Smart traffic systems in place in United Arab Emirates city

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 17, 2015 12:43

Smart traffic systems in place in United Arab Emirates city


Intelligent Traffic Control Systems have been introduced at all signalised intersections in Mohammad Bin Zayed City in Abu Dhabi to improve the traffic flow, the Department of Transport (DoT) announced on Sunday (15 March).

The project involved installing intelligent and integrated traffic and pedestrian signals as well as a traffic video surveillance system across 40 intersections in the city.

The first-of-its-kind system to be deployed in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the £13.8 million traffic control system will help ease traffic movement in Mohammad Bin Zayed City by cutting vehicular congestion and boosting levels of safety for all road users, especially at intersections. Also, the system ensures faster responses to non-recurring congestion in addition to its environmental advantages such as lowering vehicular fuel consumption, noise and carbon dioxide emissions.

“This innovative system enables traffic signals to provide real-time response to traffic via an advanced central control system that is installed in all Mohammad Bin Zayed City intersections. The system is also linked to advanced CCTV networks and ground sensors that have been deployed in the city. It uses an internal simulation system to analyse real-time traffic based on previous data and projected traffic volumes at these signals,” said Hamad Adel Al Afeefi, Acting Director of Traffic Management and Technology (TMT) at the DoT.

He added that the intelligent traffic system boasts the ability to operate and implement signal control programmes in response to traffic data and the information collected from road network surveillance. It also adapts to this data to improve traffic signals network timing and performance whilst reducing the time spent on each trip, and minimising waiting periods at each intersection.

Story: Gulf News.com

Thinking Highways
By Thinking Highways March 17, 2015 12:43