Smart Signals Webinar Recap
In conjunction with WDCSITE, David Nguyen, founder of ThruGreen, and Jon Bondanella of TS&T led a webinar to discuss ThruGreen’s new technology for adaptive traffic control systems on May 14th, 2020. The technology includes an application that can transmit data from drivers’ smart phones to an installed device in the traffic light controller. The device is set to detect incoming vehicles, store their information and supplement it to the current signal timing plan. The signals communicate this information and adapt to changes in traffic condition to improve the progression of traffic and reduce the amount of time that travelers spend idling.
Areas highlighted in the discussion included pedestrian detection, prioritizing emergency vehicles, buses, and data security. Also discussed during the webinar were the infrastructure needs to implement smart signals and social behavior challenges as we move towards digitized roadways and connected signals. Many thanks to David and Jon for leading the charge on WDCSITE’s inaugural virtual meeting.