We all know the feeling of frustration caused by rush-hour traffic – waiting at a red light, inching forward to the next stop, and repeating the process over and over. However, when viewed from an environmental perspective, this daily inconvenience takes on a much more alarming dimension due to the greenhouse gas emissions it generates. According to the UN Environment Programme, cities are responsible for a significant proportion of global carbon dioxide emissions, with transportation and buildings being the primary culprits.
Reducing traffic congestion, improving safety on the streets, and cutting vehicle emissions are the main goals of Miovision, a Kitchener-based cleantech company. Their suite of scalable, intelligent transportation solutions is being used by nearly 1,500 customers in over 60 countries, and finding ways to lower pollution levels has become an essential part of their success. This is particularly important as cities and countries worldwide strive to meet their emissions reduction targets.