AI-based traffic management platform to aid in real-time, automated incident identification, crash prediction and forecasting
COLUMBIA, MD / ACCESSWIRE / September 9, 2021 / Rekor Systems, Inc, (NASDAQ:REKR) (“Rekor” or the “Company”), a global AI technology company with a mission to provide intelligent infrastructure and insights that build safer, smarter and more efficient cities around the world, today announced that its Waycare Technologies subsidiary has been selected by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) for a pilot program to help reduce congestion and collisions in the Baton Rouge area and promote speed harmonization for a safer driver experience. The initial deployment, which kicked off July 15, 2021, focuses on some of the region’s most dangerous sections of highway: Interstate 10 (“I-10”) and Interstate 12 (“I-12”).
“Rekor has seen a sharp increase in demand from government agencies for real-time, AI driven insights from roadways,” said Robert Berman, president and CEO, Rekor. “The actionable insights derived from this platform, enables a broad set of applications for regional and state government departments and agencies to build smarter and safer cities. From traffic management and public safety to smart parking and citizen experience, Rekor is helping our government customers meet their respective missions.”
The Company will use its powerful AI algorithms and machine learning to analyze large data sets from various Louisiana agency sources as well as mobile apps, connected vehicles, and third-party systems to produce actionable traffic safety insights. To aid in this real-time, automated incident identification, crash prediction and forecasting, the company’s all-in-one traffic management platform has been integrated into LaDOTD’s Traffic Management Center (TMC) and Motorist Assist Patrol (MAP), providing the agency with collaborative tools for more efficient responses and planning. This application is a model for Rekor’s expanded focus on providing government customers with intelligent infrastructure and insights to build smarter, safer cities.
LaDOTD Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson said of the program, “We are thrilled to kick off our deployment to investigate approaches to alleviating traffic congestion and improving road safety, especially on critical traffic corridors like I-10 and I-12. This deployment is designed to help improve driver commutes and reduce incidents, all the while bringing cutting-edge technology into the fold.”
As a result of the company’s numerous connected vehicle partnerships, LaDOTD will gain access to useful insights into driver behaviors and road incidents. With planned construction imminent along the I-10 and I-12 corridors, the pilot program will serve as a useful test to see how such technology can support travel demand management in the region. The pilot program is a typical first step for states to apply lessons learned before moving to a broader deployment.
“In just one month, we’re already integrating deidentified data from almost 14% of vehicles driving in the state of Louisiana,” said Paul-Matthew Zamsky, Strategic Partnerships, Rekor. “We are helping to increase LaDOTD’s roadway visibility by connecting to infrastructure to help manage transportation and communicate better in real-time.”
Phillipsburg police are searching for a 35-year-old town man who was driving a stolen car on Aug. 17 that held more than a half-ounce of heroin and more than an ounce of methamphetamine, the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office reports.
Jonathon Hornbaker, of the first block of Bullman Street, was pulled over Aug. 17 on a traffic violation, Prosecutor Jim Pfeiffer said in a news release. Further investigation revealed the status of the vehicle and the drugs, Pfeiffer said.
Two sets of charges were filed against Hornbaker, who is not in custody, Pfeiffer said.
On Aug. 17, Hornbaker was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, one count of receiving stolen property and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, Pfeiffer said.
On Friday, Hornbaker was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, one charge each for the heroin and the meth, Pfeiffer said.
Police also recovered 21 suspected ecstasy pills, a quarter pound of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $1,520 in cash, Pfeiffer said.
A warrant was issued for Hornbaker’s arrest, Pfeiffer said.
It was not clear if Hornbaker has an attorney. A phone number tied to his current address wasn’t immediately available.
