Adaptive traffic control installable in one day
Tina Grady Barbaccia | February 23, 2012
InSync, the smart traffic signal system selected for hundreds of intersections in 18 states, now installs in as little as one day due to its universal compatibility with all forms of existing traffic control equipment. Rhythm Engineering’s new InSync:Tesla allows cities and states to easily achieve InSync’s award-winning traffic improvements using any major type of traffic controllers, detection devices and communication networks. Previously InSync required a proprietary form of video detection.
he company will offer live webcasts introducing the technology March 6-8. Participants will see InSync:Tesla deployed and turned on in four hours, learn how it works, understand the algorithm’s in-field performance and hear directly from multiple agencies operating InSync. More details are at www.RhythmTraffic.com/Tesla.
InSync:Tesla marks a giant leap forward for the traffic technology industry. Just ten years ago, most U.S. cities and states resisted adaptive traffic control systems that changed traffic lights based on actual demand because they were expensive, time-consuming to set up, and did little to alleviate congestion.
The rise and rapid spread of InSync proved that the right approach to adaptive traffic control can dramatically improve traffic flow and safety. Motorists driving on InSync corridors typically see their stops reduced 60-90 percent, travel times reduced up to 50 percent, and fuel consumption and emissions reduced 20-30 percent. Most importantly, police reports from multiple states prove that InSync reduces vehicle accidents up to 30 percent.
“It’s unheard of to deploy adaptive traffic control in a single day,” said Dr. Reggie Chandra, P.E., founder and CEO of Rhythm Engineering. “The legacy systems took months of installation and configuration time, and even then, they were still a gamble. Now traffic engineers can get a proven solution, InSync, and install it in just hours. InSync:Tesla changes everything.”
InSync:Tesla’s compatibility with any form of vehicle detection, including inductive loops, radar, magnetometers and video, means the system can determine traffic demand using existing vehicle detectors. The enhancement is expected to appeal to traffic leaders who prefer physics-based detection yet need InSync’s artificial intelligence to optimize traffic signals and get vehicles moving.
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