Transforming traffic systems and infrastructure operations using AI and IoT technologies
NEC is leveraging its advanced ICT to solve the diverse challenges facing each country and region. In Singapore, NEC is using artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT) to make Singapore’s bus operations safer, more secure, and more efficient. The system provided by NEC optimizes bus management by tracking the locations of all buses on the road, and uses AI to analyze driver behaviors such as rapid acceleration or deceleration to provide visual cues for safer driving. In Bangladesh, NEC has introduced a transit smart card system that covers multiple transportation operators and improves the efficiency of transport system management as well as bringing greater convenience to passengers.
In Thailand, NEC is conducting a proof of concept (PoC) for a traffic signal control system based on traffic demand that is calculated by collecting and analyzing traffic volumes at major intersections. NEC is also conducting a PoC in France for a system to monitor vehicle occupancy in real-time with the aim of popularizing car-pooling. Through these and other efforts, NEC is leveraging its advanced image recognition and AI technologies to alleviate traffic congestion and reduce CO₂ emissions.
NEC is also delivering cutting-edge solutions to support the safe and smooth operation of airports. These include outstandingly reliable air traffic control systems for airports struggling to keep pace with exploding demand for air transportation and overcrowded airways, and immigration systems that use NEC’s world-leading biometrics technologies. In the area of social infrastructure and critical facility monitoring, NEC is using sensor technologies to monitor operating conditions in a range of different facilities. Collected data is analyzed using NEC’s original AI technologies to identify potential problems from “not normal” behavior in real time, making it possible to carry out quick repairs and implement preventative maintenance. NEC maintains its commitment to utilizing the company’s outstanding AI and IoT assets to create the core values of Safety, Security and Efficiency for traffic and urban infrastructure in every country and region in the world.