Can traffic data be used in an artistic way? Wavetronix, Orange Traffic and the city of Montreal have done just that.
A peer-to-peer adaptive system north of Houston is seeing significant improvement in traffic thanks to a custom-made timing plan and the reliability- and flexibility- of Wavetronix SmartSensors.
SmartSensor HD’s true high definition radar is helping to manage traffic, ease congestion and reduce costs on the UK’s M25 by contributing reliable data to Smart Motorways schemes like all-lanes running.
The Utah Department of Transportation awarded an adaptive system in Moab that utilized existing infrastructure including SmartSensor Matrix.
Sometimes, trying out new technology can be dangerous. SmartSensors provides a chance to be technologically advanced without the risk of being the first one out.
Multiple tests indicate SmartSensor HD maintains around 98 percent accuracy.
Sometimes, the effort to save a little bit of money ends up costing you big time.
SmartSensor HD’s accuracy, reliability and ease of use make it the perfect choice for temporary vehicle detection.
SmartSensor HD’s accurate per vehicle speed data, easy installation and low maintenance cost make it an ideal detection solution for large cities.
SmartSensor Advance’s ability to detect multiple vehicles from over 600 feet away makes it an effective solution to keep traffic flowing at each Idaho point-of-entry station.
Portable SmartSensor HD detection stations allow road managers to determine optimal times for lane closures on motorways, reducing congestion in work zones.
SmartSensor Matrix improves safety and saves tax dollars by preventing temporary road closures and reducing long-term maintenance costs at vehicle-activated intersections.
SmartSensor Advance and SmartSensor Matrix are integral parts of an Oregon system that notifies drivers of slow or stopped tunnel traffic in order to prevent rear-end collisions.
SmartSensor HD’s data helps keep visitors at Rhode Island’s T.F. Green State Airport better informed about current traffic conditions.
SmartSensor Matrix is part of a stop bar detection system at Utah intersections that gives green lights not just to drivers but also to bicyclists stopped at red lights.
Two cities in Canada have discovered the power of SmartSensor Matrix as a replacement for loops in detecting vehicles and bicycles at intersections.
South Korea’s third-largest city has adopted SmartSensor HD for an ITS system designed to improve efficiency and reduce pollution.
The Utah Department of Transportation is utilizing the power of high definition, multi-beam radar to improve the efficiency of ramp metering along Interstate 15.
The Utah Department of Transportation is using data from SmartSensors Advance and Matrix in an innovative program that publicizes the performance of signalized intersections.
SmartSensor HD is at the center of an ambitious project to combat the legendary traffic problems that plague Russia’s capital.
One of the world’s most progressive cities relies on the accuracy of SmartSensor HD’s true high definition radar to detect vehicle traffic even in severe winter weather.
The accuracy of SmartSensor HD’s dual-beam radar is helping the Texas Department of Transportation prevent semi-truck rollovers on a freeway connector ramp near Houston.
SmartSensor HD’s true high-definition radar is helping to keep traffic moving on Houston’s freeways and frontage roads.
SmartSensor HD is part of a coordinated effort to address wrong-way driving on a freeway near San Antonio, Texas, and so far, wrong-way incidents have decreased by as much as 30 percent.
SmartSensor HD’s true high definition radar installs and configures quickly without compromising accuracy or reliability – making it the ideal traffic monitoring choice for the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
SmartSensor HD is part of a system that lets Utah drivers know the appropriate speed to travel based on real-time traffic and environmental conditions.
An innovative detection system uses SmartSensor HD’s true high definition radar to combat traffic bottlenecks caused by vehicles forced to merge due to lane closures.
SmartSensor HD’s accurate and portable vehicle detections helped Heathrow officials monitor and direct traffic throughout one of the largest construction projects in modern history.
SmartSensor Matrix’s high-definition corner radar is helping to make a dangerous intersection safer as part of a system that warns approaching drivers of slow or stopped vehicles ahead.
The SmartSensor Matrix interface is now faster and features new zone templates for more flexible sensor configuration.
