HIT has begun, since 2013, establishing a network of traffic detectors in the road network of Thessaloniki in cooperation with the city of Thessaloniki and the Region of Central Macedonia. The network comprises 39 roadside devices, installed at selected intersections throughout the road network of the city, some 40 i-travel detectors, many road impeded detectors and equipment on 500 taxis.
This network provides H.I.T. with the ability to analyze traffic and mobility patterns throughout the city and to provide real-time advanced traveler information services.
In addition, the network of detectors is used for the estimation of origin-destination matrices, in order to assist in the optimal planning of the city’s transportation system.
All this infrastructure will be enhanced and increased in the future by the addition of many more I.T.S. related devices so as to make Thessaloniki a “smart city” and create the “Thessaloniki living lab” idea in which the Institute will monitor the whole city traffic at its laboratory.