First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com
All Traffic Solutions (ATS) has launched a flood detection and warning product which it says can be used by transit authorities, municipalities and law enforcement agencies.
ATS CEO Andy Souders says: “The FloodAlert detection and notification system leverages the latest advancements in technology to keep the public informed 24/7 in the event of flooding, and provides a holistic view of environmental, road and facility conditions.”
ATS says the cloud-based system uses its ultrasonic sensor, existing infrastructure/sensors and other external data sets to detect rising water levels in flood-prone areas.
The multi-channel notification system can suggest alternative routes to drivers using variable message boards at key intersections, direct traffic flow to minimise congestion caused by flooded roadways and notify appropriate staff when water levels at each location approach flood stage. It can also push data automatically to messaging on signage, turn on warning beacons and websites and social media networks.
FloodAlert is managed in the ATS TraffiCloud remote management system and hosted on Microsoft Azure.