Clearview Intelligence has won a contract to provide of wireless vehicle detection kit across the city of Newcastle and the wider North East England region using its M100 product range for use on traffic signal controls.
The ITT Schedule 3a – Lot 1 tender not only includes supply of kit but also provision of training to the council’s installation and maintenance teams. The win has already resulted in the placing of an order for a junction upgrade that is under design with the expectation of further orders throughout 2018 and beyond.
Andy Salotti, Director of Solutions for Clearview commented, “It’s great to see councils addressing the issue of congestion across their road networks, whilst being mindful of improving workers safety. The use of technology on our roads is the key to ensuring future generations of road users are not sitting in one large traffic jam”.
Clearview Intelligence says its M100 Wireless Vehicle Detection system is an accurate, easy to install and cost-effective alternative to inductive loops. A small sensor sits is embedded into the centre of the lane and detects vehicles above it using magnetometer readings. It then communicates this information wirelessly to the traffic signals. It is suitable for a range of applications, including traffic signal control systems such as MOVA and SCOOT and for vehicle detection in MIDAS applications.
The contract also covers the Gateshead area where the Council said it wished to have wireless vehicle detection used on appropriate future traffic signals as this will “reduce roadworks and be less invasive on the carriageways, meaning less congestion for local communities and safer working environments for highway engineers”.