The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently selected HERE, the location cloud company, as the provider of probe-based, real-time traffic services to enhance driver safety and improve traffic congestion and corridor management for big construction projects.
HERE is providing government transportation agencies across the country with location technology that allows them to better manage their road networks and to take steps toward developing a smart cities platform. HERE Real-Time Traffic services combines precision mapping, big data analytics and deep insights to transform incoming data, coming from an increasing number of sensors, devices and connected vehicles on the road, into insights that help to manage traffic and reduce congestion.
HERE is providing NCDOT with real-time traffic data for the state's roadways. The data will enable the agency to communicate up-to-the-minute information about current traffic conditions and travel times on dynamic signs on the roadways. The department will also utilize the HERE visualization tools in its traffic operations centers; manage the impact of incidents and events on the roadways; use HERE data to conduct before and after studies; and analyze system performance.
North Carolina is now the eighth state along the eastern seaboard to utilize HERE Real-Time Traffic services. Other east coast states using HERE traffic data include Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
HERE is also leading the next generation of high definition mapping, real-time data and analytics for connected and automated driving. HERE is working with transportation agencies to deploy these connected vehicle technologies and close the loop between vehicles and infrastructure. This intelligent transportation system utilizes the HERE location cloud to rapidly receive, verify and distribute safety critical information, such as accidents or extreme weather, to a targeted set of drivers on the roadway.