In an effort to get a more comprehensive look at what is working well and what areas of opportunity exist, the city of Montreal is implementing a traffic monitoring system that utilizes Bluetooth technology installed in the cars of individuals.
Traffic monitoring firm Orange Traffic installed more than 100 sensors in the French Canadian city along the busiest roads. The sensors are synced to mobile Bluetooth signals, meaning the new system doesn't require any additional hardware to function. The sensors track many measurement points to gain a better sense of how traffic is moving. Montreal's Urban Mobility Management Center receives the data and its traffic management and urban planning teams use it to redesign intersections presenting problems and otherwise improve the mobility of streets.