Helping Cities Maximize Use of Transportation Data, Smart Technologies

When it comes to transportation data, it may be possible to have too much of a good thing. With the rise of sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT), urban planners have more traffic information available than ever before. For some, it’s more than they can use. “Traditionally, cities have been starved for data. If we wanted to refine an intersection we would count six hours of data every five years. With IoT you can get a continuous stream of data in real time, all the time, from all your intersections,” said Kurtis McBride, CEO and co-founder of transportation analytics firm Miovision. But that massive influx of information isn’t necessarily a clear win.


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