Axilion urban digital twin pilot in Jerusalem

  • June 20, 2022
  • William Payne

Israeli AI firm Axilion has successfully completed a pilot of its X Way Twin traffic monitoring and modelling system in Jerusalem. The company has presented the city authorities with a calibrated simulation of traffic lights along Rabin Blvd in central Jerusalem during the morning hours. The modelling demonstrated a real-time reduction in traffic congestion and pollution along one of the busiest roads in the city.

Following the pilot’s success, and after an in-depth review by the City of Jerusalem of the scientific quality of the results and the possibility and economic merit of deploying sensors of a single supplier, Axilion will continue the collaboration once the City installs advanced sensors across the city for information and data collection which will enable the full implementation of the X Way system’s capabilities in Jerusalem.

According to the company, its Jerusalem pilot has helped verify the X Way Twin technology. Axilion sees it as another step towards implementation of more significant commercial pilots in the US market which it views as the largest and most advanced global market technologically and commercially.

Axilion provides software-based urban infrastructure and algorithms for traffic light systems, and gives them the ability to “communicate” in order to create green wave traffic along city routes, prioritise public transportation at traffic lights, and develop an AI-based infrastructure to manage traffic lights as a dynamic, synchronised, and adapted network which regulates traffic to the variety of means of transportation in the city, including connected and autonomous vehicles.

The company’s technologies include digital twin technology designed to make it possible to monitor traffic patterns in real time, implement the programs for traffic lights along a route, and simulate vehicle traffic, as well as AI technology and reinforcement learning technology.