ARTESP can now correlate road damage with accidents, gaining a better understanding of where to invest maintenance time and effort to produce the greatest impact on road management.
With standardized information from numerous state-wide sources available to analysts in near-real time, ARTESP can better identify traffic issues and collaborate with contractors on new road operations, enhancing traffic flow and safety for motorists. For peak times, such as holidays and festive seasons, which raise the likelihood of accidents, ARTESP now prepares contingency plans with its contractors based on standardized information. This planning helps to save lives.
“With IBM Intelligent Operations Center in place, we can now harness analytical insight to improve the overall safety and reliability of the roads in the state of São Paulo, while opening up a valuable new dialogue with our highway maintenance contractors,” says Giovanni Pengue Filho.
Sourcing data directly from sensors has dramatically improved the quality of information available to ARTESP and its partners, providing a better basis for decision-making as well as eliminating thousands of hours of human effort. Data can be analyzed in many ways, and tailor-made reports are produced in seconds rather than months, allowing ARTESP to prioritize and plan road maintenance and safety initiatives far more intelligently.
Repairs are tracked in real time, helping ARTESP to monitor contractors’ compliance with service level agreements and to address non-compliance swiftly, saving time and money. ARTESP is now developing its use of predictive analytics, looking back at the causes of accidents and delays in order to determine the likely future impact of current road surface and traffic conditions.
“The IBM solution has given us a smarter way to manage our infrastructure and understand how it affects the efficiency and safety of the state road network”, says Giovanni Pengue Filho. “As we gather more data, we are building up a rich store of information that will guide our future investment decisions and improve the way we manage future incidents on our roads.”
“Ultimately, the IBM solution is helping us to use public money more efficiently and to improve both the speed and safety of travel on the state road network.”
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