Get up to speed with the latest developments in traffic management at the ITS in Europe Congress from 6 June to 9 June. Stop by and take our MobiMaestro intelligent traffic management system for a test drive to see for yourself how easy and user-friendly this system actually is!
Smart solutions support the ongoing organization of traffic in urban areas. They help direct motorized traffic through the appropriate corridors where traffic can drive continuously and with less fuel consumption. Diverting motorized traffic from inner city corridors helps promote the cycling option. By providing cyclists with useful information, guidance and the correct right-of-way at controlled intersections, we can stimulate cycling even more. These smart solutions also enhance the dynamic use of urban space which in turn enriches the experience of the city’s streets.
Where should you begin?
Smart solutions begin with traffic instruments that are already available. Here is where MobiMaestro comes in. A platform for coordinated network-wide traffic management that manages various traffic instruments in line with your traffic strategy. In this way standalone instruments start contributing to your policy objectives. MobiMaestro comes with an open architecture so third parties can add intelligence or tap open data from it for their own services. The platform is highly modular. By activating the modules, MobiMaestro grows with you.
Traditionally, traffic managers have communicated with road users via traffic lights and detectors. In an interconnected world, traffic managers and road users will communicate with each other wirelessly, using dedicated communication media such as ITS-G5 (WiFi-p) and mass communication media such as cellular 3G/4G, Bluetooth and WiFi. And in the near future even 5G will be used. As it is done with FlowPatrol in combination with our FlowRadar.
Autonomous driving in urban areas can start with last mile transport: the transport between train or metro stations and specific destinations in a city. This is how the self-driving WEpods operate on the public road between the Wageningen University and the Ede-Wageningen train station, right between other drivers or even children at play. Safety is key and that’s why everything is monitored by cameras on board from a control room. The vehicle communicates directly with traffic signals via ITS-G5.
ITS in Europe 2016
Location: SECC, Glasgow, Scotland
Dates: 6 June until 9 June 2016
More information about the congress can be found here.