Global Traffic Technologies solutions change the way cities move through the provision of expandable, adaptable technology solutions
Visitors to the ITS California 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Anaheim this October can learn about the way that advanced vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies are helping to change the way cities move.
Chad Mack, product manager at Global Traffic Technologies, LLC (GTT), will address the ITS California 2018 Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 2. His presentation will explore three communities that worked to solve mobility issues by using connected vehicle technologies.
“Connected vehicle technologies are creating new opportunities for communities of all sizes to solve their mobility issues,” Mack said. “Traffic, transit, planning and public safety departments, and their partners, can use data and technology to make smarter decisions that provide a better experience for transit riders, more efficient operations for agencies and safer responses for emergency responders.”
GTT’s systems include industry-leading Opticom™ Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and Emergency Vehicle Preemption (EVP) systems. Mack will look at the way these solutions have been implemented in:
- New York City: New York is leveraging existing infrastructure to create a centralized TSP solution where TSP is provided by a software application instead of typical purpose-driven hardware on nearly 6,000 of its buses and at intersections across the city.
- Laval, Quebec: Advanced TSP can do more than just give a green light to buses – TSP in Laval takes into account passenger loads and lateness to determine what level of priority each bus should receive at each intersection.
- Bay Area, Calif.: Agencies in the Bay Area use advanced TSP applications to help manage schedules and maintain bus headway, while conditional priority measures help ensure buses arrive at stops at posted times, and avoid bus bunching. Data generated by the system is used in analytics tools that drive performance and operational improvements.
“The presentation will also explore how data generated from priority control systems is turned into useful insights to move public vehicles quicker and more efficiently,” Mack explains. “Additionally, we’ll look at how analytics can help to address future challenges associated with growing communities.”
Mack’s presentation, ‘Transforming Mobility through Advanced V2I Technology’, takes place as part of Session 5: ‘Me First! Assigning Priority At Signalized Intersections’, in rooms Platinum 7/8 from 9 a.m.-10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The session looks at innovative methods agencies are using or planning to use to assign priority at traffic signals.
At the ITS California Annual Conference and Exhibition, transportation specialists from all areas, including government, industry and academia, gather to share ideas, solutions and success stories on topics relevant to the fast-growing transportation technology industry. The 2018 event takes place at the Anaheim Marriott, Oct. 1-3.
As well as its conference participation, GTT will be exhibiting as part of the event’s technology showcase with its local dealer DDL Traffic. DDL has decades of experience in installing traffic equipment for cities and counties across California.
“ITS California members are often on the cutting edge of smart mobility technology,” DDL’s Kimberly Raub said. “Our partnership with GTT enables these communities to get GTT’s most innovative solutions, along with the local service and technical experience they’ve come to expect from DLL.”
Visit GTT and DDL Traffic on Booth 41. The Exhibit Hall is open Oct. 1 and 2.
Find out more about the ITS California 2018 Annual Conference and Exhibition and register to attend by visiting itscalifornia.org/am18.
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