Using Fiber Optic Cables to Deliver Intelligent Traffic Management in Smart Cities by FOSA members Andy Hall and Chris Minto of OptaSense was highlighted at the International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction. The paper and poster detailed how as the demand for mobility grows, the stresses placed on city road networks intensifies. Optimal use of road infrastructure is vital to managing the impact of rapidly increasing traffic volumes and minimizing congestion and journey times. Imagine monitoring traffic effectively by using existing fiber optic cables buried around the system. Distributed Acoustic Sensing converts a standard single mode telecoms fiber optic cable into an array of distributed sensors to deliver spatially and temporally rich traffic management information. Using new or existing fiber optic infrastructure as an intelligent traffic sensor allows faster, less disruptive and more economical deployments of traffic management solutions, enabling city authorities to intelligently manage traffic flow and reduce emissions.
Using Fiber Optic Cables to Deliver Intelligent Traffic Management in Smart Cities
International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction 2019 July 5, 2019
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