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International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) Is Here To Help Beat Traffic


International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) is trying to help the flow on the highways. On New Jersey highways, IBM is behind the traffic management system that is already cited as the most advanced in the U.S., a distinction that could earn the company more business elsewhere.

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has been working with New Jersey authorities to deploy smart traffic system. The IBM-designed traffic system was fully deployed on the roads last month. The system enables traffic controllers to provide real-time updates to drivers about traffic and accidents. That way, drivers are able to avoid backups or secondary accidents.

The system has been deployed on Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike, which are two of the busiest toll roads in the U.S. The deployment of the smart traffic systems is expected to help drivers have a much smoother ride during the Memorial Day weekend.

Preventing secondary accidents

According to IBM’s Rich Teitelbaum, a lot of unfortunate developments can be prevented by taking advantage of the traffic management systems designed by IBM. For example, Teitelbaum said that in case of a traffic accident or slowdown, controllers can quickly slow traffic upstream so that drivers don’t reach the accident area. Preventing traffic backup also allows emergency responders to quickly clear the accident scene.

Advanced traffic technology

Controllers had a much difficult time in the past trying to control traffic systems. The new system from International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) eliminates the tedious work and enables the most advanced traffic technology that could also be used to stream information into vehicle systems and other personal devices so that drivers remain informed at all time about the major events on the roads.

Taking control of road system

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)’s advanced traffic technology puts it in a better position to take control of highway management infrastructure and could just be the beginning of technical initiatives that help our daily lives while improving the grid.

Neha Gupta

Neha Gupta has been in the financial space for over six years now. Gupta earned her MBA degree from Symbiosis Centre of Distance Learning in 2009 and her passion for finance led her to pursue Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) course. She has successfully completed Level II of her CFA. She is a veteran in article writing, which is depicted in her numerous pieces published on SeekingAlpha, Nextiphonenews, InsiderMonkey, MarketWatch, and Techinsider. Her crisp and eloquent writing finds its best place in Researchcows, where emphasis is given on developing rich content for various websites, products, business plans, trainings, and book writing.

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