FIRES. ALRIGHT KATIE. THANK YOU BREAKING NEWS FROM OVERNIGHT IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI POLICE SHOT AT A PERSON DURING A TRAFFIC STOP IN THE NORTHEAST SIDE OF TOWN. THIS HAPPENED JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT NEAR INDEPENDENCE AVENUE AND EWING POLICE TRIED TO LLPU OVER A CAR THERE, BUT THAT VEHICLE APPROACHED OFFICERS DROVE TOWARD THEM AND THEY SHOT AT IT THE CAR THEN DROVE OFFPSTO WINCHESTER THE MAN INSIDE GOT OUT AND RAN AFTER A SHORT CHASE POLICE DID TAKE HIM INTO CUSTODY EMS ALSO RESPONDED FATHER THAT THAT MAN WASOT N HIT BY GUNFIRE OR OTHERWISE INJURED. AND RELEASED HIM BACK INTO POLICE CUSTODY DETECTIVES ARE NOW INVESTIGATING THE M
Kansas City police say officers shot at man when vehicle continued to approach them during traffic stop
Updated: 7:39 AM CDT Jul 18, 2021
The Kansas City Police Department said officers shot at a man when a vehicle continued to approach them during a traffic stop early Sunday morning on the city’s northeast side.KCPD said the incident happened just after midnight Sunday morning near Independence and Ewing avenues. Police said they tried to pull over a car, but the vehicle approached officers, and then they shot at it.Police said the car drove off, stopping near 12th Street and Winchester Avenue, when the man inside got out and ran.After a short chase, police said they took the man into custody. EMS responded to the scene, found the man was not hit by gunfire or injured, and then released him back into police custody.Detectives are investigating the moments that led up to officers firing their weapons.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. —
The Kansas City Police Department said officers shot at a man when a vehicle continued to approach them during a traffic stop early Sunday morning on the city’s northeast side.
KCPD said the incident happened just after midnight Sunday morning near Independence and Ewing avenues. Police said they tried to pull over a car, but the vehicle approached officers, and then they shot at it.
Police said the car drove off, stopping near 12th Street and Winchester Avenue, when the man inside got out and ran.
After a short chase, police said they took the man into custody. EMS responded to the scene, found the man was not hit by gunfire or injured, and then released him back into police custody.
Detectives are investigating the moments that led up to officers firing their weapons.
MORGAN COUNTY, Utah — A Utah Highway Patrol official says an investigation is underway after video shows one of its patrol cars driving into traffic.
The incident occurred over the holiday weekend on Trapper’s Loop in Morgan County.
In dashcam video posted to Facebook by Derek Wolthoff, a trooper is seen slowing down and slightly moving to their right in order to turn on the road. However, the UHP vehicle immediately begins the left turn without checking first on the traffic moving in the same direction.
The vehicle behind the trooper, presumably driven by Wolthoff, smashed into the UHP car, which then forces a pickup truck hauling a boat to swerve off the road and jackknife into a road barrier.
Following the accident, UHP posted a warning on its Facebook page for drivers to slow down and heed emergency lights, but Wolthoff’s video appears to show no time for him, or anyone else, to slow before the trooper made their turn.
“So grateful for all of my race experience to save our lives. It happens in a blink of an eye. Everyone walked away without injury. I literally have no idea what that officer was thinking,” wrote Wolthoff.
A UHP spokesperson told FOX 13 that an outside agency is investigating the incident while they also perform their own internal review.
(A previous version of this story referenced a social media post that was inadvertently attributed to the Utah Highway Patrol, when it was, in fact, posted by the Mountain Green Fire Protection District. That post was the one that has been removed.)
the boy’s name is Xavier and he decided to come on the Southeast expressway in Milton. A few weeks early. A few weeks and a few exits early firefighter john Wells holding baby Xavier earlier this afternoon, Just minutes after he was born, Stoughton family stuck in traffic on 93 northbound on the way to the hospital. It’s a lot of chaos on the expressway, especially on a day to day, won’t have a lot of traffic logistically getting ambulances out to the highway can be busy, it can take some time. The couple made the decision to pull over shortly after dad delivered the baby on his own in the breakdown lane before emergency crews arrived as a parent, I think any parent just wants to know uh the baby’s healthy and that moms healthy so that’s the end result. You know, we got what we needed. Then an ambulance from South Shore Hospital happened to be driving by and helped with cutting and clamping the umbilical cord. Firefighters then brought the baby to a brewster ambulance, which was also nearby. Then loaded Mom on the stretcher, taking them both to Beth Israel deaconess Medical Center thumbs up in a pat on the back. For dad for a job well done all around. It was mom’s third. But for the dad, having a boy on Father’s Day weekends, pretty cool again. Mom and the baby are said to be doing just fine tonight. We’re in Longwood. I’m Peter Iliopoulos, WCVB News Center Five. Okay.
