Bear Systems is building on its next generation cybersecurity platform to provide a range of SIMPLE (Secure Integrated ML Platform Leveraging Expertise) solutions for the world’s most pressing needs. This blog entry is one of a series of introductions showing how Bear can provide a SIMPLE solution for specific vertical challenges.
I have already written about SIMPLE AV with a focus on protecting autonomous vehicles and how that system can enable traffic control. This post is going to extend that example into a more robust car-focused system. That stated, the same approach can be used to control flights, boats, trains, and so forth.
The key for transportation to is actively predict impending issues and work around them. To this end, everything from traffic lights, to on/off ramping, to speed limits are used to modulate traffic. While this sounds amazing, the reality is that most lights statically run one routine over and over based on the time of day, incoming and outbound traffic are studied annually at best, and nobody really understands when or how speed limits are set.
The promise of autonomous vehicle control sounds amazing, but we have yet to conquer basic traffic flows and most of that is due to limits in communication. If a traffic controller was able to sit at each traffic light and use their domain expertise, then that controller could readily take traffic flow into account and quickly change lights at the best possible times. While that light would work better, the lights a mile in either direction would also need that same expert, or nothing really changes. This is how it is in the rich neighborhoods <grin>…just kidding…too soon?
Traffic control centers rarely make any real time modifications given the overall complexity and thus traffic jams continue to happen and, even your autonomous car, will be stuck for hours (here’s looking at you Washington DC).
SIMPLE Transportation provides a solution for these nightmares by placing small points of intelligence at key junctions on each road. Traffic lights become smarter, on/off ramping is autonomously controlled, and speed is regulated to ensures seamless merging of multiple roads. SIMPLE Transportation takes that Domain Expertise and leverages it to build streamlines traffic profiles that are optimized and enhanced through Deep Learning over time.
There is obviously more, much more, to our SIMPLE Transportation solution and, if you are interested, please contact us to learn more!