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March 7, 2017

Traffic Surveillance Fog Use Case

Traffic congestion is such a severe and growing problem that it has the potential to paralyze major cities, choking off growth and prosperity. Some cities are taking what commuters may consider drastic and expensive measures, like expanding toll roads or restricting the number of license plates issued.

The open architecture of fog computing gives municipalities a new weapon in the fight against traffic congestion.  Fog has the flexibility to leverage traffic-related big data, which enables municipalities to take measures to alleviate congestion by connecting and analyzing previously unconnected infrastructure devices, roadside sensors, and on-board vehicles devices, in order to redirect traffic based on real-time data.  Review the OpenFog Use Case – Traffic Congestion.

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