Bright future: Patrick Lauzière of Orange Traffic
Orange Traffic describes its new Intersect open-source rack card as ‘Fitting a smartphone into a traffic light controller’. It allows authorities and consultants to write applications (apps) to control the signals and collect and process data from various sensors including loops and radar.
The card can be fitted into NEMA TS2 Type 1 detector-racks and comes with Ethernet, cellular, GPS, DSRC and Bluetooth communication options as well as three serial ports to connect a variety of sensors.
Depending on the applications installed on the Intersec card, the instrumented controllers can collect demographic data (vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians etc.) and communicate with each other and the control centre sending encrypted information by wired or wireless means.
The card can be installed
in minutes and apps for new functions can be remotely added to the Linux-based operating system.
Montreal is serving as the test bed for the Ontario-based company’s technology.