The Michigan Department of Transportation has selected INRIX for real-time traffic and mobility intelligence as part of a three-year agreement, INRIX announced Monday. INRIX is a Washington-based company specializing in connected car services and transportation analytics.
MDOT will use INRIX’s services to monitor, measure, and manage the state’s road network. The agreement is expected to help MDOT reduce the cost of operations, identify areas that benefit most from road improvements, and more accurately report the impact of transportation investments.
“INRIX real-time traffic services and analytics will help us to actively manage statewide traffic and more accurately measure and report impacts on our roadways,” says Mike Wroblewski, ITS engineer at MDOT.
INRIX, in collaboration with University of Maryland’s CATT Lab, will provide analytics empowering transportation planners to perform before and after studies; quantify and communicate the impact of road projects; monitor and identify performance trends on roadways; produce and report key performance indicators on travel times and congestion reduction; and monitor, compare, and adjust construction zones to minimize the impact on traffic flow. The company will also supply real-time and historical traffic data to MDOT. INRIX’s real-time traffic flow uses anonymous GPS data from millions of devices and connected vehicles.
“We are proud to supply road safety and traffic information that improves system management and incident response, as well as delivers better information to travelers in Michigan,” says Scott Sedlik, vice president and general manager – global public sector at INRIX. “By identifying consistent and problematic traffic patterns, transportation officials can pinpoint the source of congestion and prioritize mobility investments that directly reduce gridlock.”
INRIX provides driving intelligence for Audi, BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, more than 100 U.S. Departments of Transportation, the U.K. Highways Agency, and the Denmark Road Authority.