Building a smart traffic system

Traffic solution: Kenny Tan, general manager of Alibaba Cloud, presenting the smart traffic solution at the showcase.

MALAYSIA’S smart traffic system controller Sena Traffic Systems (Sena) will be collaborating with Alibaba Cloud to build a smart traffic management system in Malaysia.

Utilising cloud empowered smart technologies, the system will digitally transform the traffic management infrastructure in the city and has the potential to reduce travel time by 12%, says Alibaba.

Alibaba Cloud will provide its City Brain solution, cloud computing resources and talent development programmes through the collaboration. Meanwhile, Sena will be responsible for the design and development of traffic light systems, and implementation of its patented algorithm for the city traffic light system.

“The smart traffic solution will constantly learn and adapt to changing traffic environments, making the traffic management system a smart learning platform and no longer just an analytic tool,

“The smart traffic solution and technology have the potential to improve traffic situation not just in Malaysia, but also in the Asean region. We will continue to empower all Malaysian stakeholders, in both the public and private sectors, with cloud-empowered technology to enhance efficiency, advance innovation and succeed in the digital age. Through this collaboration, Alibaba Cloud and Sena will also share the best practice with other regional partners,” says Selina Yuan, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International.

At the announcement of the collaboration, the companies showcased the capabilities that are essential for traffic management, including incident detection, congestion detection, vehicle counting, vehicle classification, traffic light optimisation and traffic simulation.

“Sena built Malaysia’s first smart traffic lights system and operated our smart traffic R&D lab. With our collaboration with Alibaba Cloud, Sena will have an even better and more complete solution to solve traffic congestion in urban landscapes.

“We are eager to move rapidly beyond our current development plans for smart traffic and are already looking at exploring developments in several intelligent digital platforms for urban management systems such as street furniture controllers, IoT and smart city enterprise management together with Alibaba Cloud,” says Sena managing director Datuk Tan Boon Hock.

The collaboration represents the latest initiative by Alibaba Cloud to continue to empower local technology partners in Malaysia. Alibaba Cloud set up its first local data centre in Malaysia in 2017 to provide enterprises and SMEs a local choice to build their businesses and run their applications on a secure cloud platform. To further support Malaysian enterprises, Alibaba Cloud set up its second local data centre and its first cloud based Anti-DDoS Scrubbing Center in Malaysia last year to offer customers protection against DDoS attacks and further enhances the infrastructure needed to support Malaysia’s digital economy.

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