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New System is Next Step for Intelligent Traffic Solutions


A NEW traffic management system is being hailed as a significant leap forward in the battle to improve safety and reduce congestion.

New System is Next Step for Intelligent Traffic Solutions


A NEW traffic management system is being hailed as a significant leap forward in the battle to improve safety and reduce congestion.

New System is Next Step for Intelligent Traffic Solutions


Date: 10th April 2014

A NEW traffic management system is being hailed as a significant leap forward in the battle to improve safety and reduce congestion on Britain’s roads.

The flow of traffic on motorways and major routes has long been monitored by the Highways Agency, which now has a network of more than 1,100 Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras at 500 sites around the country.

But an innovative application is said to offer a more robust, flexible and far more cost-effective alternative to current journey time solutions.

The system, developed in conjunction with Bluetrace, will be launched by Rennicks UK at Traffex at the NEC in Birmingham (April 21-23).

And experts say it can create far-reaching benefits for both traffic planners and road users.

The Bluetrace system uses the most sensitive Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology on the market to monitor and measure traffic movement from the roadside by connecting to devices inside vehicles.

The data is transmitted to a central location to present a clear, real-time picture of the road network and live messages can then be relayed on variable message signs to keep drivers informed.

It means congestion and incidents can be identified quickly – improving safety and efficiency across the country and optimising traffic flow.

David Skinner, of Rennicks UK, added: “This journey time system is a cost-effective, easy-to-install solution that will have clear benefits for all road users.

It will communicate with devices such as mobile phones and navigation systems to provide travel time data from passing vehicles.

It will record and analyse traffic volumes and speed data – creating key information in helping to improve journey times, reduce congestion, fuel consumption and emissions.”

The system, which can be combined with variable message signs, can also be used to improve safety and efficiency in roadwork zones.

It will detect the presence and track the movement of both highways workers and their vehicles – collecting, analysing and reporting non-personal data to give contractors and repair teams near real-time vision of their entire workforce.

The technology, which utilises existing smartphones and car GPRS kits, can be used to monitor any number of work sites anywhere in the country from a central location using a web interface – helping to meet Duty of Care obligations.

The system is part of Rennicks’ range of fully compliant intelligent solutions on show at Traffex, including a new illuminated traffic bollard.

Solar Dynaflex is a solar-powered, self-righting LED sign mounted on a passively safe flexible base which has been tested to meet EN 12767 requirements.

It creates excellent illumination and clarity with very low running costs.

The company will also use the exhibition to promote an impressive range of mobile variable message signs which comply to the new Traffic Advisory Leaflet 01/15.

The state-of-the-art units can be combined with Bluetooth and ANPR cameras to create intelligent, bespoke solutions for the UK highways network.

Also on show will be a variety of award-winning type-approved solar and hard-wired active road studs, which offer a bright and cost-effective alternative to traditional delineation shown to improve safety.

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The Rennicks Virtual Journey Time System (RVJTS) is a first of its kind solution to the issue of journey time. RVJTS is live, flexible and reactive and perfect for incident management, events and large infrastructure schemes.

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