Iteris, a Santa Ana, California-based provider of applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, announced that Transport Canada has selected Iteris iPeMS to support its countrywide transportation system’s performance-management program.
Utilizing real-time and archived traffic data from HERE Technologies – a global leader in mapping and location platform services – iPeMS provides Transport Canada with analytics and visualizations for car- and truck-based traffic data, according to the company.
Transport Canada has access to powerful iPeMS features including: dynamic maps to support detailed traffic analysis; features to help identify and mitigate bottlenecks and congestion; animations to analyze events and optimize response plans; historical trend reports and congestion charts to track reliability and support planning; and easy analysis of major Canadian roadways.
The Transport Canada instance of iPeMS is powered by iPeMS’ next-generation platform, which features advanced capabilities, including the ability to ingest a wider range of information, such as data from connected and autonomous vehicles. The fully enhanced platform will be released later this year.
“It is our honor and privilege to support Transport Canada’s goal of improving the performance of its roadways, as well as the safety and quality of life of the travelling public,” said Scott Perley, vice president of transportation systems at Iteris. “With the implementation of Iteris’ advanced iPeMS platform, Transport Canada will be able to apply analytics to make Canada’s roads safer and more efficient on a national scale.”
Transport Canada joins more than 20 government agencies and municipalities throughout North America that use the analytics and visualization capabilities of iPeMS to manage, measure and optimize complex transportation networks, according to the company.