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In October, ATC-BRAUMS exhibited their newest Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) technologies at the ITS World Congress. Hosted in Singapore, the World Congress aims to provide a comprehensive look into eight categories of ITS Technologies. These include:
2019 marks the 26th Themed Smart Mobility, Empowering Cities, ITS World Congress. This is the world’s leading transport technology congress.
ATC unveiled their latest SCATS® (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System) Traffic Controller, the ATSC4-A5 Traffic Signal Controller. This technology is inventive for its use of the RMS’ TRAFF VC6.2 software.
Pictured above: Paul Ransley (TSL NZ) Paul Milazzo (ATC Aus), Herwin Weelink (SPIE -NL) Andrew Bull (BRAUMS-ATC Aus), Jim Morris (Traffic Tech-Aus) Neil Cunningham (Civic Group Ireland) and Bob Lemon (ATC Aus)
ATC’s ATSC4-A5 standalone capabilities can accommodate changes posed by the C-ITS rollout. Such capabilities include roadside unit integration and the controller’s own SPaT (Signal Phasing and Timing) functionality. ATC’s SPaT enabled ATSC4 operates without the need for special TRAFF software. The feature set is implemented through the controller’s own software.
ATC also launched and demonstrated world leading SCATS® 6.9.4 Software and Traffic Controller technology, running on the latest VC6.2 software. This technology is designed to further reduce Traffic Congestion, improve network performance and reduce maintenance costs whilst also catering for larger and more complex intersections.
Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) is a growing form of wireless communications technology that will soon be experienced by all road users.
BRAUMS’ experts exhibited the latest ITS and Smart Cities Communication technology at the World Congress, including their new BIO & BISCIT products, Bluetooth and IoT (Internet of Things) data collectors.
The BIO (the BRAUMS Intelligent Outstation) gathers Bluetooth MAC addresses installed in most smartphones and cars. These pair using Bluetooth wireless technology as well as Wifi.
The BIO feeds the collected data to Bluetooth data collection software such as AddInsight.
This technology can:
Units are available as both mains and solar powered devices
AddInsight can provide road authorities with an unprecedented insight into the performance of their road network without significant expenditure on hardware.
Traffic management centre (TMC), operational and planning staff will all benefit from the system and its outputs. Instead of being stored in isolation on a cloud, the system resides on the road authority’s own network and can be easily adapted to interface with other data sets or systems.
AddInsight is a useful system to determine when there is above average congestion for given road segments and this information can also be used to perform signal timing changes in Traffic Management Systems such as SCATS to mitigate above average delays due to accidents or other incidents on the road network.
The BISCIT (BRAUMS Intelligent Smart City Interfacing Technology) is a communications hub for a multitude of C-ITS, V2X, Street Lighting Control & IoT devices. It provides a number of modern interfaces such as 4G/5G cellular, Fibre Optic and ADSL for backhaul links.
It collects and routes data originating in a number of downstream interfaces such as:
The BISCIT has onboard memory storage devices that can log data from any such interfaces. The unit is designed to work in harsh environments, like a road-side cabinet, such as a traffic signal controller or other ITS assets.
It also supports the latest CITS protocols including DSRC (Digital Short Range Communications) on the 5.9GHz band and the V2X protocol based on the newly released 5G cellular specification with dedicated spectrum. The data collected from the vehicles will then be forwarded by the BISCIT to the appropriate back end management systems.
BISCIT has a number of USB ports, allowing the data to be transferred using USB interfaces or when connected to USB based sensors. The BISCIT is fitted with a GPS receiver for asset management and timing purposes.
Managing Director Andrew Bull said, “The congress was a success for ATC-BRAUMS. Exhibiting new technology in Singapore allowed the team to engage directly with end users, engineers and leaders in the ITS Industry and promote the significant new benefits of the latest SCATS® 6.9.4 release. We’re looking forward to exhibiting new Cooperative ITS technology at Intertraffic in Amsterdam in April next year and at the 2020 ITS World Congress.”