Smart city Chula Vista selects Trafficware for adaptive signaling
The Houston-based firm will deploy this system at 28 intersections along three major roads in the Californian smart city
The City of Chula Vista, in southern California–engaged in a number of smart city projects–has selected Trafficware’s SynchroGreen adaptive signal technology, which allows a smart signal intersection to adapt to traffic patterns in real time.
Trafficware partnered with San Diego-based consultant Urban Systems Associates and Southwest Traffic Systems to present a comprehensive solution. The system will optimize timing at 28 intersections along three major roads in Chula Vista.
“Deploying systems for ‘smart intersections’ that quickly respond to traffic patterns will improve mobility in our community and is a vital component of the long-term strategy to lay a foundation for ‘Smart Cities’ infrastructure,” Chula Vista director of engineering & capital projects/city engineer Bill Valle, said.
On average, these three major corridors carry approximately 40,000 to 50,000 vehicles per day providing access to and from Interstate 805 and State Route 125. These streets provide direct access to local elementary and middle schools, as well as a community college located on the eastern end of the project area. Due to the local significance of these streets, their fluctuating traffic volumes, the selected area was an ideal location for an adaptive traffic signal control system that can respond to the current traffic patterns, the Chula Vista city government said.
The SynchroGreen adaptive system makes real-time decisions and aims to improve travel times, minimize delays, and reduce emissions at intersections by facilitating both vehicular and pedestrian demands. The new technology is scheduled to be deployed by the first quarter of 2018.
“California agencies including Palo Alto and Santa Clara County in Silicon Valley, Oakland, Walnut Creek, Napa, Concord, Livermore, San Leandro, Cupertino, Alameda County, Hesperia and Victorville to name a few, are deploying Trafficware’s advanced transportation systems,” said Jeff Spinazze, Trafficware senior vice president. “This technology will not only address complex traffic problems today, but also address initiatives like connected/autonomous vehicles and signal performance measures, Spinazze added.
Headquartered Houston, Texas, the firm specializes in research, design, and development of electronic equipment and enterprise software for the transportation and smart city enablement industries.