VITAL Smart City Traffic Management

Traffic management is a high priority problem for modern cities. Local authorities invest a large amount of money to create innovative solutions for traffic problems in the city. Although modern cities have traffic management software, they generally run detection rules in their own data silo, and work on scheduled predefined queries. VITAL project focuses on the development of a novel smart cities platform, which will enable the integration and semantic interoperability of multiple IoT systems that underpin smart city applications and services. The Complex Event Processor of VITAL framework enables city authorities to run “real-time” complex detection rules over different data sources in addition to their traffic data. This enables forecasting (possible traffic jam points due to bad weather or special days) and predictive decision making for the smart cities, making their traffic management smarter.