Astana, Kazakhstan is rapidly changing. In order to keep up with the traffic challenges that come with population growth, officials there are installing more SmartSensor Matrix radar traffic sensors to keep pace.
Officials in Seminole County, Florida are using Wavetronix SmartSensors and revolutionary performance metrics software to actively monitor the performance of 180 intersections.
Three critical intersections in the town of West Yellowstone, Montana have been equipped with SmartSensor Matrix to help control the flow of traffic accessing the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Direction Interdépartementale des Routes (DIR) first began deploying SmartSensor HD two years ago, and is in the process of replacing outdated metering stations with the non-intrusive, true high definition radar provided by HD.
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.
Southern Utah is home to some of the most beautiful rock formations in the US, and is a mecca for cyclists who come from all over for picturesque rides through Utah’s Color Country. It’s also very bike-friendly, thanks in part to the Utah Department of Transportation’s use of SmartSensor Matrix radar traffic sensors at intersections.
Wavetronix has announced it is opening a new regional sales office in Nashville, Tennessee. The office will be managed by Dan Vincent and Walter Escobar and will cover the company’s direct sales activities in Tennessee and Alabama.
An award-winning system intended to help protect the environment has been introduced to the Vietnamese city of Hanoi, and the deployment marks the first installation of Wavetronix’ SmartSensor HD in the country.
The new office at Suite 4B Gatwick House on Peeks Brook Lane in Horley offers more space, better facilities and a dedicated conference room, something that was lacking at the office’s previous location.
New user interface is easier to use and more intuitive.
Wavetronix and Iteris come to an agreement to settle patent infringment litigation filed by wavetronix.
Wavetronix France announced that they will directly provide products, services and support to the French ITS market during ATEC 2015.
A dangerous intersection on Highway 2 in Montana is being equipped with advance warning signs designed to inform drivers traveling at or above posted speeds that traffic is slowing ahead.
A road management project on the M25 that uses SmartSensor HD for detection has been recognized by the Highways Agency as “highly commended” for its cost-efficiency.
More and more, transportation officials in the UK are discovering the benefits of utilizing SmartSensor HD for vehicle detection. The accuracy and reliability of the non-intrusive HD make it an ideal solution for replacing inductive loops on one approach to the M6 Toll Road.
The partnership between Wavetronix and Beijing continues to grow as more and more SmartSensor units are being installed along the streets and highways of the third most populous city in the world.
The UDOT conference, which included exhibits, keynote addresses and classes, was attended by thousands of traffic professionals, contractors and suppliers, many of whom have contributed to UDOT’s mission.
The Wavetronix SmartSensor Matrix is being installed at a new intersection in rural Pennsylvania in order to improve traffic efficiency, and officials hope to use the installation as a model for future deployments at other rural intersections.
An impressive signal optimization project in Clark County, Washington, has been recognized by state leaders as an outstanding example of the efforts being made throughout Washington State to reduce traffic fatalities and improve driving conditions.
In the UK, intelligent transportation includes congestion management schemes on existing motorways that are safer, more efficient, more cost effective and more environmentally friendly than constructing or widening roads.
Since 2007, Pulse Magazine has sought to tell the Wavetronix story by sharing its unique insight on a variety of transportation topics while keeping readers up to date with the latest Wavetronix news and product information.
Wavetronix is adding to its North America business development team. Jan Seigler has joined Wavetronix and will serve as the company’s regional sales manager in Georgia and South Carolina, two areas that are showing great growth potential.
A coordinated effort to address wrong-way driving on a freeway near San Antonio, Texas, has led to the implementation of an extensive system that includes SmartSensor HD for vehicle detection.
Installations of SmartSensor HD are part of this larger plan to help Delaware drivers stay informed about traffic, emergencies and weather issues that may have an impact on their commute.
A high school student from the Frisco Independent School District in Texas has used SmartSensor Advance in his senior engineering design project to tackle a common danger at intersections – turn blindness.
Rapid growth has prompted Astana officials to implement an intelligent transportation system, and Wavetronix sensors have an important part to play in helping the city keep up with traffic.
