The main purpose is to make the routes safer for people
The City of Minneapolis chooses Iteris, Inc.as its partner for smart transportation initiative. The top of the chart in applied informatics for transportation and Agriculture Company announced the news today about its participation. The company has upgraded intersections across big corridors with the use of advanced video technology that supports the city’s Minneapolis 2040 plan. The main purpose of this project is to make the city and roads safer for cyclists and people walking on the side of the road.
This was done due to recent advancements in technology which was used during Super Bowl week to detect over a million people. The new city project will involve the use of Iteris’ Next video detection systems from it’s the family of Vantage products to make sure the enhancement of multimodal mobility throughout the city. The new system can help traffic engineers to monitor activity at intersections. This will not only improve the signal timing but also the insights available to police and other emergency services.
Minneapolis is one of the most bike-friendly cities
Todd Kreter, SVP, and GM of Roadway Sensors at Iteris said, “We are pleased to be able to work alongside the City of Minneapolis to support its initiative to make the city more bicycle, pedestrian and transit-friendly. Minneapolis is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country and initiatives like Minneapolis 2040 plan, which also complement its Vision Zero and smart city efforts, directly align with Iteris’ goals for safer more efficient mobility.”
The company is quite enthralled to employ its new technology for the betterment of the City of Minneapolis. The partnership will see the horizon of better safety measures in place to avoid and cut down the rate of accidents.