Specializing in traffic disruption and mapping technologies, Software company one.network is launching in the U.S. The traffic management platform is already in use by more than 95% of road agencies in the United Kingdom, as well as most major utility companies, road contractors, and event organizers.
The one.network platform helps road agencies, departments of transportation, utility companies, event organizers, and public works plan, monitor, and communicate critical details about all forms of road and highway interruptions that create traffic in real time.
Until now, U.S. road agencies have lacked interagency communication and visibility when it comes to road construction and traffic interruptions. Road construction information has typically been siloed in hundreds of road agency databases. As a result, coordination between authorities has often been lacking and communication of upcoming closures and disruptions to GPS services has been poor or limited to a single provider. one.network changes all that by gathering local data and transmitting live road closure data to GPS systems in real time.
The one.network platform helps road agencies coordinate—and even collaborate on—their infrastructure projects while reporting traffic interruptions directly to the commuters on the road. From road closures and detours to public events and political demonstrations, one.network allows road agencies to communicate any potential transportation issues quickly and easily to other agencies as well as the general public via the web, social media, and all major GPS services.
“This is an unprecedented time of change for U.S. roadways. As we face a new world of driverless truck commerce and vehicles, as well as a new wave of infrastructure projects affecting the highway system, road officials, and road agencies nationwide have a greater need for interagency communication and collaboration,” said one.network’s CEO, James Harris. “one.network delivers a critical toolkit that will facilitate road agencies in the coordination and communication of road network disruptions and address this new set of traffic challenges.”
While some navigation apps rely on the public’s input for their traffic guidance, one.network coordinates with the agencies undertaking construction work or managing special events to paint a more accurate picture of road closures and interruptions before they occur. The platform gives road agencies, logistic companies, and commuters near-term data on planned road closures.
one.network can also serve as an out-of-the-box solution for Departments of Transportation to comply with the federal Work Zone Data Initiative (WDZI), created to facilitate easier sharing of work zone activities.
The cloud-hosted SaaS platform enables road agencies, utility companies, and other roadway stakeholders to share information about planned interruptions, plan and implement traffic management interventions, and communicate with road users in real-time through channels ranging from social media to GPS guidance apps.