CTS is most commonly known for its fare collection systems, which includes London s Oyster card and New York s MetroCard, among others.

Microsoft s Azure cloud will supposedly allow CTS to analyze much more data in a shorter time period, leading to powerful solutions to congestion.

NextTraffic will be able to change traffic light changes, adjust speed limits, and potentially divert traffic to new routes.

This strategic relationship will be beneficial for both companies as we build on CTS expertise in payment and information systems for public transportation and traffic management and Microsoft s world-leading enterprise solutions.

Real-time data in transport a relatively new concept

CTS is a leader in transport systems, but the ability to change traffic systems in real-time is a relatively new idea.

Smart city transportation solutions have the potential to improve traffic patterns, reduce congestion, contribute to economic growth and revolutionize city planning, all while improving the quality of transportation around the city, said Toni Townes-Whitley, corporate vice president of worldwide public sector for Microsoft.

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