Cisco, Iteris form partnership to target smart city solutions
The two companies initially deployed an IoT-based solution for the city of Las Vegas
Iteris, a U.S company that focuses on applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, has signed a strategic partnership with Cisco with the aim of promoting the latter’s Connected Roadway solution through several initiatives between the two companies.
Initially, Iteris and Cisco have deployed an edge-processing internet of things solution with the city of Las Vegas that will combine data feeds from Iteris’ Vantage Next video detection platform with the Cisco Kinetic software solution to analyze multimodal data from vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians for a number of use cases to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion.
The two companies said that pedestrian safety and connected vehicle applications in particular will be highlighted throughout the collaborative program.
“Las Vegas is renowned for its heavy pedestrian traffic, so we are constantly working to deploy innovative, multimodal technologies to better manage the flow of vehicles and people,” said Michael Sherwood, director of information technologies at the city of Las Vegas. “Iteris’ integration with Cisco’s Connected Roadway solution will produce insights that highlight the advantages video detection and advanced networking can have on a city’s transportation system.”
Iteris’ solutions collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that are used in safer transportation and smarter farming initiatives.
Cisco Connected Roadways aims to help secure and connect intelligent transportation systems, allowing vehicles, roadways and traffic management centers to all communicate with each other in real-time. It allows for a smoother flow of traffic, reducing congestion and secondary collisions as well as overall fuel/energy consumption, and paves the way for a foundation upon which autonomous vehicles can communicate with their surrounding environment, Cisco said.
“We are excited to showcase how seamlessly Iteris’ advanced video detection integrates with Cisco’s industry-leading networking capabilities to ultimately enhance safety and mobility across the nation’s transportation networks,” said Todd Kreter, senior vice president and general manager, roadway sensors at Iteris.
Additionally, Iteris and Cisco said they will address smart city initiatives through joint sales and co-marketing activities to key accounts across the United States. This will include highlighting the integration of Cisco communication systems into current and future projects, ensuring its mutual customers have secure and reliable communication infrastructure for their end-to-end transportation systems. In addition, by integrating Cisco hardware and software at the edge, the Iteris intersection-as-a-service offering will be able to support advanced capabilities for edge processing, as well as larger data sets and connected vehicles applications, the partners said.
The firms added that they plan to showcase future integration of Iteris video and radar detection sensors with the Cisco Kinetic platform at intelligent transportation systems conferences throughout the year.