Vision Zero Solutions
Committed to ending fatalities on American roads
In 2022, 42,795 people were killed in crashes on American roads. The previous year, 42,939 died, suggesting that for all the promises, society made no progress in reducing the unacceptable tragedy of roadway fatalities. But what if one year, everyone who left their driveway in the morning made it home safely? What if we could reduce the number to Zero? At Yunex Traffic, we believe it can happen.
Protecting the most vulnerable
As one of very few traffic management companies still investing in research and development, we’ve built our entire Yutraffic suite of solutions with the goals of Vision Zero in mind, and the first stop on the road to improved safety is changing the century old mindset that traffic deaths are inevitable. We know they’re preventable. Traditional thought suggests that saving lives is expensive, time-consuming and risky. We know that with ingenuity, data, and smartly designed tools, preventing deaths can be affordable, simple and most importantly, possible.
The goal of the Vision Zero Network campaign is to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Vision Zero began in Sweden in the 1990s and has seen success in Europe through steady focus and safety deployments. Now, the concept is gaining momentum in the United States.
At Yunex Traffic, we’re thinking outside the box, by thinking about interactions outside the vehicle. While most solutions focus on protecting drivers and passengers, we’re extremely committed to protecting vulnerable road users. That’s crucial because in the first 9 months of 2022, pedestrian fatalities increased by 2% and cyclist deaths by 8%. In fact, the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projected that more than 7,500 pedestrians we’re killed that year, making it the most lethal year for pedestrian deaths in the U.S. since 1981.
Solutions that take the initiative
Put safety information in the hands of all road users
As the creator of world’s most deployed connected vehicle Roadside Units (RSUs), we’re working to reduce these trends by putting immediate safety information in the hands of both the driver and the vulnerable road user. It’s the next big step to achieving Vision Zero goals. By integrating our powerful RSU2X models with Bosch video sensors, agencies can now detect pedestrians and cyclists, identify potential collisions, and deliver warnings directly into connected vehicles. But it’s not just about the technology, it’s also about the strategy of how to use it.
Safety begins at the intersection
The FHWA estimates that one-third of all intersection fatalities occur at traffic signal locations. We know actionable data is key to reducing crashes, and our new Yutraffic Blade traffic control platform is designed to produce comprehensive intersection analytics while running an endless number of third-party safety applications. It’s the most advanced traffic controller in history, and by adding as many detectors as necessary without any additional hardware, it can cost effectively play a significant role in not only identifying problems, but also creating safety strategies to reach your vision zero goals.
Prediction is the key to prevention
With Yutraffic Insights, you can analyze all of your intersections to identify problem areas that may be creating a domino effect of additional accidents and traffic conflicts during high volume and off-peak times. Using AI and Machine learning, Yutraffic Insights will actually help you predict and optimize your signal timing to alleviate congestion that is contributing to secondary accidents and acts of frustration like speeding to beat the light, and often running it.
Time to take a stand
At Yunex Traffic we’re ready to do our part to support the goals of Vision Zero Network, to build momentum and advance Vision Zero in communities across the U.S.. We believe it’s time for agencies, vendors, non-profits and engineering firms to devote more resources and time to achieving Vision Zero goals. The technology exists today to advance an overwhelming amount of existing roadway safety issues, but the industry must have the will to implement it. It’s an easy choice, because saving lives will help solve other issues like congestion and emissions at the same time. By joining together the industry can work toward the vision of eliminating of traffic fatalities forever, and increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.