In total, nearly a hundred different sites have been identified for installation by the end of the year, and officials are confident many more sites will be identified in the future.
September 30, 2010
PROVO, UT—The safety and efficiency benefits of SmartSensor Advance have taken the United States by storm, but nowhere are those benefits more evident than in Pennsylvania. After extensive evaluation, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved SmartSensor Advance for use in the state, and they have begun installing the device near intersections throughout the state.
Pennsylvania's use of Advance began at the city-level in King-of-Prussia, where a unit was installed at a single intersection. The sensor was tested for a year before being approved for use at the state level, and now that initial installation has grown to over 50. In total, nearly a hundred different sites have been identified for installation by the end of the year, and officials are confident many more sites will be identified in the future. Wavetronix is represented in Pennsylvania by Signal Control Products of Souderton, PA.
Advance's SafeArrival technology was one of the main features that drew PennDOT's interest, but they have also been very pleased with the efficiency benefits. "Advance was installed at three consecutive intersections on a high-speed corridor that saw heavy congestion with significant backups from one intersection to the next," says Brent Padilla, a Wavetronix sales manager. "The sensors have worked so well, those backups have been virtually eliminated."