VivaCity, a developer of urban infrastructure powered by artificial intelligence (AI), has announced a new partnership with Nottingham City Council to roll out traffic monitoring systems across the city, the data from which will support future development of urban infrastructure.
VivaCity plans to install 219 sensors across Nottingham, including a mix of both ANPR traffic monitoring and Smart Signal Control systems.
Alongside transport initiatives, the city also hopes to become carbon neutral by 2028, in line with its Carbon Neutral Nottingham 2028 (CN28) strategy.
The transport technology firm will support carbon removal by using data from traffic monitoring solutions to analyse how traffic behaviours correlate with air quality.
By rolling out traffic monitoring and junction optimisation technology, the council hopes to provide countlines, speed, classified counts and measure journey times between nodes, with data for key junctions in the city.
What’s more, the technology is intended to support accurate differentiation between transport modes and develop an understanding of how different mode volumes can affect pollution levels.
Mark Nicholson, CEO and co-founder at VivaCity, said: “We’re proud to be working with Nottingham City Council to help achieve its ambitious carbon neutrality goals.
“Moving forward, we’re looking forward to seeing the positive benefits that our AI-powered data insights will bring to the area, by helping to better inform decision making on the future of Nottingham’s streets.
“By harnessing data through our traffic monitors and our Smart Junctions with real-time insights and intelligent transportation systems, our technology is going a long way when it comes to solving urban mobility problems.”
The systems will be deployed in four tranches, with the first tranche set to be installed next month [February 2023] and the final tranche in November 2023.