IBM pilots ‘smart’ TMC system

IBM has announced that it is piloting a ‘first-of-its-kind’ analytics system with the city of Lyon in France, which will be used to help traffic operators in the city’s transportation management center (TMC) evaluate an incident and make more informed assessments about which actions would restore traffic flow. The pilot will give transportation engineers real-time decision support on steps to reduce traffic congestion and enable faster incident response time when an unexpected event occurs.