TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT FOR THE 21st CENTURY AND BEYOND
VTL IS FOR THE 21st CENTURY AND BEYOND
- VTL technology has been enabled mainly by the Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) technology, the vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V), vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) and Infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communications.
- VTL technology is at the intersection of wireless networks, artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, and robotics.
In terms of applications, the three pillars of VTL technology are:
- Traffic efficiency
- Traffic Safety
- Autonomous driving
VTL technology is based on expertly designed hardware and software solutions.
IN 21st CENTURY WE ARE STILL USING 19th CENTURY TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT
The underlying principle of operation behind traffic lights has not changed much after it was invented in 1914 and first deployed in Cleveland, Ohio. In essence, in the last 100 years, traffic lights and traffic control have been using a timer-based approach. VTL proposes to make a paradigm shift in this area by migrating from a timer-based traffic control approach to a communications-based traffic control approach.
With the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous vehicles, reducing people’s commute time by 40% or more is no longer a far-fetched idea. In fact, Virtual Traffic Lights, LLC has been working on such a technology and trying to commercialize it. So, the dream is now actively pursued. VTL boasts 15 issued and/or pending patents.