During the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, Wavetronix continued its tradition of helping improve traffic conditions in the host city.
The 13th annual ITS Asia Pacific Forum, held 28–30 April in Auckland, New Zealand, featured a unique look at the culture of New Zealand, including a traditional Maori welcome. New Zealand also used the event to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ITS New Zealand.
Wavetronix is expanding its educational program to offer more opportunities, as well as industry recognition for those who participate in Wavetronix-sponsored events.
It’s a time of drastic change for the transportation industry in China and for the past decade, Wavetronix has helped bring modern intelligent transportation systems to what is becoming the fastest growing vehicle market on earth.
The new Click 650 connects SmartSensor Advance and SmartSensor Matrix directly to traffic controllers while greatly reducing its cabinet footprint.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute and the Texas Department of Transportation have deployed a unique end-of-queue warning system in work zones that aims to decrease the frequency of rear-end collisions during construction.
A unique pilot project in Florida aims to prevent collisions caused by red light runners. The Florida Department of Transportation has given the city of Jacksonville permission to install the Halo automated collision prevention system at 11 intersections, and officials hope the system, which uses SmartSensor Advance for vehicle detection, will help save lives.
The engineers at Wavetronix continue to innovate, with upgrades announced for nearly every product line. Changes include hardware and software updates, and one new Click product that promises to revolutionize traffic cabinet interfaces.
Wavetronix has added a critical position to its office staff in France, as part of ongoing efforts to meet the long-term needs of the European ITS market. Pierre Menuet joins Wavetronix as an application engineer whose responsibilities will include technical training and customer support.
A project to bring variable speed limits to one of Utah’s busiest canyon highways has been implemented by the Utah Department of Transportation.
The ATEC ITS France annual conference is recognized as one of the essential events for players in the French transportation sector. This year, Wavetronix shared its exhibit with Magsys, the authorized Wavetronix distributor in France and one of the most respected technology suppliers in the French ITS market.
City unveils a unique “in-the-box” detection scheme that uses Wavetronix radar to ensure that both vehicles and bicycles pass safely through intersections.
David Arnold received special recognition from his alma mater for his contributions as an “entrepreneurial engineer.”
The 2013 Australian ITS Summit was held in Sydney in September, with 32 exhibitors and more than 400 registrants. Attendees were able to hear about international issues and ITS projects from around the world.
Visitors to the Wavetronix kiosk were introduced to SmartSensor HD and SmartSensor Matrix and learned about the applications possible with each sensor.
A long-awaited road project in Tustin, California is nearing completion and the city is using SmartSensor Matrix in innovative ways to make the new roadway friendlier to cyclists. The Tustin Ranch Road Extension project, which will connect Interstate 5 with Von Karman Avenue in nearby Irving, has been in the works since the 1970s and is eagerly anticipated by residents, according to former Tustin Mayor Lou Bone.
Their skills and attention to detail will help us tell the Wavetronix story more effectively, especially as we expand globally.
The company selected SmartSensor HD for its ease of use and quick installation.
DRUM has been recognized as an innovation that has changed the way agencies manage construction zones.
Non-intrusive detection has become a hot topic in the ITS industry, particularly in the UK, where the Aiming for Zero initiative calls for the elimination of road work fatalities.
Employees were able to provide traffic information to drivers on variable message signs, and could alert authorities when traffic flow slowed and needed to be rerouted.
UDOT has been able to save money by implementing the system at intersections that were already equipped with SmartSensor Matrix.
The creator of Digital Wave Radar introduces new product features and a focus on applications designed to give DOTs more control over traffic.
Amey opted to mount SmartSensor HD on an adjacent lighting column in order to resolve the site’s detection issues.
Paul has been a strong advocate for Wavetronix within the UK, and we are thrilled to bring him on board.
The City of Greenville is installing SmartSensor Matrix in place of loops, which have been used in the city for more than four decades but require frequent maintenance or replacement.
SmartSensor HD will be used to monitor vehicle volumes and speeds and was chosen for its ease of use and quick installation.
