The Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project is a nine-mile section of road in the Californian city.
“This project will not only modernise our traffic systems to make them more safe, but will also provide a more efficient driving experience for our community members by improving traffic flow,” said Fremont Mayor Lily Mei.
“Derq’s intersection analytics systems will help take this project to the next level as we continue our work to make Vision Zero a reality in Fremont. The data will supplement our existing efforts and give us the tools to take an increasingly proactive safety approach.” Derq’s primary responsibility involves enabling analytics systems at 37 Intersections along Fremont Boulevard to provide ongoing analysis from traffic intersection video sources of multimodal conflicts using artificial intelligence (AI).
Derq’s software will detect “near-miss” interactions at intersections and crosswalks and identify safety hot spots based on dangerous roadway behaviour - including red-light running, speeding, wrong-way driving and pedestrians crossing against a red light, as well as provide continuous classified counts and turning movement reports.
“We have worked extensively with various city and state governments to advance some of the largest and popularly-travelled corridors in the US,” said Karl Jeanbart, chief operating officer of Derq.
“We’re excited to bring our knowledge and experience to the Fremont Boulevard Safe and Smart Corridor Project so they remain one of the most advanced and safe roadways in the country.”
Joe Hoferer, CT’s vice president Western Region, says: “The Derq safety analytics platform is revolutionising how we study and understand safety and risks for vulnerable road users… the city is embarking on one of the most advanced Vision Zero-focused traffic projects in history.”