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FDOT Seeks Vendor for Digital Analytics Notification System

If selected by the Florida Department of Transportation, the chosen vendor would provide the agency’s fifth district with a “Digital Analytics Notification for Incident and Event Localization” system to enhance traffic monitoring.

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a “Digital Analytics Notification for Incident and Event Localization” (DANIEL) system to enhance traffic monitoring and improve incident response for the agency’s fifth district.

According to FDOT’s website, District Five covers nine counties served by five transit authorities, five rail lines, one deep-water port, 25 public-use and 135 private-use airports, and Space Florida, which operates the Shuttle Landing Facility at Kennedy Space Center.

Currently, the district “relies on manual observations of deployed intelligent transportation system equipment, such as closed-circuit television cameras, to manage traffic operations and incidents,” the RFP states. These methods tend to be “limited by the capabilities of human perception resulting in delay and errors in identifying and responding to primary incidents.”

As a result, the district is looking to use DANIEL to enhance traffic monitoring and improve incident response through automated perception, data analysis algorithms and machine vision. Specific vendor requirements for the system include:

  • Supplying a computer vision analytic detection and alerting service that can be operated from the department’s Regional Traffic Management Center 
  • Being able to process and analyze incoming data feeds through existing multicast data feeds supplied by the department’s existing Wowza application 
  • Monitoring any existing camera feed from the district’s ITS network via multicast feeds supplied by its pre-existing Wowza server 
  • Supplying all associated cloud services and installing all necessary hardware and software for the system 
  • Supplying a system that is scalable up to 500 total streams without affecting the system’s performance 

Meanwhile, notable vendor deadlines listed in the RFP are 10 a.m. March 26 for vendor questions and 10 a.m. April 2 for vendor proposals. All other deadlines and vendor requirements for DOT-RFP-24-5009-DANIEL can be found online.
Katya Diaz is an Orlando-based e.Republic staff writer. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in global strategic communications from Florida International University.