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Agencies test Waycare’s AI-based traffic management technology to improve incident management, reduce response times and support greater collaboration between agencies in Salt Lake City area
COLUMBIA, MD / ACCESSWIRE / September 21, 2021 / Today, Rekor Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: REKR) (“Rekor” or the “Company”), a global AI technology company whose mission is to provide intelligent infrastructure and information to build cities. safer, smarter and more efficient around the world, announced the pilot deployment of its traffic management technology within the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and the Utah Department of Public Safety ( DPS). The pilot, which kicked off in July 2021, will focus on major Salt Lake City area corridors along Highways 15, 215, and 80, as well as Utah State Route 201. Agencies will take advantage of Company solutions to enable faster and more efficient use of incident management and mitigation strategies, in addition to improving its collaboration and reporting capabilities.
“The existing methods of identifying incidents and collecting traffic data need technological innovations. With the activation of this UDOT / DPS pilot, we are delighted to see the continued adoption of our artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions among government agencies to meet the rapidly expanding use cases for better intelligence. driver, ”said Robert A. Berman, President and CEO, Rekor.
Using the company’s technology, UDOT’s Traffic Operations Center (TOC) and Incident Management Team (IMT), along with the Utah Highway Patrol (UHP), will be able to collaborate real-time incident detection and response efforts both in the field and in the office. In addition, agencies will have access to advanced AI information, processed from historical and real-time datasets from existing infrastructure, on-board data, GPS navigation applications, weather forecasting, etc. The Company’s integration of anonymized connected vehicle (CV) safety data enriches its algorithms, improving the accuracy and timing of incident identification, traffic jam detection and accident forecasting.
The pilot will take place over the next few months with an option of extension pending an internal evaluation between the partners involved. “Regional collaboration is an essential part of effectively accelerating incident response times and preventing secondary incidents,” said Noam Maital, Co-Founder of Waycare. “UDOT and DPS are leading the way by defining a blueprint on how regional agencies can leverage AI and cloud platforms to improve road safety in the community of Sale Lake City. “
Recently, Rekor also announced that its technology has been selected for a pilot project with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to improve traffic management operations in the Baton Rouge area.
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Rekor Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: REKR) is a trusted global authority on intelligent infrastructure providing innovative solutions that make the world safer, smarter, and more efficient. As a provider of comprehensive, continuous, real-time traffic intelligence, Rekor leverages AI, machine learning and holistic data to support the intelligent infrastructure that is essential for intelligent mobility. With its disruptive technology, the company offers integrated solutions, actionable insights and forecasts that increase road safety. For more information, please visit our website: https://rekor.ai.
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