Officials in Gwinnett County, Georgia hope to make the frustration of rush hour traffic and the aggravation of sitting at red lights waiting for the light to change, things of the past.

July 22, 2015

ATLANTA, GA—Officials in Gwinnett County, Georgia hope to make the frustration of rush hour traffic and the aggravation of sitting at red lights waiting for the light to change, things of the past. They have installed several SmartSensor Matrix units as part of a system to reduce intersection wait times and keep traffic moving smoothly.

According to WSB-TV, traffic complaints from the area around Gwinnett Place Mall have been common, and some of the biggest complaints come from drivers stuck at red lights when there is no traffic on the cross streets. To remedy the problem, officials are replacing loop detectors with SmartSensor Matrix, in the hopes that it will lessen he amount of time drivers spend stopped at the intersections.

The new system, which began operations at the end of May 2015, uses Matrix for true presence detection of moving and stopped vehicles at the intersection stop bar. The sensors have been installed at five locations to count cars and detect the direction of movement; the data from Matrix will help officials maximize traffic flows and provide more efficient green light phases to reduce wait times and relieve congestion.

Local traffic engineers have already indicated they will install more Matrix units at other locations around the county. The original WSB-TV story can be viewed online at http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/news-technology-uses-radar-change-traffic-lights/nmHWD/#__federated=1.