Pilot improves traffic in Eindhoven

IBM and NXP Semiconductors have announced the first results of a smarter traffic pilot, conducted in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. The trial demonstrates how the ‘connected car’ automatically shares braking, acceleration and location data that can be analyzed by the central traffic authority, in order to identify and resolve road network issues. The 12-month trial was designed to provide Eindhoven’s regional government with insights into how to maintain roads, reduce traffic congestion and increase road safety.