Miovision, a global company that develops traffic systems technology, has included Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity for its Scout Platform.

The new technology will enable traffic planners and engineers to access new tools and data types to make better decisions for the future of their communities.

Miovision CEO Kurtis McBride said: “Adding or widening roads is rarely the answer to traffic congestion.

"Reaching that goal doesn’t happen without the work of transportation planners and engineers, and those people need good data and the tools to analyse it at their fingertips."

"Cities are making smarter decisions to help people, whether they are drivers, cyclists, transit passengers or pedestrians, get from point A to point B quickly and safely.

“Reaching that goal doesn’t happen without the work of transportation planners and engineers, and those people need good data and the tools to analyse it at their fingertips.

"That’s where we come in.”

The company explained that its Scout Video Collection Unit is currently being used by 13,000 cities, counties and transportation agencies across the globe for collecting data on how roadways are used by vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

The new Scout Connected Adapter will provide IoT connectivity to the Scout Platform, which will allow data planners to connect to the Scout devices through cellular or WiFi networks.

With this new feature, traffic data can be directly imported into Miovision’s free cloud-based platform for organising, visualising and sharing data.

The platform also serves a data repository where planners can combine new data with previous information to collect new insights.

The Scout Connected Adapter includes several other features such as capturing MAC address signatures and timestamps from passing WiFi-enabled mobile devices, real-time data, and project planning.