Intelematics brings predictive traffic signalling technology to Australia
Mobility and traffic technology company Intelematics has today on 28th Feb’2023 that it will partner with US-based Traffic Technology Services (TTS) to bring predictive traffic signalling technology to Australia.
Predictive traffic signalling is a new category of vehicle safety technologies which allows road authorities to share live traffic signal and freeway signage data with vehicles to optimise road networks and improve driver safety.
TTS is the leading provider of infrastructure content for connected vehicles in the United States and Europe. Their core service solutions include Personal Signal Assistant® (PSA) and Personal Freeway Assistant (PFA) – used by companies including the Volkswagen Group (which includes VW, Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley), Mercedes, and Ford. TTS’ service spans more than 110 metro regions at more than 60,000 signalised intersections in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Norway, France and China.
Australia will be the first region in the Asia-Pacific region to trial TTS’ PSA and PFA solutions. Intelematics will work with vehicle manufacturers and state-based road authorities to evaluate and roll out the technologies.
PSA provides predictive traffic signal data which tells drivers when lights will change before they reach an intersection – allowing them to prepare and slow down. PFA brings live freeway information, such as speed limit or lane closure data, to the driver via their dashboard – ensuring they can make informed decisions before they reach busy intersections, approach accidents or encounter roadworks.
Intelematics CEO Nick Marks, said: “This new generation of road safety technologies will allow us to predict and dynamically respond to changing road conditions. By giving road authorities the ability to see traffic flows in real time and drivers the ability to make more informed decisions when on the road, we will be creating smarter, safer and more efficient road networks.
“As a leader in mobility and traffic technology, we are pleased to be at the forefront of this safety evolution and partnering with TTS, vehicle manufacturers and state road authorities to bring the benefits of this technology to life in Australia,” he adds.
TTS CEO Thomas Bauer, said: “Australian metro areas have many long, signalised corridors that carry high volumes of passengers and freight . This means Australia is primed for the adoption of predictive traffic signalling technologies and is the perfect launchpad for TTS’ expansion of this important technology into Asia-Pacific.
“By partnering with Intelematics and drawing on their deep experience and strong connections with vehicle manufacturers and governments, we believe we can help to advance vehicle and road safety in Australia – and ultimately save more lives,” he adds.
The TTS partnership is the second global technology partnership announced by Intelematics in the past twelve months. In May, Intelematics also announced a new partnership with global IoT solutions provider, Aeris, to bring Aeris’ connected vehicle platform, the Aeris Mobility Suite (AMS), to local vehicle manufacturers and distributors in Australia and New Zealand. Intelematics aims to conduct proof of concept trials in Australia this year.
The addition ofT TTS’ predictive signalling solutions expands Intelematic’s market-leading vehicle safety technology portfolio, which already includes its Asure and Omniwayplatforms