Iteris gets $9.6m green light in Orange County

Signal timing design, operations & maintenance are on agenda in US state of California
Detection, Monitoring & Machine Vision / April 18, 2024
By David Arminas
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Iteris has won a contract from Orange County Transportation Authority (Octa) for what the company says is “an unprecedented” county-wide traffic signal synchronisation project.

The deal will also see Iteris deploy for the first time its Signal Trends, a new probe data-based solution within its ClearGuide SaaS solution that helps implement and manage signal timing without reliance on roadside equipment.

Under the terms of the $9.6 million agreement, Iteris will provide signal timing design, operations and maintenance for all 34 cities within Orange County in the US state of California. Orange County is one of the most populous counties in the entire country.

Iteris says the project will be a “strategic reset” of the traffic signal synchronisation baseline for more than 2,500 signals representing a significant shift in approach and the need to leverage emerging technologies.

Iteris will use its ClearGuide SaaS solution rather than temporary and/or manual data collection methods that provide only limited insights. ClearGuide will efficiently capture a broader spectrum of signal performance metrics to guide signal retiming and subsequent monitoring of the network.

With ClearGuide, Iteris traffic operations personnel can remotely monitor arterial travel times and reliability, identify congestion hotspots and prioritise further retiming efforts to enhance network performance. Iteris will deploy its Signal Trends - a new probe data-based solution within ClearGuide - that helps implement and manage signal timing without reliance on roadside equipment.

The ClearGuide solution is a key component of Iteris’ ClearMobility Platform, a complete solution to continuously monitor, visualise and optimise mobility infrastructure. ClearMobility applies cloud computing, artificial intelligence, advanced sensors, advisory services and managed services to help ensure roads are safe, travel is efficient and communities thrive, explained Bernard Li, vice president of mobility professional services at Iteris.

“The project represents an important shift toward data-driven decision making, “ said Li. “It also continues Octa’s position as a national leader in arterial management that focuses on safety and sustainability for all roadway users.”

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