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12 October 2016



GTT and ATC partner on emergency vehicle pre-emption and transit signal priority

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Richard Eitze of GTT
Richard Eitze of GTT with the demonstration vehicle
Global Traffic Technologies (GTT) is offering attendees the chance to ride through the streets of Melbourne, to see its Opticom emergency vehicle preemption and transit signal priority solutions in operation.

Opticom EVP can streamline a route for first responders by controlling the traffic signals for vehicles and pedestrians, allowing ambulances and other emergency vehicles to navigate congested intersections more effectively. The result is improved response times and a reduction in accidents. Opticom TSP provides buses and other public transport vehicles with the ability to request green lights at intersections, allowing them to better keep to timetables and improved headway management.

As part of the demo, GTT has installed receivers at four intersections near the convention centre, as well as on board the demonstration bus. Attendees can sign up for the 40-minute demo, which will be held every hour on the hour from 10am to 3pm, online via the ITS World Congress app, or at the helpdesk in the departure lounge near door 10 of the exhibition hall.

GTT also announced the appointment of Aldridge Traffic Controllers (ATC) as its dealer for Australia, New Zealand and China. GTT can be found at ATC's stand (3309) during this week’s ITC World Congress. “GTT Opticom products will form an important part of our product portfolio,” said Andrew Bull, ATC’s managing director.

“It is fortuitous that forming our partnership coincided with the ITS World Congress here in Melbourne. I'm sure the newly formed team will be one of the most experienced and qualified in emergency vehicle pre-emption and transit signal priority.”

Also at ITSWC, Mike Haldane, GTT’s vice president of global marketing, will deliver two presentations: one on the successful integration of an Opticom EVP solution with a SCATS system in Doha, Qatar, and the other on a rural traffic collision warning system based on GTT’s Canoga system. Both presentations take place on Thursday 13, October.

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