Trafficware releases latest version of its central traffic management system


At last week’s International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA) Forum & Expo in Scottsdale, Arizona, Trafficware released the next installment of Central Management System.

Version 2.7 of Trafficware’s flagship central transportation management system now includes more than 20 updates and new features and reports, which are the result of input from the hundreds of customers across the USA and the rest of the world.

One of the most sought-after features is the expanded integration of TrafficCast’s BlueToad Bluetooth-based real-time vehicle data onto Bing Maps, allowing traffic engineers immediate access to the most up-to-date travel times, current speeds, historical speeds, and speed limit data to respond effectively to roadway conditions. The user will also have the ability to define which devices are displayed on the Bing Map at specified zoom levels for yet another layer of visibility into their transportation network.

Since communities are quickly moving to deploy smart cities technology, requiring access to data-driven capabilities such as connected vehicles, ‘smart signals’ or adaptive signal control, Trafficware is investing in technology that provides rich functionality, central integration, cloud-based capabilities and technical leadership. This includes being able to integrate data from best-in-class applications, such as BlueToad sensors.

Texas-based Trafficware has more than 250 major installations with equipment deployed at more than 40,000 intersections globally. Cities including Houston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Orlando, Florida; New Orleans, Lousiana; Palo Alto, California; and Cairo in Egypt, rely on the company’s system for their complex transportation networks, as do the states of New York, Louisiana and South Carolina.

“Transportation authorities invested in because they wanted the latest technology in their central transportation management system. We have had a steady cadence of biannual releases of over the past few years to keep pace with the changes in technology and the needs of our customer base. These agencies wanted confidence that their technology could grow with the future of Smart Cities, and we are delivering consistently paced and relevant innovation,” explained Trafficware’s CEO, Jon Newhard.

“We take pride in making central traffic management technology the central hub of advanced capabilities, including the only central transportation management system with productized capabilities in connected vehicles.”

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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).