify and rank regional speeding hotspots before crashes occur, in support of the US Department of Transportation’s National Roadway Safety Strategy, which seeks to address the alarming recent spike in roadway fatalities by implementing safety strategies that bring traffic-related deaths down to zero.
The combination of smart mobility solutions will enable the city to adjust traffic signal timing to accommodate slower-moving road users and minimise congestion and delays.
The ClearGuide solution is designed to grow and expand to meet the city’s future challenges, as well as ingest a wider range of information, such as data from connected and automated vehicles.
“We are thrilled to be able to support SDOT’s goal of better managing its transportation network by providing critical mobility intelligence for arterials, highways and citywide speeding hotspots,” said Scott Perley, vice president, customer experience and analytics at Iteris.
“ClearGuide enables users to receive regular, proactive recommendations through an intuitive user interface and interactive map to improve mobility, safety and sustainability throughout complex transportation networks.”