The aim of the contract – following a public invitation to tender - is to supply real-time speed data derived from the GPS location of vehicles travelling on the road network managed by DiRIF - Direction des Routes d'Île-de-France - as well as on certain sections of the Île-de-France region's main road network. The provided data complements and enriches the traffic data available to DiRIF, based on their own detectors.
The Paris metropolitan area has 1,300km of highways that are used by more than four million travellers/day. To address numerous bottlenecks and traffic challenges and provide traffic information to road users, DiRIF is offering the online platform sytadin.fr. To further improve the quality of their traffic information and effectively monitor the main road network, DiRIF uses real-time data analytics powered by PTV technology.
DiRIF gathers floating car data (FCD) sourced from TomTom, a Dutch multinational developer of location technology that released its first satellite navigation system in 2004. The data is used by PTV’s real-time software to generate highly accurate real-time information in a four-step process that seamlessly integrates with DiRIF's traffic platform, Sytadin. PTV says that its comprehensive solution significantly enhances the reliability of live traffic updates, allowing DiRIF to inform road users about current traffic conditions, congestion and road closures across the entire Paris metropolitan region.
This is especially important in light of upcoming major international events such as next month’s 2023 Rugby World Cup and the Olympic games next year.
PTV's solution equips DiRIF with the tools to handle the increased demands on the road network effectively, said Frédéric Reutenauer, vice president the Southern Europe region for PTV Group, which is part of Umovity. “Precise data not only reduces delays and enhances safety but also improves the overall efficiency of the transportation system."