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CartoConsult Pioneers GIS Innovation to Tackle Traffic Congestion

By [email protected] - 20th March 2017 - 14:18

CartoConsult is to develop technology to reduce traffic congestion and improve transport services as part of a £4 million Department for Transport (DfT) initiative. The mapping software technology company has been selected by Swindon Borough Council, together with IT and networking company Cisco, to deliver an alert system for traffic managers to improve the dissemination of congestion information. The Government-funded scheme will use the latest technology to transmit real-time traffic information to road users, such as delivery drivers, including those making just-in-time deliveries. CartoConsult will use the latest innovations in mapping and the Internet of Things (IoT) to help improve traffic management on key routes in Swindon. The project provides live data from a much larger sample of traffic and allows the latest technology to be tested to identify if it would be of benefit across the town’s – and ultimately the country’s - entire highway network.