Smart City Solution
Smart City - Transport Management Centre (TMC)
Smarter cities across the world are capitalizing on new technologies to gather insights and transform their operations, and service delivery. Metro and IBM have collaborated to create the Transport Management Centre TMC, based on the IBM IOC platform for Smarter Cities
Adaptive Traffic Control
Often we find ourselves waiting at a red light when there are no other vehicles in sight. Our Adaptive Traffic Control System has been specially engineered to solve such problems. An advanced Video sensor (with no inroad loops) provides live traffic feed to the controller, and all the controllers are connected wirelessly to the master And.For the first time ever, functional upgrades and controller updates are possible without disrupting ongoing operations. Intuitive controller configuration is significantly simplified thanks to intelligent software. Access and operation via Internet browser, tablet or smartphone, based on the latest HTML 5 technology, are part of a Web-based all-in-one solution from Siemens.
A smart city requires smart navigation, wherein the car drivers receive live information about the road such as driving conditions, availability of parking spaces, and live feed on accidents and incidents. This information is available through the mobile app as well.
Parking Management System
According to some studies, billions of dollars are lost every year in the time it takes for cars to circle around in search of parking spaces. Metro’s technology allows parking operators and urban administrators to surmount the challenges of parking in densely populated cities. Our proprietary system shows the availability of parking slots on the Variable Message sign – especially useful in multi-level parking complexes - and guides commuters through their onboard navigation or via the mobile app.
Case Study of an Smart City Inter-Urban road project:
Bangalore Airport Road Expressway
The Transport Management Centre deployed on the 25 kilometer Airport Road in Bangalore makes full use of an intelligent control centre powered by an integrated network of roadside devices. The Bangalore Project has the following roadside equipments that feeds into the central system:
- Variable Message Signs
- Emergency Call Boxes
- Automatic Traffic Counter and Classifiers
- Meteorological Systems
- Network Management Systems
- CCTV cameras
- Incident Detection Cameras
Traffic Signal Monitoring
Traffic Signal Monitoring is an easy to use and highly reliable facility, enabling the efficient monitoring of traffic signals. The system lets operators know the status of all monitored equipment at a glance, using a fully customizable, map-based display.
Transit Signal Priority and V2X
Can you imagine the state of patients in an emergency when their ambulance is waiting at a red light? V2X (Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure) technology, based on two-way wireless radio Dedicated Short Range Communication (DSRC) provides the backbone for Traffic Signal Priority (TSP) for emergency vehicles or transit vehicles. TSP comes as an upgrade to the existing traffic controllers to bring about a Signal Prioritization as per the city policy.