Keep drivers informed and safe

Canoga traffic sensing systems can help save lives at dangerous intersections when paired with a notification system.

Driver warning systems — such as the Rural Intersection Conflict Warning Systems (RICWS) — have helped reduce deadly collisions by alerting drivers of approaching traffic at intersections. The detector card sends a signal to a traffic controller, which triggers a set of flashing lights and a warning sign.

Time-to-destination systems are becoming increasingly common, notifying drivers with a variable message sign that estimates the time to a specific upcoming point on a highway. The underlying detection system is the engine from which this information is derived. Other driver warning system examples include wrong-way detection, intersection conflict warning and parking notifications.

In addition to citizen notification and warning, detection is frequently used for facilitating communications to traffic management centers. Detection can be used to warn traffic center personnel of unusual levels of speed, occupancy or congestion at various points along the freeway systems to help assess whether there is an incident that needs to be managed.

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  • MnDOT conducted field tests on a number of non-intrusive sensors — including Canoga Microloops — determining their accuracy for: volume, speed, classification by length and by axel configuration.

    READ THE STUDY – PAGES 45-53
    MnDOT Non- Intrusive Technologies for Traffic Detection
    Erik Minge
    SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Using a combination of Canoga microloops and loop detectors installed in the pavement, MnDOT developed a Rural Intersection Conflict Warning System (RICWS) Deployment project to reduce the number of crashes.

    READ THE RELIABILITY EVALUATION REPORT
    Minnesota Rural Intersections Evaluation
    Arvind Menon and Max Donath
    University of Minnesota Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • “We’re passionate about saving lives. And this project can have a giant impact on not only reducing fatalities, but in reducing crashes. That’s why we’re here, doing what we do and why we chose Canoga.”

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    Janelle Borgen
    ITS Manager
    WSB & Associates
  • “We can now distinguish between a bike and a car and then use that information to take action. The reports this system generates help cities understand when and how often this occurs.”

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    Paul Fellows
    Sales Engineer
    Global Traffic Technologies
MN DOT
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