Bluetooth Sensors for Traffic Control

VolkerStevin in association with Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council  have installed Bluetooth censors which can pick up and identify signals from mobile phones. These have been attached to lighting columns at various locations of the Traffic Management control area. The signals from mobile phones situated within waiting vehicles are used to track waiting times.

This data is then fed to a tablet, managed by a single operative to provide accurate waiting times to control the traffic lights. This provides a safe solution, minimises motorist tempers and equalises traffic flow in the opposing directions.

This was reported in June 2018 and has been refined continuously to the extent it is now automatic and there is also a monitor which is colour coded to reflect the traffic conditions. This technology has proved invaluable for the control of traffic in the area. It is anticipated its use will be through to the end of the works late summer 2020.

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Monitor Report. VBA Ltd. West Yorkshire. February 2019.

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