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Cyberview and VADS Lyfe shows results from Cyberjaya Smart Traffic System

By Azizul Rahman Ismail - on 6 Oct 2016, 5:52pm

Cyberview and VADS Lyfe shows results from Cyberjaya Smart Traffic System.

Datuk Faris Yahya, Managing Director of Cyberview Sdn Bhd.

Cyberview Sdn Bhd and VADS Lyfe Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Berhad today presented the results of its Smart Traffic Analytics and Recognition System after almost four months of testing.

An overview of Persiaran Multimedia.

The system, which was developed by VADS Lyfe was installed along the 3.5km stretch of Persiaran Multimedia, Cyberjaya. Using existing cameras, the system gives the existing traffic light at the eight intersections along the road the ability to adapt to traffic and alleviate congestion.

According to Cyberview, the waiting time for the traffic along Persiaran Multimedia was reduced by 65 percent. At peak hours, it would take approximately 32 minutes to drive from one end of the Persiaran Multimedia to the other, however, with the system, it took only eight to 11 minutes.

“The Smart Traffic Analytics and Recognition System that we are inaugurating today is just one of many future smart collaborations that we aim to undertake in the areas of infrastructure, environment, social, and economy within Cyberjaya. Through efforts such as the one we have today with VADS Lyfe, the tech innovation sandbox here will be further enriched with smart solutions benefiting our city population. Ultimately, We hope to see not only the people of Cyberjaya but also the broader population of Malaysians, enjoy cutting-edge smart city solutions developed and fine-tuned right here in Cyberjaya,” said Datuk Faris Yahya, Managing Director of Cyberview Sdn Bhd.

What makes this system special is that it is specifically designed to take full advantage of existing infrastructure and maximizing its value. The idea is to make full use of the cameras in place through Cyberjaya to not only alleviate traffic congestion, but for other purposes as well.

At the end of last year, Cyberview Sdn Bhd partnered with Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Intelsec Sdn Bhd, and secured a Smart City Catalyst funding from the Multimedia Development Corporation (now known as the Malaysia Digital Economy ) to implement a Smart Traffic Management System, or more commonly known as Smart Traffic Lights, in Cyberjaya. The first phase of the smart traffic management system project was said to take four months and was expected to start operating in April 2016.

When asked, Cyberview had no timeline in place for the future development of the system despite having a plan in mind. They also cited bureaucracy as one of the reasons for the delay.

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