Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched Phase II of its Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITC) project aimed at covering 100% of the emirate’s main roads using technology and software intelligent.

This expansion will improve road network management and traffic flow through better monitoring and faster response times to incidents.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the RTA, said the second phase of the project would expand the coverage of the main road network from the current 60 percent to 100 percent by 2026.

Thus, the length of the road network covered by the system will extend from 480 km to 710 km.

Al Tayer added that the project improved incident monitoring by 63 percent, reduced response times by 30 percent, improved traffic flow, increased traffic management efficiency and reduced travel times by 20 percent thanks to variable message signs (VMS).

The initial phase of the project included the addition of 116 traffic monitoring cameras (bringing the total to 311 cameras), the installation of 100 incident monitoring and vehicle counting devices (bringing the total to 227 devices), the installation of 112 variable message signs (VMS) which relay real-time information on road conditions, the installation of 115 travel time and speed measuring devices, the establishment of 17 stations meteorological sensors and the construction of 660 km of power lines and a fiber optic network with a total length of 820 km.

AI Technologies

The RTA manages traffic in the emirate through the Dubai Intelligent Traffic Systems Center in Al Barsha, one of the largest and most sophisticated traffic control centers in the world.

The facility uses innovative technologies and traffic management systems to respond to Dubai’s expansion and make it one of the world’s leading ITS cities, alongside Singapore and Seoul.

Dubai ITS Center has an integrated technology platform that uses artificial intelligence, big data, Internet of Things, advanced communication systems and various monitoring devices to provide intelligent services and gather insights important.

The center oversees Dubai’s road networks and maintains 100% connection with the traffic light control system.

It also has an advanced traffic control system called “iTraffic”, enhanced by AI technologies and big data analysis tools to assist in decision-making.

The center’s responsibilities include ensuring traffic flow, managing incidents and emergencies, monitoring operational systems and reporting malfunctions.


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