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SAGE extends traffic signal capability to help make commuting easier

Published: November 18, 2021 - Updated: November 18, 2021

SAGE Automation continues to build its transport offering, further complementing the release of data capture devices with new initiatives in traffic signalling.


Adaptive traffic signals depend on algorithms that are backed by strong data. Without that critical data, road authorities can be constrained by limited visibility on their network, making it harder to manage traffic flow.


Being able to use non-invasive technologies in addition to current devices on the network can enable improved decision making – backed by rich data.


“We know how crucial data is for enabling real-time decision making, and we’ve seen that integrating different devices on the traffic signal network can provide a much clearer picture. We also know that accessing expertise in adaptive traffic signals has been a real challenge for the industry,” said Damian Hewitt, Head of Smart Cities and Future Mobility at SAGE Group.


The challenge of accessing expertise is set to change, as SAGE Automation welcomes a new member to its transport team.


Recently joining SAGE in the role of National Traffic Algorithm Development Manager, Christian Chong-White is working closely with clients to demonstrate how adaptive traffic signals can be integrated and enhanced with other systems and devices to create value from automation.


Christian Chong-White National Traffic Algorithm Manager

Christian brings a deep understanding of traffic signal algorithms and hands-on experience with one of the most used traffic control systems in Australia – known as Sydney Co-ordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS).


While working for Transport for NSW, Christian was integral in the development and field deployment of traffic algorithms and system design of SCATS for more than 18 years. SCATS uses adaptive control methods to manage traffic flow and has been deployed in more than 180 cities around the world.


Christian’s work includes traffic simulation analysis of control algorithms, as well as design and measurement of performance metrics. His knowledge extends to SCATS alternative detection integration and evaluation, demonstrating industry experience that is well-suited to SAGE’s growing transport offering.

Building on the current traffic signal capabilities

The addition of Christian’s experience to the team opens many opportunities for road authorities and councils to build upon the current traffic signal capability.


The ability to empower road authorities to build on their current systems, and enable further innovation provides a huge benefit not just for clients, but also for the public.


Connecting disparate systems and utilising non-invasive technology with devices, such as Addinsight and SAGE Edge, will put usable data in more clients’ hands. Coupled with the wider offering from SAGE, local councils and road authorities will have the ability to make better decisions and take advantage of critical automation.


“Having a project-wide design and delivery capability within one business is really unique. SAGE has a great innovation capability, supported by real-time traffic intelligence devices, engineering and on-the-ground delivery. I’m looking forward to being part of developing this capability across the entire transport sector, particularly with the recent acquisition of Addinsight, and the intelligence Addinsight offers,” said Christian.  


SAGE is committed to the ongoing development of platforms to better support operations, infrastructure planning and event response to enable more effective congestion management.


To find out more about the work we’re doing in the transport sector, browse our case studies.

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