Region plans to install locally-made traffic technology at 240 urban intersections

via therecord.ca

WATERLOO REGION — Locally-developed traffic technology that boosts safety and efficiency will added to half of Waterloo Region’s urban intersections.

Regional council unanimously voted Wednesday to buy Kitchener-based Miovision’s advanced traffic management system for 240 traffic signals in Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo at a cost of about $2.7 million.

“We provide analytics and real-time insights for a whole range of things,” said Miovision chief executive officer Kurtis McBride. “Fundamentally, it’s basically making safer more efficient streets and using data to do it.”

The technology, which McBride describes as the “smartphone of the intersection,” is installed in 200 municipalities across North America, including 75 per cent of all intersections in Detroit.

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About Crissy Wright

Crissy Wright is the Community Facilitator at the Manufacturing Innovation Network (MIN).

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