NTT DataÂ and the government of Austin intend to collaborate on a pilot project aimed at deploying connected devices for use in traffic pattern analysis within Texas' capital city.
The company said Wednesday it seeks to help the Austin Transportation DepartmentÂ monitor downtown traffic challenges with the use of internet of things platforms, modular data center infrastructure and the Accelerate Smart data suite as part of a smart cityÂ pilot program.
Akira Shimada, senior executive vice president atÂ NTT, said the company's technology will work to support the city'sÂ pedestrian safety goals andÂ innovation efforts.
The possible collaboration will work to gather mobility and traffic data through wrong-way driving cases, vehicle classification and counting approaches.
Global NTT operating businesses developed theÂ Accelerate Smart platform through a joint initiative. The system is based on the company'sÂ innovative Cognitive Foundation and uses hyperconverged infrastructure,Â IoT gateways and predictive analytics-drivenÂ virtualization software.