Highway Traffic Management System
Advanced traffic management system. 1 billion vehicles served annually!
Highway Traffic Management System (HTMS) comprises of roadside equipments connected to provide better and more efficient services to highway users. HTMS collects information from roadside equipments to ensure smooth traffic movement and timely reaction to hazardous situations. Traffic data is gathered, consolidated and analyzed at a traffic control centre and relayed to drivers in real time through various channels such as mobile apps, variable message signs and radio.
HTMS technology incorporates
Central Control Room
The Central Control Room (CCR) allows you to control and regulate an entire section of the highway traffic. From this room you get clear feeds of the traffic from equipments, such as CCTVs, VIDS etc, installed along particular sections of the highway. The CCR also generates and disseminates important information by means of various message signs to facilitate intervention.
- Ability to not only monitor but also track the lifecycle of the product
- Brings about the standard operating procedure(SOP) for any incident by triggering all the support systems and tracking their outcome
- Provides real time predicted traffic analysis to the road users based on an incident
Variable Message Sign (VMS)
VMS is a system that helps to send information directly to drivers. Along the road are strategically placed boards with Variable Messages displaying real time information to road users such as:
- The speed limit, and traffic flow or congestions
- Diversions, road closures, or alternative routes
- Hazardous situations, work ahead, in-coming traffic situation
- The weather condition, the date, time, temperature
- Availability of public transport
Cooperative Systems Like Mobile Apps
CMECS is an all-inclusive and expandable platform for transportation management solutions which offers insight and system-wide integration of information. It centralizes the command of traffic operations by exploiting data obtained from various systems collected from different locations. The system provides a solution for cities to manage the transportation network and increases the driving experience of road users. Particularly, CMECS offers assistance to transit and traffic authorities to:
- Decrease road congestions
- Increase visibility of incidents across a diverse set of traffic systems
- (Ameliorate) Improve the response to incidents and road conditions
- Historical data and pattern analysis on road incidents
- Estimate the traffic situation, an hour in advance
- Increase the visibility of transit vehicles, fleet services, etc
- Estimate transit vehicles arrival times
- Analyze the performance and traffic congestion of the transit system
Speed Enforcement cameras with video analytics and radars are used to accurately determine the speed of the overspeeding vehicle along with the number plate for the same.
Emergency Call Box (ECB)
Roadside emergency phones or call boxes provide fast, improved, and modern response to accidents or emergency situations, and help improve road safety. They use communication networks based either on OFC or GSM. The ECB are pillared on either side of the road, and include also a control centre, usually located in the Maintenance and Operation base (MOB)
Close Circuit TV (CCTV)
CCTV monitoring methods are used for surveillance of the road section. Different CCTV systems are necessary depending on the operation being performed. Fixed CCTV for example is appropriate for platform to monitor people getting in and out of trains. Dome CCTV cameras with pan, tilt and zoom features, placed at a high level are perfect for highway surveillance, while vandal-proof dome cameras are best for high criminality locations.
Automatic Traffic Counter and Classifier (ATCC)
ATCC detects, counts and classifies all traffic passing where it is installed. It measures the speed of vehicles and sends a report at interval time periods. Both the ATCC and LPR (License Plate Recognition) Systems can function simultaneously for the implementation or charging roadside levy or for monitoring highway occurrences.
An ATCC counts in real time the traffic flow. It is able to detect speed, queues, congestions, and classify vehicles. Information obtained is divulged through the VMS. It therefore provides assistance to drivers making them aware of traffic conditions, helping them make decisions to avoid hazards to their advantage. In principle, by respecting the speed limit, lots of highway accidents can be avoided.
Meteorological Data System (MDS)
Meteorological centres make analyses of weather conditions of which the data can be used to provide information to drivers as they travel.
MDS inform drivers in advance of changes in the weather. It is completely electronic having its own power source from rechargeable batteries. It includes solar panels for charging batteries, a data recorder, and a sensor is placed on a tripod. An enclosure protects the battery, the solar charger and the data recorder from damage. The system includes a means of transferring data from the data recorder to a computer by means of a pocket able data shuttle system.
Video Incident Detection Systems (VIDS)
VIDS assists infrastructure controllers to detect and solve problems in the network and increase safety level for drivers. Incidents such as pedestrian, stationary vehicles or vehicles on the wrong side of the road are detected automatically by digitally processing video streams. VIDS makes use of video image processing to estimate the vehicle average speed, number, etc, of each traffic lane. With an intelligent image processor, operators are automatically alerted of traffic incidents or a slowdown of traffic and are able to quickly rescue victims of accidents. Data obtained from VIDS can be used also for creating congestion maps that indicate traffic speed and quantity of vehicles on a road network or specific links.