LEADING THE WAY
The industry concept of “Connected Communities” refers to both the physical and digital connection of residents through road, vehicle, and tolling technology. It’s a field that has grown rapidly in the last decade and continues to develop in complexity and capabilities.
We pride ourselves on being early adopters of these innovative advancements, continuing our long-standing position in the industry as a leader in emerging mobility technology. Our latest partnership with Waycare Technologies, Inc
. is one such example of this commitment.
With Waycare’s technology, the Mobility Authority is implementing an advanced transportation and incident management/prediction system. This technology uses data from connected vehicles and advanced roadway sensors to detect traffic incidents in real-time, increasing roadway safety and improving response times.
Using machine learning, the system communicates with our Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Center
, alerting personnel to potential crashes and hazards. Waycare is now able to integrate real-time connected vehicle data from approximately 1 out of every 10 vehicles along roadways. These alerts are verified by TIM Center personnel via cameras on the roadways and emergency responders are notified.
Waycare’s technology is also able to predict where and when traffic incidents are likely to occur. This allows our agency to concentrate on specific areas for mitigation efforts and provides insight into potential areas for operational improvements.
Both our region and our industry are changing rapidly, but one thing remains certain: our community is what drives us. Partnerships like these help us leverage technology to keep our roadways safe and improve regional resiliency.