Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT) has contracted with the city of Inglewood in California to provide the city with its Opticom™ traffic preemption solution. Opticom works alongside intersection controllers to help ensure emergency vehicles can move through intersections rapidly and safely, and public transit vehicles can avoid delays and adhere to schedules.
When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection, the Opticom system on-board the vehicle sends a request to the intersection’s controller ahead of its arrival, which turns the light green when it can do so safely, clearing a path to enable the vehicle’s expedited passage. When a public transit vehicle is running behind schedule, it sends a request for a green signal where possible. In Inglewood, the system has been deployed to nine of the city’s busiest intersections.
GTT’s president Doug Roberts said, “We are delighted to be working with the city of Inglewood and proud to bring the benefits of Opticom to its emergency services and its public transit passengers.”
Inglewood is located southwest of downtown Los Angeles, and is home to more than 100,000 residents. Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys was born in Inglewood, as was fashion model and TV personality Tyra Banks. Upon its completion in 2019, the Los Angeles Stadium at Hollywood Park in Inglewood will be home to the NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams.