New Traffic Management Tech Coming to Downtown Las Vegas

The city of Las Vegas is experimenting with a new traffic management partnership that will add traffic cameras and sensors to the streets in its innovation district.
December 23, 2018, 1pm PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The city of Las Vegas recently announced plans to roll out video cameras and sound sensors to improve traffic management in an area of the city’s Innovation District, reports Chris Teale.

The new traffic management technology is made possible through a partnership between the city, the state government of Nevada, and Japanese company Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT).

A press release announcing the partnership explains more details about how the new technology will work:

Designed to improve safety, the proof of concept provides information to City personnel to help increase situation awareness and provide a foundation to traffic management and mobility that will create future economic opportunities. NTT Group deployed high-definition video cameras, sound sensors, as well as IoT devices to monitor a geographic area within the city’s Innovation District.

City officials are saying the effort furthers its Innovate.Vegas initiative, "which looks to concentrate smart city technology in Vegas’ downtown core and looks to serve as the home of autonomous vehicles (AVs), partnerships with ride-hailing and mobility companies and other initiatives," according to Teale.

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Published on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Smart Cities Dive
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