Eberle Design Inc. (EDI), the broad-line industry leader in traffic detection, intersection safety monitoring and access control products, will use the ITS World Congress Detroit for the world launch of what is being billed as a game-changer in traffic management - the first system capable of accessing real-time intersection and arterial traffic data from any traffic cabinet, regardless of the controller or central ITS system.
Dr Bill Sowell, Vice President-Business Development for Eberle Design and Reno A&E, explains the background to this breakthrough: “In April 2014, it was stated during an ITS America conference on “Big Data” in Boston, that ‘the greatest weakness of traffic management agencies and MPOs is lack of access to accurate intersection and arterial traffic data’. What we will launch at the ITS World Congress will deliver real-time traffic signal activity and unparalleled access to intersection information capture and cloud connectivity. This capability is a wonderful addition to our iCITE (Intelligent Cabinet Interface for Transportation Equipment) product suite that our company will continue to develop to meet our customer’s needs.”
EDI says the breakthrough system comprises three important new innovations – Eberle Glance, RAE Glance, and the DA-Data Aggregator system. The company says the DA-100 is very useful for providers of performance measurement data, as it offers accurate real-time intersection information such as traffic counts by phase, phase status changes, cabinet alarms, and duration of signal phase by color. The DA-100 easily interfaces with all NEMA, Type 170/20270 and ATC controllers, and pushes parsed traffic data to a cloud-based server where the data can be easily accessed by ITS system integrators and real-time traffic data providers.
Eberle Design and Reno A&E will have a live system demonstration using 10 operational intersections in Marietta, Georgia at the ITS World Congress Detroit.