U of M Start-Up Hopes to Reduce Traffic Congestion

The traffic management system can calculate the length of vehicle queues at intersections with traffic signals, according to a university news release. The system, which includes a device that can be installed inside controller cabinets at street corners, collects data such as vehicle queue length—each time the light is red—and the time it takes to get through the intersection. It then transmits the information to a server in real-time using an Ethernet connection.