A unique collaboration between public and private entities is working to improve traffic conditions on some of France’s busiest roads.
In an effort to minimize delays, the DRA is installing 10 SmartSensor HDs throughout the construction area to monitor traffic across all lanes.
Advance’s detections will now activate non-flashing signs that warn of the upcoming intersection in order to make the intersection safer for all drivers.
“It is an excellent application of radar technology, which is helping to reduce costs, avoid network delay and disruption and improve road user and worker safety.”
“Team building, friendship and motivation are just some of the benefits of being a part of something like Ragnar.”
“We have received a lot of positive feedback about Wavetronix from engineers and signal technicians in the area. In over 25 years in the traffic signal industry, I have never seen a product that is more reliable than SmartSensor.”
This represents the largest ITS deployment in British Columbia to date. HD is expected to provide the accurate occupancy, speed and volume data.
These new employees will help us solidify our position by taking better advantage of global opportunities.
“Effective dealers are an essential part of our success. The contributions they make are a vital part of our strategy, especially as we establish our presence in new markets.”
Customers will benefit because Wavetronix will have greater control over product quality.
The high-contrast, two-dimensional image created by Matrix allows the city’s traffic officials to distinguish between large- and medium-sized event exits and respond accordingly.
To date, 1,241 SmartSensor HD units have been purchased and are being installed along Moscow roads as part of the ITS Moscow project.
Forty SmartSensor HD units have been installed at mid-block locations to monitor traffic volumes and vehicle speeds on approaches to dozens of intersections.
“The radar detected gaps in traffic better than video and exhibited detection accuracy that was on par with video in good weather. It is not affected by weather or light, so its accuracy under adverse conditions would exceed video.”
Officials say the system is keeping traffic moving by keeping drivers informed of conditions.
The three patents protect Wavetronix’ method of detecting vehicles at the intersection stop bar and were originally filed as a single patent application.
The survey asked traffic engineers to identify outstanding traffic engineering products, and SmartSensor Advance, SmartSensor HD and SmartSensor Matrix were all nominated.
“In the span of just a few days I had approximately 150 phone calls congratulating me, and all of them were extremely positive. It says a lot to me about Wavetronix’ reputation and the opportunity I now have to be a part of it.”
SmartSensor Matrix had been evaluated, approved and placed on the Approved Product List in compliance with state law.
The system is designed to protect the California Independent System Operator from attack and relies on data from SmartSensor Advance
"Both shows were very successful, and we look forward to participation in the next shows in 2012."
As a result of its performance, SmartSensor HD has been recommended as a suitable radar traffic sensor for Oregon DOT's ITS applications.
The Utah Department of Transportation has set up temporary intersections and equipped them with SmartSensor Matrix, to help manage the flow of traffic in these critical work zones.
"These new locations represent a permanent presence in these areas. Customers in these areas can feel confident that Wavetronix is there to stay and prepared to support them in their projects."
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.
The new deployments are part of two separate ITS projects: 65 sensors in the Grand Rapids regions; and another 20 in the Detroit metro area.
Initial response to the new contract has been very positive.
The Wavetronix Continuing Education Program offers technical courses in the installation, use and troubleshooting of Wavetronix products; and the design of ITS and intersection systems using Wavetronix devices.
It's no surprise that Texas is one of the first in the nation to adopt the SmartSensor Matrix for intersection stop bar detection
Advance monitors the vehicles exiting the freeway and looks for vehicle speeds in relation to the entrance of the ramp
Multiple intersections have been equipped with SmartSensor Matrix and acceptance of the sensor is spreading throughout the country.
The Ministry has been most impressed with the higher level of speed accuracies over previous technologies used in the past
"Wavetronix is committed to being a technology leader, and our continued success in patenting our technologies is evidence of the innovations we've developed," says Thomas Karlinsey, a senior engineer at Wavetronix.
Radar stop bar detector named "most innovative new product" at ITS America
Move to larger office space comes in response to impressive international growth.
SmartSensor HD was selected to monitor traffic volumes and vehicle speeds because Texas officials are familiar with the sensor and were confident, from past experience, that SmartSensor HD was the best unit to meet their needs.
