Clearview Traffic Group has been working in partnership with Amey to deliver the Traffic Scotland operations and infrastructure services contract (TSOISC) on behalf of Transport Scotland.
As part of this contract, Amey is responsible for delivering a journey time service that provides 100% data coverage of the extents of the Scottish trunk road network.
Central to this project is the deployment of an accurate and reliable, real-time multi-point system for tracking journey time data across the Transport Scotland road network. Clearview Traffic’s M830 system was selected over other Bluetooth journey time systems and other forms of monitoring, including automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) alternatives.
The initial deployment is now nearing completion with over 90 M830 Bluetooth traffic monitoring devices from Clearview Traffic already at the roadside and reporting back data. With the next phase due to start in the coming months, data from these units will be used to provide accurate real time journey information to road users in Scotland via the Traffic Scotland website, their mobile app and VMS signs at the roadside.
Nick Lanigan, managing director of Clearview Traffic, said: “At a fraction of the cost of an equivalent traditional ANPR system, the M830 journey time system provides a low cost, simple to deploy solution to record and analyse journey time, traffic speed and congestion data. This data is critical in empowering travellers to make informed decisions about their onward journey, enabling them to determine the most practical route for them, whilst also benefiting other road users through reduced congestion, fuel consumption and lower emissions.”