By Yamuna Bindu
How Smart Traffic Management System (STMS) Technology Can Reduce Traffic Congestion
Cities all around the world are leveraging Smart Traffic Management System (STMS) technology to reduce traffic congestion and improve transport management. Read to know more about STMS technology.
Road congestion caused by heavy traffic has been a common story for decades. It is common knowledge that these traffic jams lead to longer vehicle queues, slower speeds, and longer commute times.
Even though we may not be able to completely eliminate traffic congestion, we can manage it to a point where the roads maintain speed, prevent delay, and improve the reliability of travel times. A combination of communication and information technologies can play a crucial role in this regard. This tech-driven traffic management is referred to as a ‘Smart Traffic Management System (STMS)’.
What is STMS?
STMS involves the use of centralized sensors and traffic signals to manage the flow of traffic through metropolitan areas. It aims to reduce everyday congestion, enforce traffic regulations, control and monitor speed, minimize road accidents, and lower vehicular pollution.
This automated system makes use of the latest advances in IoT (Internet of Things) technology, including cameras, sensors, wireless applications, and networking equipment. IoT can help regulate traffic and enhance safety by dynamically calibrating control mechanisms like traffic lights, highway message boards, public transport lanes, on-ramp meters, and speed limits.Also Read:Smart Parking and IoT: A Promising Future
Advantages of STMS
- Regular Enforcement and Monitoring
An STMS will be able to say, detect drivers who have been speeding, driving in the wrong direction, or running red lights. The system will read the license plate, and the owner will receive an automatic fine.
- Improved City Infrastructure
Tech-based transport management can lead to smarter cities by using data to come up with sustainable remedies for traffic and congestion issues.
STMS can automatically reduce unexpected traffic congestion by changing the traffic light timings according to nearby traffic. Smart traffic systems use traffic management centers that help coordinate and monitor a large web of sensors which can help reduce congestion and increase urban mobility.
Cities all over the globe are using STMS to simplify complex transport management issues and make their roads safer and more efficient.
Just like innumerable other industries, technology is also revolutionizing transport and traffic management by making it more effective, efficient, and productive for all stakeholders.
Optimizing Existing Parking
Optimizing the usage of existing parking using smart parking solutions is just as important as sorting out congestion issues using STMS.
With more people than ever preferring to park using apps, operators are under pressure to offer digital parking solutions to their customers. With Get My Parking, you can automate and digitize your parking lot without having to invest in expensive brand-new equipment – our retrofit technology integrates seamlessly with your existing solutions to set up lightning-fast payment and access in your location via a custom-branded parking app.