An energy efficient and transportable full-colour VMS that can be rapidly and temporarily deployed to manage traffic congestion and provide public with real-time travel information.
Addinsight traffic intelligence data, low power satellite communications, solar powered full colour trailer-mounted graphical Variable Message Sign (VMS).
Typical trailer signs provide basic messages to road users such as ‘Expect delays’ with little information on real time traffic conditions.
DPTI, through the Future Mobility Lab Fund sought a value-add solution to help reduce congestion by informing road users in a safe and effective manner.
It aimed to connect the Addinsight traffic intelligence system to a trailer-mounted graphical Variable Message Sign (VMS) that was also satellite, GPS and 3G enabled.
This would allow remote monitoring and control of the VMS display and give road users automatic real-time travel information to better inform their route and reduce congestion.
SAGE designed, developed and proved the technology, in a live prototype trial. This involved integrating the Addinsight traffic intelligence data, low power satellite communications and a solar powered full colour VMS into one neat, trailer-housed solution.
The trailer was trialled on a major road where route decision-making is critical, and community feedback was positive. Collaboration with DPTI was critical to the project’s success.
A new Intelligent Transport System technology - the first of its kind for the industry - has been developed and proven. The transportable VMS can be deployed at a moment’s notice with minimal set up, and gives road authorities more traffic management capability through the Addinsight system and satellite communication.
SAGE is receiving interest from a number of road authorities, and the solution is now ready to be deployed.
Features and benefits
Road user benefits
Regular commuters stand to benefit from more transparency of live road conditions, whether it be for a temporary event, road works or unexpected delays on their regular route.
Drivers can make informed decisions of the best route to take, which in turn, alleviates congestion for major roads.