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Las Vegas trials kerbside management solution

Two digital kiosks from Cox2M are making use of video analytics and smart parking technology to better manage active kerb loading zones for taxis and ride-shares.

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It is hoped the kerb management solution will help to create a safer downtown
It is hoped the kerb management solution will help to create a safer downtown

The City of Las Vegas, Nevada, is trialling a smart kerbside management solution from Cox2M, aimed at reducing downtown traffic congestion.

 

Covering six parking spots along the sidewalk adjacent to the 100 block of Main Street are two digital kiosks that make use of video analytics and smart parking technology to better manage active kerb loading zones for taxis and ride-shares, making conditions safer for visitors and pedestrians.

 

Kerb kiosks

 

Video analytics from devices positioned along the kerb will capture vehicle and license plate information and send utilisation data to the kiosks to kick off a countdown timer. If a vehicle remains in the loading zone after the countdown ends, the system reports the incident directly to the city, ensuring a constant flow of traffic.

 

“The city is working on a variety of smart and innovative public-private partnerships, just like this one,” said Carolyn Goodman, mayor of Las Vegas. “We appreciate Cox for [its] out-of-the-box thinking and assistance as we work together to ease traffic congestion in our downtown. It’s ideas like this one that will move our city into the future.”

 

At the back-end, the Cox platform provides cloud processing of traffic flow information, an on-screen interface to display vehicle information, and an online portal to report traffic flows and pedestrian counts.

 

Additionally, Cox Media explores the placement of advertisements on the kiosks and how that can provide local businesses with brand presence in vibrant downtown Las Vegas.

“The city is working on a variety of smart and innovative public-private partnerships, just like this one”

“Our relationship with the communities of Southern Nevada runs deep and developing the pilot programme with the City of Las Vegas has been a huge step forward in exploring what we can do with smart community technology,” said Derrick Hill, vice president, Cox Business Las Vegas.

 

“We are absolutely committed to improving the way of life for Southern Nevadans, and we’re proud to be partnering with the city to utilise strategic technology to enhance the overall visitor experience.”

 

After weeks of successful testing, Cox reports, installation is completed and the six-month pilot is underway, with the potential to resume upon successful operation.

 

Cox Communications claims it is the largest private telecom company in the US, serving six million homes and businesses across 18 states.

 

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