Drivers will soon be cruising down the roads of Singapore without having to stop unnecessarily at an empty traffic junction. Pedestrians will have longer crossing time at heavy traffic junctions without having to run for the blinking green-man.
All this can be credited to the locally-built next generation smart traffic light control system known as CoopeRative and UnIfied Smart Traffic SystEm (CRUISE), developed by A*STAR’s Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
The system will be trialled near the traffic intersections and pedestrian crossings between Corporation Road and Boon Lay Way from September 2018 to the end of 2020.
Through the present traffic systems, global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and sensors, real-time data of the physical presence of vehicles and pedestrians are harnessed. CRUISE then leverages on artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent traffic light algorithms to determine the optimized real-time traffic decisions of the traffic light and pedestrian crossing timings for smoother traffic and pedestrian flow.
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LTA Press Release: Leveraging AI to improve Traffic Flow