Noticias

Toronto’s new ‘smart’ traffic lights will sense congestion and adjust themselves

Toronto’s new ‘smart’ traffic lights will sense congestion and adjust themselves

To cut down on congestion and improve traffic flow, the city is piloting two kinds of responsive, high-tech traffic signals that monitor and adjust to traffic in real-time.

The first of these signals was installed on Friday morning at the intersection of Yonge Street and Yonge Boulevard, south of Wilson Avenue.

“Today is one of those days where we’re able to take a step forward on something that’s been talked about for many years,” Mayor John Tory said on Friday.

The new signal is governed by U.S. technology called InSync, which watches the intersection via video and senses when long lines of cars are lined up at the light.

InSync signals will be installed in nine other locations, stretching south on Yonge to Castlefield Avenue.

In Scarborough, different technology is being used at 12 intersections on Sheppard Avenue East between Neilson and Meadowvale Roads. Called SCATS, it uses radar to measure traffic flow.

Those installations will take place over “the next few weeks,” Tory said, and it will cost between $100,000 and $150,000 per intersection. After the pilot project concludes, the city will compare which technology worked better.

Unlike traditional traffic lights, which change at pre-set times based on the time of day, both technologies allow individual traffic signals to communicate with each other and adjust as a unit to changing conditions.

“The operative word in the old infrastructure is that it’s fixed. The real benefit of this new technology is that it’s flexible,” Tory said.

Fuente de la noticia: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/smart-traffic-signals-1.4417573

Haz click para añadir comentario

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Noticias

Más en Noticias

Baidu pisa el acelerador internacional en tecnología de coches autoconducidos

admin22 enero, 2018

Modernizan carreteras Transpeninsular y La Paz-Pichilingue

admin22 enero, 2018

Vehículos autónomos, ¿a la vuelta de la esquina?

admin22 enero, 2018

El Centro de Seguridad de Galileo se traslada a Madrid

admin22 enero, 2018

Tecnológicas aceleran acuerdos para crear ciudades inteligentes

admin22 enero, 2018

Convocatoria EUROSTARS CoD9: Talleres de preparación de propuestas

admin22 enero, 2018

El 90% de las gasolineras de la red TEN-T deberán ofrecer suministro a los vehículos eléctricos

admin22 enero, 2018

Catalunya aumenta un 49% la licitación de obra pública en 2017

admin22 enero, 2018

La tortuosa construcción del puente más largo del mundo sobre el mar

admin22 enero, 2018