Australian company Aldridge Traffic Controllers (ATC) is throwing the spotlight on its new traffic controllers which support the sixth generation of SCATS (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System). The VC6 version can cover up to 32 signal group configurations and is capable of accommodating 48 loops and eight pedestrian inputs.
The system also includes conflict and lamp monitoring with 200m/s fault reporting, hot-swappable vehicle and external modules, Bluetooth data collection and integrated 3G/4G LTE communications. Bob Lemon, technical manager for the Australian company, said what is less evident and unseen are the improvements to the algorithms to accommodate the increase in functionality and speed.
In Europe, Dublin has seen the first installation of the VC6 version of ATC’s traffic controller for use on the Luas Cross City Light Rail project.