The city of Las Vegas is starting a pilot partnership with Cox Communications to trial the company's smart curbside management solution from Cox2M, aimed at reducing downtown traffic congestion.
The goal of the Las Vegas pilot is to reduce traffic congestion in downtown Las Vegas. Covering six parking spots along the sidewalk adjacent to the 100 block of Main Street are two digital kiosks that utilize video analytics and smart parking technology to better manage active curb loading zones for taxis and ride-shares, making conditions safer for visitors and pedestrians.
“The city is working on a variety of smart and innovative public-private partnerships, just like this one,” Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said in a statement. “We appreciate Cox for their out-of-the-box thinking and assistance as we work together to ease traffic congestion in our downtown. It’s ideas like this one that will move our city into the future.”
Video analytics from devices along the curb will capture vehicle and license plate information and send utilization data to the kiosks to kick off a countdown timer. If a vehicle remains in the loading zone after the countdown ends, the system reports the incident directly to the city, ensuring a constant flow of traffic.
On the backend, the Cox platform provides cloud processing of traffic flow information, an on-screen interface to display vehicle information, and an online portal to report traffic flows and pedestrian counts.
After weeks of successful testing, Cox Communications says installation is completed. The six-month pilot began recently in early March, with the potential to resume upon successful operation.
SOURCE: Cox Communications