Finland: The Finnish Transport Agency, which is responsible for the national road network, is working with IBM to build a single view of road and traffic information, in order to help improve road management.
Using analytics from IBM, the agency is aggregating its view of road conditions, accidents and other road and traffic information, which helps build a safer and more adaptive road system for the citizens of Finland. The analytics solution is also compatible with maps from the ESRI geographic information service, which makes it possible to display information directly on a map.
“Working with IBM, we have been able to dramatically improve The Finnish Transport Agency’s information services,” said Project Manager Kristiina Laakso of The Finnish Transport Agency. “We are able to combine information from previously isolated silos into one single view and utilize this complete view to analyse information. Road users will benefit from a safer and smoother flow of traffic while The Finnish Transport Agency will benefit from increased efficiency of our operations.”
Analysing gathered information makes it possible to improve road management and traffic safety, and make the government agency’s own activities more efficient. By using analytics, potentially dangerous road sections can be recognised and the information used for road maintenance purposes.