$20mn traffic control system installed in Abu Dhabi

Published June 27th, 2013 - 10:12 GMT
Aerial view of Mohammad Bin Zayed City
Aerial view of Mohammad Bin Zayed City

A Dh75 million Traffic Control System (TCS) has been installed in Mohammad Bin Zayed City in the capital, the Department of Transport (DoT) announced today.

The system, now operational in seven out of the city’s total 34 intersections following a pilot project, encompasses the deployment of smart and integrated traffic/pedestrian signals as well as a video surveillance system.

Deployed for the first time in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, the traffic signal control system will help enhance traffic in Mohammad Bin Zayed City through the reduction of recurring congestion, boosting safety level for all road users, especially at intersections, ensuring faster responses to non-recurring congestion and better travel times as well as lowering the level of fuel consumption, noise and greenhouse emissions.

Sporting state-of- art traffic management technologies, the system provides signal timing plans that use historical data to set fixed timing and demand-based plans that can be adjusted according to needs and special event plans. Besides, the system operates traffic-responsive and adaptive signal control schemes which optimise timing plans for signal network according to traffic conditions offline and in real-time based on surveillance information gathered from the traffic roadway network. The system is connected to the existing traffic control centre in Abu Dhabi as well as to the future satellite control centre to be located in Mohammad Bin Zayed City.

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