German ‘Smarter Traffic’ pilot project complete

The City of Cologne in Germany and IBM have announced the completion of a ‘smarter traffic’ pilot project to predict and manage traffic flow and road congestion in the city. The pilot demonstrates how the city of Cologne can anticipate, better manage, and in many cases, avoid traffic jams and trouble spots across the city using analytics technology. The city’s traffic engineers and IBM were able to predict traffic volume and flow with over 90% accuracy up to 30 minutes in advance.