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Ohio DOT strengthens mobility intelligence

StreetLight Data will enable ODOT to transform Inrix data into actionable intelligence

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The new tools are available across the state, including to the smart city of Columbus
The new tools are available across the state, including to the smart city of Columbus

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has added analytics and origin-destination to its existing Inrix traffic services to help monitor, measure and manage the state’s road network. As part of the agreement, StreetLight Data will enable ODOT to transform Inrix data into actionable intelligence.

 

Inrix is a world leader in connected car services and transportation analytics and its real-time traffic services have helped Ohio DOT actively manage traffic on its roadway for nearly five years. StreetLightData is a San Francisco-based technology firm that transforms geospatial data produced by mobile devices into valuable transportation behaviour information.

 

“The addition of analytics gives them the tools to more accurately measure and report the impact of transportation investments,” said Scott Sedlik, vice president and general manager, global public sector at Inrix.

 

“Additionally, we’re excited ODOT is making these new tools available to all transportation agencies in the state, including the City of Columbus as part of its Smart City Initiative."

 

Ohio DOT will utilise a suite of analytic tools and traffic services from Inrix and StreetLight Data to improve system planning, traffic management and operations in Ohio:

  • Inrix Analytics, which includes Roadway Analytics and Performance Measures, is a suite of on-demand, cloud-based analysis tools that leverage Inrix XD and TMC traffic data across the US. The platforms enable ODOT to analyse, visualise and understand road performance without the need for additional technology investments. The TMC-based data and reporting is in partnership with the University of Maryland’s CATT Lab;
  • Inrix Trips provides information about the trips people take, including where they begin and end their journeys, and the waypoints in between. Trips is derived from industry-leading geospatial data processing, which enables a new understanding of population movement such as origin and destination zones, diversion routes during peak time and incidents, corridor usage, and more;
  • StreetLight InSight allows ODOT to design, run, visualize and download unlimited customised transportation analyses like origin-destination, select link and trip purpose. It combines the power of Inrix data and location-based services data from smart phones with contextual information for a unique and powerful set of analytics. StreetLight InSight is available to designated employees of ODOT as well as local public agencies and specified consulting firms that do work on behalf of these agencies;
  • Inrix Dangerous Slowdowns is a newly launched service in Inrix XD Traffic that helps prevent back-of-queue collisions where rapidly forming congestion creates a situation that requires advanced driver awareness. Based on real-time data from vehicles on the road, the location-based notifications warn drivers and transportation agencies of sudden reductions in speed or stopped traffic on the roadway;
  • Inrix Real-Time Traffic Flow leverages anonymous, real-time GPS data from millions of connected vehicles and devices to deliver the broadest and most accurate traffic information on freeways, highways, interstates and major arterial roads. Inrix enables transportation agencies to monitor live traffic data including roadway name, time, current speed, typical speed and travel time.

“It is really gratifying to help Ohio Department of Transportation gain greater visibility into travel realities throughout the state,” said Laura Schewel, CEO and co-founder of StreetLight Data.

 

“The ability to study transportation patterns with updated mobility intelligence will help Ohio better understand the usage of its existing infrastructure, pinpoint challenges and improve confidence in new transportation projects."

 

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