Trafficware adds parking detection to its platform


Texas-based Trafficware has upgraded its flagship Central Management System with the release of Version 2.6. Six months after delivering the only commercially viable Connected Vehicle ATMS (advanced traffic management system) module for 2017 model year vehicles, the company is now adding more functionality, including a new subscription-based parking detection module, becoming the only traffic management system with this capability.

Across the USA, urban departments of transportation (DOTs) and city authorities are looking to make better use of their valuable parking real estate, and automate what has previously been a tedious manual job. Parkers are now coming to expect such services, appreciating the convenience and time savings, avoiding circling a lot looking for open spaces. The new parking detection module, using Trafficware’s patented electro-magnetic Pod Wireless Detection System, allows transportation agencies to aggregate this vehicle detection data into their central traffic management command center.

Hundreds of transportation authorities rely on Trafficware’s system to support their communities’ complex transportation networks, and the company now has more than 250 major installations with equipment deployed at more than 20,000 intersections globally. Customers, including the cities of Houston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Palo Alto, California; and Cairo in Egypt, count on Trafficware to keep them up-to-date on technical advancements and make better use of their current investments.

Since the company released its Connected Vehicle module in version 2.5 in July, the company has deployed more than 1,000 intersections and has seen major automotive companies introduce 2017 models with vehicle to infrastructure (V2I) connectivity. The Palo Alto system in Silicon Valley went live in May, and was selected as a finalist for ITS America’s ‘Best of ITS Awards’, while the system in Las Vegas that was demonstrated during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), has been featured in the media worldwide.

Beyond the new parking application, the 2.6 release includes:

• For ease of use, an Edit Categories Selection in the central management software that matches what a technician sees at the street level cabinet intersection controller;

• For power data users, a new CSV Export report will export the entire Local Vol/Occ or Split databases to an Excel or Text file;

• To provide greater ease and descriptive ability in labeling files, special database name labels were added to the editing and view screens;

• Enhanced diagnostics and more than 25 other convenience and performance enhancing additions.

“We try to distinguish ourselves by delivering consistently paced and relevant innovation. We take pride in having the central traffic management technology to be the central hub of advanced capabilities,” explained Trafficware’s CEO, Jon Newhard (below).

“Since communities are quickly moving to deploy Smart Cities technology, requiring a vast assortment of capabilities like adaptive signal technology, high-resolution data or connected vehicle intersections, we want Trafficware to be the obvious choice for leading agencies because of our rich functionality, central integration, and technical leadership, as evidenced by additional capabilities in the cloud.”

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Tom has edited Traffic Technology International (TTi) magazine and its Traffic Technology Today website since May 2014. During his time at the title, he has interviewed some of the top transportation chiefs at public agencies around the world as well as CEOs of leading multinationals and ground-breaking start-ups. Tom's earlier career saw him working on some the UK's leading consumer magazine titles. He has a law degree from the London School of Economics (LSE).