UTFPR - Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná | Brazil
Eduardo Mascari Filho | Ana Faucz | Michael Brochonski
The solutions provided nowadays are using expensive models, using specific hardware (video cameras, cables, etc) to detect the number of vehicles and people in a crossing. The project is feasible, since the only need is a 4g communication module, with connection with a server, to get the data from system. In case of broken communication, the system will continue operational with the default time processing, as it was without the enhanced system. This project is economically justifiable, because the cost is low and the benefits could be important for the entire city, in case of this optimization results in a better traffic for a high number of streets. The market size is global, since every crossing in the globe could be adapted to have the benefit of the smart time to the semaphores. There is a high benefit for the ecosystem, since this optimization could reduce the usage time of vehicles and consequently there is a reduction of pollution and the better health of a population near the installed systems. The risks are the cost of hardware needed to install the solution, the cost of a servers infrastructure needed to process all the requests, the instability of weather, causing errors on time prediction, legal restrictions to use the software APIs to get the traffic information around the crossings.