SmartSensor Advance "has been evaluated, approved, and placed on the Approved Product List" for dilemma zone protection applications.
In 2009, SmartSensor HD units were installed by researchers from the Oregon Institute of Technology's Traffic Engineering Laboratory to assess the system's effectiveness.
To accommodate that growth, the company has moved its headquarters to a larger office space in Provo, Utah; and it has established regional sales offices overseas in order to better respond to needs in the international market.
Benefits of investing in ITS include job creation and economic growth; the US Department of Transportation says an average of 50 percent of ITS spending goes directly to wages.
The system has been used to great success on several UK road projects since 2007, including the Dartford Tunnel and Bell Common Tunnel projects.
Acting engineer of operations Aaron Weatherholt writes, "Microwave based non-intrusive, dynamic dilemma zone protection is a promising technology to improve safety at the high speed approaches of signalized intersections."
Patents have also been granted to protect Wavetronix' digital signal generation process.
The purchase of these sensors is part of the city's initiative to improve the effectiveness of its traffic management system.
The 500 series of DIN-rail mountable modules allows programmers to build custom applications to enhance their communication cabinets.
Officials with the Utah Department of Transportation say the goal is to maintain the road's efficiency while simultaneously increasing safety, especially for the road's heavy truck traffic.
Florida has more SmartSensors installed than any other state, and both sensors have been included in several key deployments.
Study participants found that, despite constant congestion, SmartSensor HD had 97.88 percent accuracy for the total hourly volume compared to manual counts.
Far Data selected SmartSensor HD for its traffic detection because it is non-intrusive, works in all weather conditions and is highly accurate.
"Planning officials will be able to use the data to determine future usage and funding needs, both for day-to-day traffic and for future events like this," says Mike Rose, Wavetronix vice president of sales. "This will be enormously valuable information."
"We're going to be looking at the detection and operation of every traffic signal UDOT owns," Kinnecom said. "We're going to upgrade the detection to make it work as efficiently as we can."
Mohammed Hikmet, director of HMI, says, "These installations demonstrate the unique flexibility of the SmartSensor HD to provide detection accuracy in both the local council data planning location and the ITS freeway location."
Wavetronix takes patent protections very seriously and has shown a commitment to enforcing patent laws.
UDOT is using HD's per vehicle speed data to calculate travel times, which are displayed on variable message signs along with I-15 trip times so commuters can choose the route that best serves their purposes.
FDOT's regional traffic management center can vary the speed limit in response to rush hour or accidents and other congestion-causing incidents.
The study team found up to 28 percent reductions in mainline traffic volume during congested periods.
Visibility in a tule fog is typically less than an eighth of a mile; over a twenty year period, these fogs were responsible for more than 200 crashes, 130 injuries and 18 fatalities.
Cape Town is taking advantage of new traffic monitoring technologies and is deploying several SmartSensor HD units in a first-of-its-kind system in the region.
The system is designed to reduce the number of wildlife-related crashes that occur along this stretch of Highway 160.
Like many states, Hawaii sees the benefits of utilizing a single detection technology for both planning and ITS applications
"The average rate of [red light running] incidences per unit time is decreased by more than 3 times with the use of the SmartSensor."
DataView will be sold as part of the Command line of data management appliances beginning in September, 2008.
The system uses adaptive methods to control traffic signaling on three of the city's busiest roads, and it uses SmartSensor to monitor traffic.
Both reports can be useful, especially for smaller, city- and county-based transportation departments. The expansion is available for both the Desktop and Server editions of Command DataCollector.
More than 70 sensors have been purchased by UDOT as part of the agency's ongoing efforts to improve intersection safety and efficiency.
"I believe this is the first evacuation system to offer video, weather, vehicle detection and wireless communications all on one portable, solar-powered platform," says Noah Jenkin, ASTI's director of sales.
Mike Rose, vice president of sales at Wavetronix, says China selected SmartSensor HD because of its ability to accurately detect vehicle volumes and per vehicle speeds.
