Las Vegas Partners with NTT to Study IoT Impact on Transportation

The city is partnering with Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) Corp., as well as the state of Nevada, to deploy sensors across 30 city blocks to gather information about how vehicles, bikes and pedestrians move around downtown, and then offer predictive insight into how transportation behavior is likely to occur in the future, given certain situations and variables.

“What we’re doing is using real-time analytics and then taking that data and looking at past issues, and then using additional data sets, such as crime, weather, any of the traffic flow data we have, to start looking at predictive analytics, and try to figure out what’s going to happen before it happens,” said Michael Sherwood, chief information officer for Las Vegas.