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To improve the flow of traffic and provide safer driving conditions, these influential new technologies in traffic management have revolutionized roadways.

Effective traffic management is essential for reducing traffic jams and creating safer and more efficient driving conditions. As more and more people are spending an increasing amount of time on the road, finding ways to cut down on commute times and alleviate traffic congestion is imperative. As such, new technologies are continuously emerging to further advance the intelligent transportation system market and improve driver experience in a number of ways. To learn about some of the most influential new technologies in traffic management, continue reading.

Real-time traffic monitoring

Traffic systems that rely on timers significantly decrease the flow of traffic. In cases where there are traffic incidents, such outdated traffic systems cannot be adjusted to alter the duration of traffic signals accordingly to help alleviate congestion.

Fortunately, real-time traffic monitoring is providing a solution to this inefficient system. Using advanced IoT technology and industrial networking equipment, feedback from traffic systems can be sent to traffic centers in real time. In doing so, traffic controllers can make timely adjustments to the traffic system based on the quantity of vehicles in an area to provide a smoother flow of traffic.

Blockchain technology

Blockchain technology refers to a decentralized digital ledger or encrypted blocks that operate based on the consensus of a global peer network or public chain.

It is beneficial for improving transaction mechanisms, which can help reduce traffic congestion in areas such as tolls, parking lots, and gas stations. To do so, blockchain technology provides secure, automated payment solutions for such areas using a digital identification system and automated peer-to-peer transactions. Such automated solutions don’t have to rely on third parties for authentications, which helps reduce payment processing times and allows vehicles to pass through payment stations more efficiently.

After collecting the data, blockchain technology stores it on a reliable transparent, decentralized network to properly protect the security of the sensitive transaction information.

Smart corridors

Smart corridors are sections of roadways that feature specialized signage. Such signage is designed to alert those on the road of upcoming traffic conditions such as accidents, weather events, or other obstructions.

Smart corridors may also provide information to drivers regarding the duration of time it will take them to reach a specific destination. Such information is beneficial because it allows drivers to plan ahead based on transportation officials’ strategies that are designed to alleviate congestion.