Wavetronix General Manager, Europe, Russ Connely
According to Wavetronix, transportation agencies are changing the way they view traffic detection, and the company says it is benefitting from what it describes as a growing focus on performance. The company’s exhibit here at Intertraffic spotlights its flagship product, SmartSensor HD, and showcases the ways in which HD is leading a shift from low-cost solutions to a greater emphasis on accurate, reliable detections.
“Intertraffic gives Wavetronix the opportunity to reinforce our partnership with the global ITS community,” says Mike Rose, VP of sales at Wavetronix. “SmartSensor HD reinforces our commitment to provide that community with the accurate data they now demand and the reliable performance they deserve.”
This is evident in Moscow, Russia, where 1,241 SmartSensor HDs have been deployed as part of a massive ITS project. HD is collecting real-time traffic data and monitoring flow conditions, and it was specifically chosen after extensive testing because its performance best fit ITS Moscow’s needs.
Wavetronix says agencies also look at SmartSensor HD as an alternative to technologies that are expensive and difficult to install and maintain. The company has successfully completed the MCH 1529 performance assessment overseen by the UK’s Highways Agency ITS Research Group, certifying that HD is an acceptable alternative to loop detection at any MIDAS outstation on the agency’s road network. One HD unit can replace up to 10 loop pairs at a single station, and HD is easier to install and maintain without disrupting traffic flow or endangering work crews.
David Bonn, head of ITS at Mott MacDonald, has commented: “Quick installation and configuration means that a small number of devices can provide a valuable method of monitoring the network. Future integration with MIDAS will be a big step forward in reducing costs and providing effective network monitoring.”