The Winning Peek Traffic team celebrate their success
Netherlands/UK company Peek Traffic
’s ImFlow policy-based UTC system is the Overall Winner in the 2012 Intertraffic
Innovation Awards, announced at yesterday’s official opening ceremony. The judges saw it as a simple tool for controlling urban traffic management on the basis of policy priorities, so closing the gap between decision-making urban authorities and the operators of their control systems.
ImFlow is a policy-based adaptive system introduced for straightforward configuration to reflect a given city’s current traffic management policies, and to be easily understandable by its traffic engineers. The programming concept is designed to enable direct entering into the system of policy requirements (eg for smooth traffic flows) and constraints (eg those needed for traffic safety), to allow its adaptive algorithm to optimise signal timings in real-time. ImFlow also won the individual ITS/Traffic management category award.
The other individual category winners are:
Langmatz, Bluemove light pole
Designed for direct installation into urban street lighting systems, this avoids the need for additional construction work or housings to create EV charge points.
Jury verdict. It addresses the challenge of developing sufficient EV charging infrastructure to meet the anticipated growth in EV production. Installation into existing roadside furniture is cost-effective, and avoids planning regulation issues and visual impacts on the urban environment.
Abstract Computing International,ScanScooter.
Developed for more comprehensive enforcement, this yields reliable scans of between 600 and 1200 vehicles an hour, regardless of where and how they are parked.
Jury verdict: A worthy winner enabling greater efficiency in parking enforcement and enhanced safety for enforcement personnel, affording easier access and real-time connection with central databases, and reflecting current developments in enforcement regulation.
Kapsch TrafficCom, Automatic Camera Calibration (ACC).
Developed for the Kapsch
Incident Detection System, this is potentially available for other companies’products.
Jury verdict: This affords significant speed, accuracy, cost and safety benefits in the calibration of incident detection cameras, particularly in hazardous locations eg tunnels. It involves mounting specially-developed equipment, capable of fitting into a flight case-sized container, onto a vehicle running through the road section being calibrated,
DTV, From5to4 mobility game
The aim is to encourage company employees to win points by reducing their car commuting.
Jury verdict: This innovative idea integrates serious gaming technology and social media into the mobility decision-making process. Using peer pressure within and between companies and departments, it encourages people to be imaginative in changing their travel behaviour.
In all, 14 products and systems from 13 companies in nine countries made it to the 2012 shortlist. Presenting the awards at yesterday’s opening ceremony was Professor Fred Wegman, chair of the judging panel.