Bucheon City

A Korean city is using intelligent video analytics to provide real-time traffic information to drivers, conduct traffic surveillance and improve city roads

Published on 03-Aug-2011

Validated on 17 Dec 2013

Customer:
Bucheon City

Industry:
Government

Deployment country:
Korea - Republic of

Solution:
Selected Business Solution (sBS), BA - Risk Analytics, Smarter Planet

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Cities, Smarter Government, Smarter Traffic

IBM Business Partner:
Ilgun Infra Co. Ltd. , Win4Net

Overview

Located at the crossroads of Seoul and Incheon in the western part of Korea, Bucheon City is an attractive and bustling area that promotes itself as the cultural hub of metropolitan Seoul. Encompassing approximately 20.6 square miles, Bucheon City is home to nearly 900,000 people, four major institutions of higher education, a symphony orchestra and several notable public gardens that host annual festivals.

Business need:
Bucheon City lacked the insight it needed to reduce traffic congestion and minimize emergency response times for traffic incidents. Traffic data from its existing solution was highly inaccurate (≤ 50%). For areas where a vehicle detection monitor was not installed, the city was monitoring traffic flow and counting manually from closed circuit television video, a time-consuming task that often resulted in inaccurate and unreliable traffic data. Without a better traffic monitoring system, the city struggled to reduce congestion, manage urban traffic and meet the needs of its citizens.

Solution:
Population growth is straining the transportation infrastructure and roadways of urban areas across the globe. To overcome this problem, Bucheon City implemented a solution that provides real-time traffic information and alerts to help drivers avoid congestion, and enables the city to better understand traffic flow and improve roadways to meet driver needs. Eliminating manual processes, the solution collects and analyzes traffic volume data and measures average traffic speed to provide accurate, meaningful information to drivers.

Benefits:
· Increased accuracy of traffic volume data from 50 percent (or less) to 90 percent, ensuring that drivers receive more accurate reports on traffic tie-ups, suggested route changes, etc. · Increased speed of collecting traffic data by over 1,200 percent, enabling the city to deliver traffic information to drivers, law enforcement and emergency responders in real time · Saved on costs by using existing closed circuit television video without the need for installing an additional vehicle detection system · Reduced labor costs for manually monitoring traffic volume and counting vehicles

Case Study

Located at the crossroads of Seoul and Incheon in the western part of Korea, Bucheon City is an attractive and bustling area that promotes itself as the cultural hub of metropolitan Seoul. Encompassing approximately 20.6 square miles, Bucheon City is home to nearly 900,000 people, four major institutions of higher education, a symphony orchestra and several notable public gardens that host annual festivals.

The Opportunity
Bucheon City lacked the insight it needed to reduce traffic congestion and minimize emergency response times for traffic incidents. Traffic data from its existing solution was highly inaccurate (≤ 50%). For areas where a vehicle detection monitor was not installed, the city was monitoring traffic flow and counting manually from closed circuit television video, a time-consuming task that often resulted in inaccurate and unreliable traffic data. Without a better traffic monitoring system, the city struggled to reduce congestion, manage urban traffic and meet the needs of its citizens.

What Makes It Smarter
Population growth is straining the transportation infrastructure and roadways of urban areas across the globe. To overcome this problem, Bucheon City implemented a solution that provides real-time traffic information and alerts to help drivers avoid congestion, and enables the city to better understand traffic flow and improve roadways to meet driver needs. Eliminating manual processes, the solution collects and analyzes traffic volume data and measures average traffic speed to provide accurate, meaningful information to drivers. Using intelligent video analytics, the solution detects traffic accidents and other unusual activity on the roadways and alerts the city’s command center so emergency responders can be quickly dispatched to the site. In addition, the solution aids traffic surveillance by providing forensic search capabilities that allow investigators to quickly search videos and find evidence of unusual or criminal activity.

Real Business Results
· Increased accuracy of traffic volume data from 50 percent (or less) to 90 percent, ensuring that drivers receive more accurate reports on traffic tie-ups, suggested route changes, etc.
· Increased speed of collecting traffic data by over 1,200 percent, enabling the city to deliver traffic information to drivers, law enforcement and emergency responders in real time
· Saved on costs by using existing closed circuit television video without the need for installing an additional vehicle detection system
· Reduced labor costs for manually monitoring traffic volume and counting vehicles

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner. Visit us at: ibm.com/government
To learn more about Bucheon City visit: http://www.bucheon.go.kr/en

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware:
System x: System x running Windows, System x: System x3650 M3

Software:
WebSphere MQ, WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment

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