Westwood One said its Metro Traffic division went live with a national traffic video network from TrafficLand. This gives its traffic reporters access to 5,000 live video cameras from the video aggregator.
The TrafficLand Video Distribution System is now in use at Metro Traffic Operations Centers; it aggregates video from state and local transportation department cameras around the country. “The system was originally designed for DOT personnel to monitor traffic flow and first responders to increase incident awareness and response effectiveness,” according to the announcement from Westwood One and TrafficLand. “By aggregating video from over 5,000 cameras, Metro Traffic reporters can track roadways simultaneously in their markets. They can also create ‘video catalogs’ of the most highly traveled routes and monitor them at peak traffic times to give commuters the best, most up-to-date information about how to avoid traffic problems.”