The Project Goal
Improving the Flow of Traffic on Hamburg's Roads
iPlanB stands for "Interactive Big Data Analyses for Planning Construction Measures". The aim of the project is to improve the flow of traffic on Hamburg's roads. To achieve this goal, which is so important for the city and its population, iPlanB first collects extensive historical and live data that influence traffic. The data is then analysed using Big Data approaches and correlations between the factors influencing congestion are worked out.
The analysis of historical data is intended to identify weaknesses in planning. This knowledge helps planners to learn from past mistakes for the future. iPlanB will also use machine learning to develop forecasts and hints for planners in order to identify possible planning errors at an early stage. This can reduce congestion and improve the flow of traffic in Hamburg.