Trafficware Projects Selected as Best of ITS Award Finalists

HOUSTON--()--Houston-based Trafficware, one of the nation’s foremost providers of traffic signal control technology, has two of its projects selected as finalists in the “Best of ITS Showcase.” The winner will be announced today at the Best of ITS Showcase & State DOT Reception at the Intelligent Transportation Society Annual Meeting in Detroit at Cobo Center.

Trafficware projects highlighted for excellence include:

  1. TidalWave™, a live streaming traffic information service powered by SWIM.AI machine-learning and edge computing (SWIM.AI was just named 2018 Cool Vendor in IoT Analytics by Gartner). The TidalWave service is now available nationally and is based on the original work developed in Silicon Valley for the first open source traffic data used in connected vehicle applications (also a 2016 Best of ITS finalist).

    The first of its kind, ‘intelligent edge’ architecture is designed for use by connected vehicle, smart cities, and ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) markets. TidalWave uses a disruptive approach based on edge learning, providing high resolution live data from city intersections in less than a second from actual conditions and reduces the raw data volume by a factor of over 1,000. It also streams timing plan and signal performance data directly from each intersection to an API for access by 3rd party applications, such as driverless cars.
  2. Proving a Point: City of Baytown's SynchroGreen Adaptive Signal Timing Validation for Precise Traffic Analysis, a Best of ITS Texas Winner, Fall 2017
    Baytown is a major hub for oil refining, chemical, plastics and rubber manufacturing outside of Houston. The City implemented adaptive signal control on busy corridors that are vital links for a large concentration of commercial and retail businesses that cause unpredictable levels of congestion. With funding from the Texas Department of Transportation, the deployment, managed 100% by the city, included three corridors controlling 37 intersections or over 40% of the City’s 90 intersections. To measure overall system effectiveness, Baytown utilized data from BlueTOAD Bluetooth readers for historical travel time comparisons. Before and after data clearly showed travel-time improvements of 20-25% on average.

For more information on both projects, visit Trafficware’s booth #310 or call 281-269-6512.

About Trafficware

Trafficware specializes in research, design, and development of electronic equipment and enterprise software to support the transportation industry. Trafficware’s almost four decades of industry expertise includes hands-on experience solving traffic management challenges, earning the company a reputation for unmatched quality. Trafficware’s projects won consecutive Best of ITS Texas awards. The company’s flagship Synchro® with SimTraffic Simulation and Analysis Software product alone is used by engineers in more than 90 countries. The company also manufactures a full line of traffic equipment at its 100,000 square-foot technology center outside Houston, Texas. Trafficware’s growth is backed by KRG Capital Partners, a private equity firm with more than $4 billion in capital.

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