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05 June 2018

Swarco VMS to introduce smart parking in Taunton

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
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Swarco Traffic will supply Variable Message Signs (VMS) to improve parking and ease congestion for those visiting the UK town of Taunton in Somerset. Ten signs will be installed at strategic locations to inform drivers of local traffic restrictions.

The project will be delivered alongside local consultants WSP and teams from Taunton Deane Borough Council and West Somerset Council. In addition, Swarco Traffic will install loop detectors around the park and ride centres to count the vehicles.

These signs will be controlled by Idox company Cloud Amber’s urban traffic management control (UTMC) system. The solution is intended to make the signs easier to install.

UTMC systems allow different applications used within traffic management systems to communicate and share information with each other. The solution combines data from multiple sources into a central console or database.

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