Family hits Boston traffic, baby born inside vehicle on Southeast Expressway
Updated: 10:28 PM EDT Jun 17, 2021
A Massachusetts mother and baby were resting comfortably Thursday night at a Boston area hospital, after the infant’s mother gave birth on the Southeast Expressway earlier in the day. We’re told the baby’s father delivered the infant inside their vehicle, which pulled into the breakdown lane near Exit 11 in Milton Thursday morning. The family said Baby Zavier was due in July, but his mother went into labor early at their Stoughton home and the family got stuck in traffic on their way to the hospital. “He decided to come on the Southeast Expressway in Milton a few weeks early,” firefighter John Wells, who met the family along the side of the highway, said. Wells said baby Zavier was crying, had good colors and appeared healthy.”It was mom’s third, but for the dad having a boy on Father’s Day weekend, that’s pretty cool,” Wells said. An ambulance arrived at the scene a short time later and brought both mom and baby Zavier to Beth Israel Medical Center in Boston, where both were doing well Thursday night.
MILTON, Mass. —
A Massachusetts mother and baby were resting comfortably Thursday night at a Boston area hospital, after the infant’s mother gave birth on the Southeast Expressway earlier in the day.
We’re told the baby’s father delivered the infant inside their vehicle, which pulled into the breakdown lane near Exit
HIGHWAYS ACROSS THE STATE ARE UP TO SPEED. ACCORDING TO TRAFFIC DATA OBTAINED BY WMUR, MORE CARS ARE BACK ON THE ROAD AFTER A DRAMATIC DROP LAST MONTH. THE DATA FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION SHOWS THAT TRAFFIC BEGAN TO DECREASE THE WEEK OF MARCH 15 AND THAT TREND CONTINUED TO THE WEEK OF APRIL 5. BUT BY THE WEEK OF APRIL 12, NUMBERS BEGAN TO RISE AND HAVEN’T STOPPED SINCE THEN. THE OVERALL NUMBERS ARE STILL DOWN MORE THAN HALF COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR. ERIN: FEWER AND FEWER PEOPLE ARE TAKING FLIGHTS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC. PASSENGER TRAFFIC AT NEW HAMPSHIRE’S BIGGEST AIRPORT DROPPED 52% LAST MONTH. MANCHESTER-BOSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT HAD NEARLY 69,000 TRAVELERS IN MARCH. THAT’S COMPARED TO OVER 143,000 A YEAR AGO. AIRPORT OFFICIALS PREDICT THAT APRIL’S DROP COULD BE AROUND
Data shows vehicle traffic in NH gradually rising, still down sharply from 2019
Airport traffic down 52% in March
Updated: 9:51 AM EDT Apr 29, 2020
According to traffic data obtained by WMUR, more cars are back on the road after a dramatic drop last month.>> Download the free WMUR appThe data from the state Department of Transportation shows that traffic began to decrease the week of March 15 and that trend continued to the week of April 5.But by the week of April 12, numbers began to rise and haven’t stopped since then.>> Coronavirus in NH: Important informationNumbers of vehicles per week in 2020 (in parentheses, see 2019 data during same time frame):Week of March 22: 1,351,693 (2019: 2,208,829)Week of March 29: 1,036,864 (2019: 2,195,800)Week of April 5: 933,809 (2019: 2,200,085)Week of April 12: 936,766 (2019: 2,209,675)Week of April 19: 988,442 (2019: 2,296,125)Week of April 26: 1,066,897 (2019: 2,212,678)The overall numbers are still down more than half compared to this time last year.>> Latest coronavirus coverage from WMURAlso, fewer and fewer people are taking flights because of the pandemic. Passenger traffic at New Hampshire’s biggest airport dropped 52% last month.Manchester-Boston Regional Airport had nearly 69,000 travelers in March, which is compared to more than 143,000 a year ago.Airport officials predict that April’s drop could be around 95%.Visit this link to see a town-by-town map showing the number of cases in each community.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
MANCHESTER, N.H. —
According to traffic data obtained by WMUR, more cars are back on the road after a dramatic drop last month.
>> Download the free WMUR app
The data from the state Department of Transportation shows that traffic began to decrease the week of March 15 and that trend continued to the week of April 5.
But by the week of April 12, numbers began to rise and haven’t stopped since then.
>> Coronavirus in NH: Important information
Numbers of vehicles per week in 2020 (in parentheses, see 2019 data during same time frame):