Here Technologies and Yunex Traffic have expanded their partnership to provide proactive traffic management solutions for the urban mobility market.
The partnership will focus on the challenges cities and public transport companies face with monitoring transport movement flows that have become more difficult to predict due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
It will mean Yunex’s UK Journey Time as a Service (JTaaS) will be expanded into markets globally with integrated Here real-time traffic and corridor travel time information.
Yunex traffic light and traffic count data will be available on the Here Marketplace for the development of “green wave” technology. This is where a vehicle adapts its speed to maintain a continuous flow across several junctions.
There will also be further developments and collaboration between the two companies on collision avoidance systems and traffic management tools.
Solutions are already being used by eight public authorities in the UK – including Bedford Borough, Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole, Hampshire County, and Warrington Borough Councils – with several others in a piloting phase.
Markus Schlitt, Yunex Traffic chief executive, said: “Yunex Traffic and Here share a vision of utilising technology and data to enhance the quality of life of urbanites by reducing emissions, traffic congestion and improving the mobility experience.
“With Here’s network of partners across industries, we trust that the data and expertise we can access through this partnership will significantly accelerate the mobility revolution for cities.”
Gino Ferru, general manager EMEAR and senior vice president at Here Technologies, said the expanded partnership would help to create a new level of traffic management using historical and real-time traffic data to anticipate congestion and allow for cities to plan for alternative routes.