The M³ Ecosystem

The M³ ecosystem is a software and sensor application suite that brings the ultimate innovative power to your smart sensor systems but almost all other existing smart sensors can easily be integrated.

Recently, many of the most innovative cities already deployed measures to improve both the PROTECTION and QUALITY OF LIFE of their citizens, by improving their SAFETY, MOBILITY and ENVIRONMENT (Low emission zones, air quality, health) and therefore the general urban living ATMOSPHERE in the heart of their communities and city centers.


With that aim, an ever-increasing number of fixed or mobile smart mobility sensors are being deployed. The use of high-performance cameras is an important part of the solution, but it is even more important to also have a suitable processing platform, capable of taking advantage of this huge collection of data and transforming it into useful information for end users. That is why Macq developed the M3 platform (Macq Mobility Manager), an innovative concept for managing large data sets.


The M3 platform is designed to offer high added-value data processing power through a set of specially developed software application modules (apps), organized around four axes: POLICE PROTECTION (safety and security for law enforcement purposes), SMART MOBILITY and LOW EMISSION ZONES for augmented health environments and quality of life in urban regions and cities, and finally, an extensive EXPERT ANALYTICS and STATISTICS section for all stakeholders and traffic researchers. Each axis groups together all the modules and associated services.



Quality urban mobility is a key criterion for the success of all other sectors of activity. It not only contributes to the creation of new jobs and businesses, but also contributes greatly to the creation of an attractive environment and atmosphere for the inhabitants.

One of the biggest challenges that large cities (and increasingly small urban centers) face today is the very great variability over time of the demands in terms of mobility (day/night, commuters, public transportation, etc.). This requires the active management and real time distribution of resources, infrastructure and reliable information to travelers.


The M³ platform is perfectly equipped for:

  • Identifying (ALPR), recognizing (make, model, color) and classifying vehicles (heavy duty traffic, trucks and busses versus cars, motorcycles…
  • Detecting traffic jam formation
  • Organizing (access) flow control and ramp metering
  • Dynamic crossroad traffic regulation
  • Organizing and control of dedicated ‘Rapid Transit Lanes’ for public transportation, busses, taxis, …
  • Organizing parking guidance and ‘Smart Parking’
  • And many more (tailored applications at your specific request)



Innovative cities have already deployed measures to improve both the QUALITY OF LIFE and the HEALTH of their citizens, by reducing air pollution created by traffic. At the same time, by discouraging heavy duty traffic, they significantly improved the SAFETY and urban living ATMOSPHERE in the heart of their city centers.

A Low Emission Zone (LEZ) is an urban area where the most polluting vehicles are banned (or at least their entry is discouraged financially by toll or fines). Vehicle emissions are classified by European Standards. Before traveling to the LEZ area, a driver must therefore find out if his vehicle complies with the standards. Typically, older cars, busses or trucks will not comply.


The M³ platform is perfectly equipped for:

  • Controlling Low Emission Zones (environment, air quality)
  • Controlling authorized vehicle access zones (white lists)
  • Controlling permanent restricted traffic zones (e.g. historic city centers, pedestrian areas) or temporary restricted traffic zones (events, festivals, etc.)
  • And many more (tailored applications at your specific request)




Macq has recently created an ‘open community’ where all stakeholders can meet, ranging from traffic experts and analysts (universities, governmental policy & decision makers, etc.), over dedicated M3 module designers and programmers (engineers, software developers) up to our most demanding end-users (clients). As such, the parties share and combine their needs, expert knowledge and results to extensively use and constantly improve the already existing, powerful analytical and statistical data modules of the M3.


The M³ platform is perfectly equipped for:

  • Identifying (ALPR), recognizing (make, model, color) and classifying vehicles (heavy duty traffic, trucks and busses versus cars, motorcycles…)
  • Counting vehicles and measuring transition times of vehicles (analysis)
  • Measuring the flow density on certain road trajectories
  • Creating an ‘Origin-Destination’ matrix of all vehicles in a designated areas
  • Measurements of inter vehicle distances
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • And many more (tailored applications at your specific request)


Endless flexibility, tailored towards the most demanding professionals

In addition to an open, flexible architecture and its unique combination of features and tools, the M³ platform has been specifically designed and to deliver a customized answer to each group of end users via a fully modular and adaptable functionality. It was tailored for local communities, regional or national authorities, law enforcement, customs, road or motorway operators, parking supervisors and even companies specialized in traffic analysis.

The M3 SYSTEM environment then regroups all the functions for easy monitoring and control of the platform by the end users.

Finally, the M3 platform offers a great flexibility for interfacing with third party systems through a wide range of Web Services, obviously through the use of standardized and documented methods to minimize development efforts and thus reduce associated costs.


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