Inspiration

In 2014, over 30,000 people were killed in traffic accidents across the United States. We want to change that. After seeing what we could do with Predix, it was only natural to build an application to assist people who share our vision.

What it does

Traffix shows key visualizations for city planners to manage traffic flow for both pedestrians and vehicles using a combination of heatmaps. In addition, it has the potential to allow photos to be taken of intersections should city planner want to understand why accidents occur in high traffic areas. Furthermore, it displays collected information about fatal accidents in the past decade of San Diego with important location information. With our powerful tool, city planners can decide whether or not to add additional warning signs, modify intersections, or lower speed limits to make their city a safer place.

Traffix provides a platform for leveraging Current’s intelligent cities infrastructure to save lives, build smarter cities, and streamline transportation. We have created a robust comprehensive proof of concept for what the industrial internet of things could mean for the city of the future.

How we built it

The Intelligent Environment Services of Traffic Planning, Pedestrian Planning, and Public Safety power Traffix, enabling the app to provide traffic flows and accident data. Furthermore, we used the Pitney Bowes GeoEnhance API to give city planners addresses of where fatal accidents have occurred in the past should they desire to visit the locations and deem if there are unsafe conditions. Lastly, we logged information of the website. Logging information can be found here: https://kibana-traffix-grandmotherly-novobiocin.run.aws-usw02-pr.ice.predix.io/#/dashboard/file/apps-logs.json.

Our website was constructed with PHP being used to access images via a proxy, HTML, CSS, jQuery, and Angular. For visualizations, we used Mapbox, Leaflet Heat, and ChartJS.

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