Smart Traffic Management

The traffic of the city increases in line with the growth of the population. This causes new challenges for everyone traveling in the City of Stockholm

 

The project Smart Traffic aims to test and evaluate new ways of planning and managing the traffic in the city more efficiently. The city’s current traffic management system is already advanced, the problem is that the traffic to a large extent is managed based on historical data. By using real time data instead, new possibilities to increase traffic mobility can be created.

The project tests and evaluates new ways of managing traffic dynamically and more efficiently using new data sources. Today the City of Stockholm detects vehicles using induction loops below the road surface and manages traffic flows based on historical data. Real time data offer new possibilities.

Sensors placed above ground replaces the induction loops and communicate real time data to achieve a better dynamic traffic signals management as well as improve traffic flow and security.  The sensors can also collect data concerning the traffic environment. The open data will be shared with other city agencies and offices as well as with Traffic Administration Offices and other stakeholders outside the city.

Smart traffic is a collaboration between the City Executive Office and the Traffic Administration Office in the City of Stockholm. The project is divided into six sub-projects and during the years of 2019-2020, several tests with new types of solutions regarding traffic management will be carried out in the inner City of Stockholm.

More about the ongoing tests

Smart Traffic Management i Stockholm (.pdf)

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Smart Traffic Management in social media

”I dag har de blå bussarna utrustning som skickar en signal till trafiksignalen när de ligger efter tidtabellen och då får de prioritet i trafiken” – SVT-inslag om smart trafikstyrning i Stockholm.