Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT) has provided the city of Lévis, Quebec with a latest-generation Opticom™ traffic preemption solution. The Opticom system works alongside intersection controllers to help ensure emergency vehicles can move through intersections quickly and safely.
When an emergency vehicle needs to navigate an intersection, the Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) system onboard the emergency vehicle sends a request to the intersection’s controller ahead of its arrival. If the request is granted, the light turns green and the vehicle gets a clear path through the intersection. In Lévis, the city has equipped 28 intersections and 19 emergency vehicles with the latest EVP technology. The system will allow those emergency vehicles to get to the scene of incidents faster, and to avoid the danger of navigating an intersection against the flow of traffic. The result will be faster overall response times and increased safety for residents and emergency services personnel.
Lévis is located in eastern Quebec, Canada, on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, opposite Quebec City. With a population in excess of 144,000, Lévis is home to a major Ultramar oil refinery, and Desjardins Financial Securities, a subsidiary of the Desjardins Group, is headquartered in the city.
GTT’s president Jason Lund said, “Lévis residents and emergency service personnel will all benefit from the deployment of this Opticom EVP system, and GTT is proud to work with the city to help improve both operational safety and response times for emergency vehicles.”