Radar stop bar detector named "most innovative new product" at ITS America

May 04, 2010

PROVO, UT—Wavetronix LLC, the worldwide market leader in radar traffic detection and monitoring, is pleased to announce that SmartSensor Matrix has won the 2010 Best of ITS award for Best New Innovative Product. The company accepted the award at a ceremony held Monday, May 3, 2010, as part of the ITS America show in Houston, Texas.

"Wavetronix is thrilled to have SmartSensor Matrix recognized as an innovative product," says Brian Hagen, executive vice president and COO at Wavetronix. "Matrix leverages proven technologies and represents a radical new approach to accurate intersection detection."

SmartSensor Matrix is the first multi-lane radar traffic sensor designed specifically for intersection stop bar detection. Each sensor generates 16 separate high-resolution radar beams to create a high-contrast, two-dimensional image of an approach that tracks vehicles, distinguishes lanes and accurately detects vehicles.

"This award really recognizes the efforts the Wavetronix engineering team has made over the last decade to perfect radar traffic detection and solve the problems that plague traditional detection methods," Hagen says.

SmartSensor Matrix is now actively deployed throughout the United States, and several cities have already reported significant benefits. The Utah Department of Transportation notes, "[We] are finding operational benefits using the SmartSensor Matrix: We have been able to reduce our passage time. The main benefit of short passage times is reduced overall vehicle delay. Other benefits include reduced air pollution from idling vehicles; less gasoline consumed; less wear and tear on vehicles and pavement; and reduced driver frustration."

According to ITS America, the Best of ITS Awards are given each year to the "most innovative, effective, and influential achievements" in the intelligent transportation system industry. For more information about the awards, visit itsa.org.