Traffic Tech Scoops ITS award
First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
Two projects recently implemented by Middle East-based Traffic Tech Group have scooped the Most Innovative ITS Implementation Award at the ITS and Road Safety Awards 2014 at the ITS and Road Safety Forum.
The projects, for the Duhail over-height vehicle detection system (OVDS) and the Doha emergency vehicle pre-emption system (EVPS) in Qatar, were awarded to Traffic Tech in 2013. Both were fast tracked and completed in record time, becoming fully operational in early 2014.
The Duhail OVDS incorporates a wide range of ITS technologies including the over-height vehicle detection system, variable message signs, CCTV surveillance, control room equipment and integration to Doha’s SCATS urban traffic control system. The system was installed on three approaches of the Duhail Interchange to limit the passage of over-height trucks under the bridge of the interchange.
The Doha EVPS project, in its initial phase, includes the installation of pre-emption equipment at 25 intersections and five roundabouts throughout Doha, and pre-emption transmitters fitted to a total of 30 emergency vehicles. The second phase of the project is in the process of being awarded and would involve a much larger scope, including 50 additional intersections, to cover more critical areas and more emergency vehicles in the country.
“We are truly delighted to have won the Most Innovative ITS award as this represents our commitment to deliver the most advanced ITS technologies in Qatar and in the region”, says Husam Musharbash, Traffic Tech’s president and CEO. “We dedicate this award and extend our gratitude to the Public Works Authority, Ashghal for their continued trust and confidence in Traffic Tech and for making us a part of Qatar’s ITS infrastructure developments”, he added.