Trafficware, a provider of traffic signal control technology, and SWIM.AI, a Silicon Valley edge intelligence software firm, have signed a commercial agreement launching TidalWave, a live streaming traffic information service powered by machine-learning and edge computing.
The partnership between Trafficware and SWIM.AI, transforms the accuracy and resolution of traffic information so communities can deliver streaming traffic data with sub-second accuracy using edge computing, while also packaged in a more affordable cloud service with low overhead and no impact to city infrastructure.
Today, the majority of routing and logistics applications rely on historical cellular GPS data to measure roadway congestion and estimate travel times. The speed and accuracy at which the data is collected, analyzed and made available is slow and often does not reflect the actual experience of drivers.
TidalWave performs the traffic and signal analysis either at a city’s advanced traffic management system or on controllers at street level and generates highly accurate real-time information.
The efficiency of the edge solution means that data volumes are reduced by a factor of over 100 and can provide hardware savings of up to 80% compared to traditional solutions. The service is a simple software addition to existing city infrastructure and subscribers to the Tidalwave service receive traffic information from a real-time API with still no cost for the service to the city.`