Discover how to give way dynamically, and to different road user groups as well, in our next webinar.
Many countries still use old-fashion ways to prioritise traffic or keep lights greener for longer (pre-emption). Using a platform such as TLEX can make a revolutionised change for governments and road authorities.
Dynamically prioritised traffic
What does dynamic traffic prioritisation actually mean? The currently most used way of prioritising traffic is via a set algorithm at traffic lights. It allows an x amount of time for traffic in one lane and x for traffic in another.
There are no fixed timings when making this dynamic, but an intelligent intersection communicates with the actual approaching traffic. It allows identification of the type of traffic that is coming. Based on a previously designed priority-setting list, it will enable certain road user groups to get priority.
Connecting road users and governing priority in one platform
The biggest challenge is connecting road user groups and governing priority in a platform. In addition, there needs to be flexibility within specific areas (cities, for example) that belong to a large geographic region. As you can imagine, road users will cross these areas while moving from A to B.
How can you ensure that road users benefit optimally from prioritisation while road owners still govern the situation?
The solution is as simple as it is brilliant! Using one independent platform, where different authorities can govern the traffic priorities, intelligent roadside equipment is connected, and road users receive the correct information through service providers.
What is the benefit of dynamic pre-emption and prioritisation?
Already in The Netherlands and Belgium, a large smart mobility platform is in use that can dynamically prioritise and pre-emption. In Scandinavia, the NordicWay 3 project also implemented Traffic Signal Priority in different countries.
Dynamic traffic pre-emption and priority let the different road owners/authorities control the priorities that fit their region or city.
As a result, road users and society benefit as it allows, for example:
- Emergency vehicles priority, reducing the time from A to B, where every second counts
- Making sure logistical fleets get priority at certain busy intersections, making the roads clear for local traffic and reducing emissions from braking
- Allowing public transport to hit the green lights so they don’t lose time and remain trustworthy, creating a valued alternative to the private car
- Prioritizing groups of children on bikes during school traffic times, making sure they cross intersections safely
Learn more about traffic pre-emption and priority
Steve Voit, Business Developer at Monotch, Christopher Geelen, Operations Manager at ViNotion and Steven Bakker, Sr. Sales Consultant at Royal HaskoningDHV, will let viewers know how a platform like TLEX can support smart roadside equipment vendors, service providers, authorities and road users to make traffic safer, more efficient and more sustainable by sharing already implemented use cases, their challenges and their future outlook.
Make sure you now register for this online event.
- Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2023
- Time: 11 AM EST / 5 PM CET
- Duration: 45 minutes presentation + 15 minutes Q&A
- Location: Online