Florida has the greatest number of SmartSensor and SmartSensor HD units in deployment.
District 8 will use SpeedMap to monitor a sensor network consisting of Econolite Autoscope video detectors, GRR Canoga Microloops and several SmartSensor HD units from Wavetronix
The Purdue study compared the Wavetronix Advance intersection radar system to buried loops
DataCollector 2.2 allows these two disconnected groups to share sensor networks, giving them access to identical data while still allowing each department to maintain as much autonomy as they wish.
The sensors will collect the volume data that Planning uses to track seasonal changes in traffic.
Portland is using SmartSensor Advance to help improve safety at intersections with high freight traffic.
DIA will use SmartSensor HD to monitor traffic volumes year-round; they will also use the sensor data to generate trip times.
Deploys more than 1,100 SmartSensors to create one of the largest continuous detection corridors in the U.S.
Latest version offers new features, improved functionality
Like all Command data appliances, SpeedMap is an integrated software/hardware solution that is ready for immediate deployment as soon as it is removed from its box.
"The capability and cost of DataCollector seemed to fit our needs, and we trusted Wavetronix to provide us with a real turn-key solution."
Illinois DOT project named 2006 ITS Midwest Project of the Year
In Taiwan, officials in Taipei City selected SmartSensor for deployment after extensive evaluation.
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The Wavetronix Click! product line has announced several new products, as well as new applications that are currently available as part of the Wavetronix Certified Systems series.
With high-definition radar, SmartSensor HD is able to provide features unavailable from any competitive device.
"DataTranslator integrates with virtually any network, providing a much-needed service to the intelligent transportation industry."
Mr. Hagen joined Wavetronix in 2002 and served as the product manager for the Wavetronix Command line of traffic data management appliances prior to this promotion.
"Our primary goal is to reduce accidents by allowing the high speed approaches more time, when needed, to clear the intersection."
The new SmartSensors will be installed along Interstate 15 between Interstate 215 and U.S. 95; and on CC 215 between Decatur Blvd and I-15.
Wavetronix had a dual presence at the 2005 ITS World Congress in San Francisco, hosting not one, but two exhibits aimed at reinforcing the company's position as a leader in the intelligent transportation industry.
"We entered this market with a goal to be the best in the industry, and we've accomplished that. We're not just keeping pace, we're setting the pace and changing the way people manage traffic."
SmartSensor will be used to monitor vehicle presence, occupancy and speed; the city will use this data to manage congestion and plan for future projects. Wavetronix is represented in the project by Advanced Traffic Products, Inc. of Everett, Washington, an authorized Wavetronix dealer.
FAST is an aggressive ITS implementation designed to manage current traffic congestion and anticipate the city's future transportation needs.
ITIP is a federal initiative that encourages heavily congested municipal areas to utilize intelligent transportation systems by offering federal money for system implementation.
David Arnold, CEO and co-founder of Wavetronix, says patents are a valuable and necessary part of technological innovation because they encourage businesses to take risks. "We have a responsibility to use the patents we've received to protect our technology."
Sixty-five Wavetronix SmartSensors are being installed along Interstate 15 and US 95 through downtown as part of Nevada's Freeway and Arterial System of Transportation (FAST) project.
"Approval in New York was important for us because a lot of the industry looks to New York as a good example of active ITS implementation."
"We believe we have a superior product, and we will continue to develop cutting edge technology in pursuit of safer, more efficient roads."February 19, 2004
Mr. Day joins Wavetronix as the company expands its presence in Asia with additional sensor installations in Taiwan and China.
"We are very excited about the opportunity Wavetronix has to continue to partner with Taiwan in solving their ITS needs with SmartSensor."
"This contract means a lot to Wavetronix because we were selected for the quality of our product and not because we were the lowest bidder."
The event gives companies like Wavetronix the opportunity to show Congress the tools currently being used to make existing roadways more efficient.
"This patent reinforces our position as a leader in traffic radar technology, and Wavetronix will continue to develop cutting edge technology in pursuit of safer, more efficient roadways."
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