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Broward Will Use Artificial Intelligence To Improve Your Commute. Think Of It As The ‘County Brain.'

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Mike Stocker
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Sun Sentinel
Workers in Broward County's traffic control room can manually adjust signals to improve traffic flow, but new adaptive sensor technology being installed on county roads will be able to adjust traffic signals automatically based on demand.

With little room left to widen roads to reduce congestion, Broward County is turning to artificial intelligence to shorten commuter drive times.

The county is building a network of cameras and sensors on its roads that will quickly adjust signals to reduce delays as changing traffic patterns are detected.

It’s also feeding that intersection information — along with data from traffic apps like Waze and city information on road closures — into a “county brain.” That data repository will analyze what’s happening on the roads to help planners determine where turn-lane changes or other road projects could improve traffic flow.

Read more at the South Florida Sun Sentinel