Application of 5G IoT Router in Intelligent Traffic Management System

Most cities around the world today face the issues related with an ever increasing number of road traffic. This is because no doubt that those cities were planned keeping in mind the needs of the future, but the way we have adopted modern technology have made it necessary to revise the earlier forecasted figures of city management as against the available resources.

The issue of the increasing number of cars as against the availability of old infrastructure to handle it is one such drastic issue even advanced cities in today’s world are facing.

What is an intelligent traffic management system?

The ‘Intelligent Traffic Management System’ or (ITMS) is a technique that uses cloud computing and internet to solve many of the issues like increase in pollution levels from vehicles, traffic congestion, reducing the traffic jam wait times, suggesting alternative routes if the traffic flow on any one route becomes excessive, etc. faced by the traffic control authorities of some of the most advanced cities around the world.

Using intelligent traffic management systems is a core feature of all the smart cities that are being planned and built around the world.

Application of industrial routers in intelligent traffic management system

5G IoT router can serve a number of applications for outdoor use in intelligent traffic management systems (ITMS). 

1. Measuring average journey time

Calculating journey time between any two points on a road can serve as a basis to ascertain many other things. For example, the quality of the road, pollution transmission during the route, number of traffic jams and their reasons in each case, etc.

Certainly the cameras and any other devices used for this purpose would need to non-stop transfer this data to main servers for data recording and analyzing. All this is only possible by using 5G IoT routers for outdoor traffic monitoring.

2. Parking machines

Many parking machines today require the collection of data of the parked vehicle and then to send it to a server located elsewhere. Thus to make data transfer possible for such parking machines, 5G IoT routers are used.

3. Automatic number plate recognition

Reading the plate numbers of the parked or moving vehicles along the road by using systems like ‘Automatic Number Plate Recognition’ or ANPR is a feature of the intelligent traffic management system.

Also known as ‘Automatic License Plate Recognition’, this system requires an active internet connection and that too without any failures to record the data of the vehicles and send it to the main server for processing.

4. Variable message signs (VMS)

5G IoT routers are also used on ports and shipping sites for data communication to enable the essential recording, updating and maintaining of variable message signs (VMS) on trailers or gantry cranes.

Advantages of applying industrial routers in intelligent traffic management system

By using industrial 5G routers in intelligent traffic management systems, the following benefits can be derived.

    • Industrial 5G router provides the facility of fail-over connectivity. This means that if a wired connection with the industrial cellular router gets disconnected.
    • 5G IoT routers can save cost and can be perfect for installing even at remote locations for example bridges and highways cut through mountains and other difficult terrains; rather than using conventional broadband cables for establishing connections.
    • Industrial cellular routers can also be used in temporary locations along the road.
    • 5G IoT routers make it convenient to connect many different devices from a single router via a wired connection through Ethernet or via a wireless connection through Wi-Fi.


Robustel industrial 5G router solutions are available in various industries, including security, vending, retail, utilities, oil and gas, industrial production and automation, transportation, environmental services and health care. The industrial cellular routers by Robustel bring the next generation cellular connectivity to deploy high-speed IoT applications in compact industries and sectors such as intelligent traffic management systems.

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