As cities look to connected infrastructure systems to solve mobility challenges, analytics tools can help to reveal and resolve previously unseen issues with their traffic systems.
Global Traffic Technologies sales engineer Craig Kairis will discuss how traffic and public safety departments can use analytics to assess, reveal and improve traffic signal preemption performance at the 2017 ITS Arizona Annual Conference.
Preemption systems help emergency responders to reach the scene of incidents quickly and safely. The Opticom™ Analytics platform – released by GTT in June — provides insights which enable communities to make informed decisions about changes or upgrades to the preemption system.
The theme of the 2017 ITS Arizona conference is ‘Building Smart Infrastructure’, and in his presentation Kairis will focus on the way that analytics can provide users with the ability to assess their operational performance, quickly identify problem areas impacting travel time, and take action to address those issues.
The Opticom Analytics platform is another step toward providing cities with the tools that will help analyze the massive amounts of data generated by connected infrastructure, GTT president Jason Lund said.
“As cities become more connected, tools like Opticom Analytics will help to ensure that these smart cities can create actionable insights from their data,” Lund said.
The ITS Arizona Conference 2017 takes place on Sept. 27-28, at the Mesa Convention Center, Building C, 263 N Center Street, Mesa, Arizona. Kairis’s presentation is titled “Using analytics to improve preemption performance” and will be given on Thursday Sept. 28, during the Operations and Technical session, held from10-11:30 a.m.
“Emergency responders often use traffic signal preemption to arrive quickly and safely at the scene of an emergency, but installing and supporting these systems usually requires support from IT and traffic departments,” Kairis says. “Key stakeholders don’t always have all the information they need to make important decisions about changes or upgrades to the preemption system.
“Opticom Analytics is a new web-based tool which can help provide municipalities with details about system performance by using GPS data collected from emergency vehicles. The tool puts emergency responders and traffic departments on the same page by giving each group the data needed to justify changes to traffic and preemption systems. The platform complies data uploaded from the vehicle equipment and presents the information as a summary and map interface. Users can sort and view performance metrics based on date, speed, travel time, vehicle type, preemption usage and more.”
To find out more about the conference and register to attend visit http://www.itsaz.org/conference/.
More information about Opticom Analytics can be found at www.gtt.com/analytics.
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