Smart Shipping traffic

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By measuring canal traffic, we can avoid traffic jams on waterways

Case study

What is the goal of the project?

Vicrea Solutions has developed a wireless sensor network with Libelium technology to manage canals traffic in the Netherlands by controlling the flow of boats. The goal is to predict touristic boats so bridges can open at more planned times and prevent traffic jams on roads or at waterways.

What is the result of the project?

Reduce costs in an innovative sensor chain that measures all boats, so also boats without AIS signals.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

Province of Zuid Holland, Vicrea and Libelium.

What is the next step?

The project and sensors are removed in 2017.

What can other cities learn from your project?

Provinces have a better measure of touristic boats day and night. No students are needed to count boats.