Cubic brings latest Trafficware and Gridsmart technologies to ITS America


The Cubic Corporation’s Transportation Systems (CTS) business division is showcasing a range of the latest technologies from its recent acquisitions, Trafficware and Gridsmart, at the ITS America Annual Meeting in Washington DC this week.

CTS acquired Texas-based transportation equipment manufacturer and software developer Trafficware in October 2018, and followed this up with the purchase of Tennesse-based traffic management equipment manufacturer Gridsmart in January this year. CTS has been showing a range of innovative and scalable capabilities from its two new business divisions at the ITS America event, which highlights seamless mobility around the movement of people, data and freight. In addition to product demonstrations, Paul Wainwright, global product manager for CTS participated yesterday (June 5) in a panel discussion on the importance of Internet of Things (IoT) and ITS integration, titled ‘Why the Future of Traffic Management Depends on the IoT-ITS Integration’.

The Trafficware products are comprised of fully integrated, suite of software, IoT devices and hardware solutions that provide customers with enhanced mobility and improved safety. The company’s technologies on display include:

  • Commander Rack Mount Controller – Cubic will offer an exclusive ‘first-look’ at its newest smart intersection technology. The Commander RM offers the latest in ATC technology with the most powerful processing power in the industry to address connected vehicle (CV) applications. Built for Smart Cities, the sleek form factor controller is housed in the latest Trafficware ATC Cabinet;
  • ATMS Central Transportation Management System, which delivers a powerful tool for monitoring and controlling an agency’s traffic control and ITS infrastructure. ATMS is equipped with a modern and intuitive interface and allows an agency to bring traffic network data into a single repository for a real-time, integrated view of traffic operations. Trafficware’s latest version, ATMS 2.9 will be highlighted;
  • Synchro and Sim Traffic Software – The Synchro Studio suite of products provides some of the best in traffic analysis, optimization and simulation applications. The package combines the modeling capabilities of Synchro and the micro-simulation and animation capabilities of SimTraffic with Trafficware’s 3D viewer to create the ultimate tool kit for any traffic engineer.

Gridsmart technology is successfully field-validated around the world and delivers a simple solution to solve complex problems such as adaptive traffic systems, critical safety analysis, Smart City applications, and pedestrian safety. Products on display include:

  • The Gridsmart System, which is the world’s most trusted and only field-tested, single-camera system that gathers and interprets important traffic data. Using the company’s iconic Bell Camera, Gridsmart empowers traffic engineers to adjust signal timing and traffic flow strategies and enables real-time monitoring and visual assessment;
  • Gridsmart software – the latest 19.3 update is a major leap forward for cyclist safety and intersection efficiency when complying with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) 2014 Revision 3, requiring green signal extensions to ensure cyclists have adequate cross time;
  • The Policy Smart series of podcasts dedicated to informing listeners on what is happening in the world of intelligent transportation and the future of mobility, which feature Gridsmart’s SVP of global public policy, Regina Hopper.
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Adam joined the company in 1994, and has been News Editor of TTT since 2009. In his other role as Circulation Manager, he helped create the original Traffic Technology International distribution list 23 years ago, and has been working on it ever since. Outside of work, he is a keen fisherman, runs a drumming band, and plays an ancient version of cricket.