"Smart" traffic lights, which will be able to distinguish various vehicles in the stream and give some of them priority, will be installed in London.
An intellectual system will appear in Milton Keynes and will consist of 2500 cameras, which will be located along the roadsides. They will scan the stream of vehicles and detect different types of transport. If there is a large number of buses in the stream, ambulance or bicyclists, the system will give them priority by increasing the time of the green traffic light signal.
According to the developers of Vivacity Labs, their project will help reduce congestion, skipping the "turn right" phase (if there are no cars that are going to make such maneuver).
At the first stage of the project, which costs 3 million pounds sterling, the cameras will be installed on an area of 50 square miles about. At first, they will be forming a "live" map of traffic jams and free parking spaces. Then, relying on artificial intellect, the system will be able to start performing its basic function.
The beginning of the project is scheduled for September this year.