To analyse the problems in any major city in the world that does not face the pressure of long and continuous traffic jams.
A 55-year-old woman died at TayalGhar along the Tribhuvan Highway today as the ambulance that was ferrying her to Kathmandu from Bharatpur, Chitwan was trapped in traffic caused by road renovation efforts.
According to police, the ambulance carrying Rajani Chaudhary, who was referred to Kathmandu for treatment, was stuck in jams overnight along the Naubise-Nagdhunga road section and for four more hours at TayalGhar leading to her death at around 10:00 am.
Reaching medical help should have taken Mohammad Riazuddin around 10 minutes from his home in LalKuan in Old Delhi. Instead, the ambulance hurrying the 45-year-old who had suffered a heart attack on Saturday morning to hospital had its progress hampered by congestion. Even half an hour later, it had moved just around 100 metres. By the time, Riazuddin reached Bansal Hospital in HauzQazi a few kilometres from his home, an hour had elapsed — and he had breathed his last.
Because of this continuous traffic jams Ambulance can’t reach hospital in time.
Problems faced by public:
You should note that these signals may not be a solution to various problems that occur in road intersections. For instance, an unwarranted signal can affect the efficiency and safety of the traffic. This means that it can cause these disadvantages:
- Some drivers disobey these signals
- Increasing traffic congestion, air pollution, and fuel consumption
- Increase in use of less-adequate roads to avoid traffic signs
- Excessive delay due to time allocated by the traffic signals
Nowadays, you will find the traffic signs nearly everywhere. They have been found to be effective in certain areas where the traffic flow is quite heavy. For instance, you can see them in loading bays and site entrances.
Despite the advancements in technology and city management the problem persists even in the countries that boast of huge scientific advancements. The matter needs to be addressed at the earliest possible so that moving through the roads, especially during office hours and emergencies, becomes hassle free for all. Technology has built better roads, rails and operational advancements but it should focus more on how to avoid traffic jams altogether.
According to research, by the year 2032, nearly 61% of the world population will be in metropolitan areas.No matter what area you are living in, you will always meet traffic difficulties around the clock. And this problem grows even worse when the city’s population & the vehicles they own increase. Moreover, each country’s transportation method will become worse and also it will be really hard to find out the solution to this problem without taking support from smarter technology.The use of smart technology like Internet of Things (IoT) is gradually shifting from mobile applications that improve the quality of life to resolving problems that people suffer in their day-to-day lives. Now, let’s understand how IoT resolve the most common difficult problem of today’s world population- Traffic congestion.
Using IoT (Internet of Things) we can avoid some traffic problems and help the ambulance to reach hospital pressure free in traffic jams. IoT enabled ambulance can communicate with signals and traffic police before 1km that the ambulance crossing the road without driver or manual command. If the signal reach that ambulance want to cross the road in signals or in traffic jams , Driver get notified by the devices if the ambulance can travel in current route or change the route. This technology will play a big role to save lives. This IoT technology can also fix in all vehicles to avoid traffic jams and get traffic less route.
Internet of Things (IoT) is already helping and making our lives much better in various ways than we demanded. And this is just beginning. The true power of IoT in ensuring safe driving is yet to be revealed as vehicles step towards becoming completely automated and start communicating with things to make choices on their own.
BE Computer Science and Engineering
PSG College of Technology.