Software & ITS Platforms

Acyclica Analyzer

The Acyclica Analyzer is a free, feature-rich, real-time analytical solution which provides a robust tool for analyzing data from not only Acyclica’s products, but other matching technologies, including license plate recognition and other Bluetooth scanning technologies. Acyclica (Analyzer Software) provides real-time traffic information for urban areas which are utilized for managing Congestion, Traffic Reporting and Origin-Destination Analysis. Main features provided include: Real-time congestion mapping, View and Analyze travel times using five algorithms (approach, departure, stop-bar as well as minimum and maximum travel times), View speed over time, View intersection delay along a route and Los Angeles Route Intersection Coordination (LARIC) performance metric for corridor delay analysis and Origin-Destination analysis.

BlueTOAD (Bluetooth Travel-time Origination And Destination)

BlueTOAD (Bluetooth Travel-time Origination And Destination) detects anonymous MAC addresses, wireless identifications used to connect Bluetooth™ technologies on mobile devices in vehicles. The system calculates travel time through analysis of subsequent detections. Travel times and road speeds are available in real-time. All data is archived for robust analysis of speed trends, origin-destination, route patterns, trip length analysis and signal timing studies.

CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) cameras (Bosch Video Client)

CCTV cameras (Bosch Video Client) provide real-time monitoring and incident detection at each approach of the intersection. City’s Traffic Management Center monitors the roadways primarily to improve response to traffic and/or weather related incidents or other obstructions to normal traffic flow. Proactive use of CCTV cameras helps to improve the TMC’s incident management productivity, dispatch response times and performance measures by providing early detection, incident verification, increased visual coverage and most importantly, motorist safety.

HERE

HERE is a global leader in the mapping and location intelligence, offering world’s best maps and location experiences across smartphones, tablets, and the web and various operating systems. The technology of HERE is based on a cloud-computing model, in which location data and services are stored on remote servers so that users have access to it regardless of which device they use. HERE captures location content such as road networks, buildings, parks and traffic patterns. It then sells or licenses that mapping content, along with navigation services and location solutions to other businesses. It’s a complete mapping app, designed to work even without a data connection so you can rely on it when traveling.High quality traffic information on here.com is generated from a multitude of reliable resources including state and regional agencies, community input, and connected devices worldwide. HERE traffic-aware routing guides the user around problematic spots by automatically adding live local traffic info to the route.

RITIS (Regional Integrated Transportation Information System)

Regional Integrated Transportation Information System (RITIS) is an automated data fusing, dissemination, and archiving system that includes many performance measure, dashboard, and visual analytics tools that help agencies gain situational awareness, measure performance, and communicate information among agencies and to the public in real-time. Participating agencies are able to view transportation and related emergency management information through innovative visualizations and use it to improve their operations and emergency preparedness.

SCATS® (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System)

SCATS® (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System) is an adaptive urban traffic management system that synchronizes traffic signals to optimize traffic flow across a whole city, region or corridor. SCATS uses a real time traffic adaptive approach to urban traffic control by measuring current traffic conditions and then adjusting Cycle Lengths, Splits and Offsets. This is based on the automatic plan selection from a library (of offsets and phase split plans) in response to the data derived from loop detectors or other road traffic sensors. This data is fed to a central computer via the traffic control signal. The computer makes incremental adjustments to signal timing based on second by second changes in traffic flow at each intersection. SCATS performs a vehicle count at each stop line and measures the gap between vehicles as they pass through each junction. As the gap between vehicles increases, green time efficiency for the approach decreases, and SCATS seeks to reallocate green time to the greatest demand.Its real–time response to changing traffic conditions ensures the most appropriate traffic signal phasing to safely direct traffic through intersections and implement maximum throughput, minimum stops and minimum delay strategies.

SunGuide® Software

SunGuide® Software is an advanced traffic management system (ATMS) software that allows FDOT to control and monitor roadside equipment and vehicle resources to facilitate traffic and incident management, disseminate traveler information to the motoring public, exchange critical information among agencies, and collect and report data regarding the operation of Florida’s transportation system. This software enables Florida TMCs to integrate numerous hardware, software, and network applications as well as exchange data with other TMCs. SunGuide® Software is based on an open architecture and enables users to manage multiple subsystems. For example, TMC operators can use the software to perform incident management tasks, obtain data from vehicle detection systems, display videos from roadside cameras, and alert motorists with messages on dynamic message signs and highway advisory radio, or by using the Florida 511 (FL511) advanced traveler information system.

Trafficware’s ATMS.now

Trafficware’s ATMS.now provides a global command post for an agency’s transportation network, allowing for integration with various technologies to optimize traffic flow and safety. It is a central management system that brings traffic network data into a single source for a real-time, integrated view of traffic operations. The intent is to help traffic engineers manage the components that contribute to smooth operation of their agency’s transportation system.ATMS.now allows multi-intersection viewing, editing, and downloading in the grouping that is relevant, making it easier to see trends and respond accordingly.ATMS.now provides continuous, real-time scanning of all controllers in the system. Status data such as detection, alarms, and signal colors are clearly presented in real time.ATMS.now offers Synchro™ import and exports as well as Time-Space Diagrams to assist engineers with fine tuning and testing coordination on various corridors.

Traffic Congestion Analysis Program

Traffic Congestion Analysis Program (developed by FAU research team) enables visualization, analysis and the assessment of the level of congestion based on the number of pixels of a Google maps captured image (user-defined area consisting of  links, corridors, intersections). A user defines a link that he/she wants to monitor by drawing the lines on top of a Google Map. Then, based on changes in Google Traffic visualization, the tool calculates a number of pixels of certain color (green, yellow, red, and black) to measure congestion of the link. Multiple links can be combined into intersections, corridors, and sub-networks to report congestion levels for various spatial scopes. The program is intended to assist traffic operators/engineers to examine the real-time traffic conditions throughout a designated area, where traffic detection is scarce or missing.

Travel-time-Based Signal Performance Measures

Travel-time-Based Signal Performance Measures (developed by FAU research team) is a tool for estimating signal performance measures based on upstream-link travel times. The tool utilizes well known concept of Volume-Delay Functions to convert measured travel times into signal performance measures. Once those measures are derived they can be displayed on Google Maps. Available performance measures for the major through movements are: volume-to-capacity ratio, Level of Service (LOS), and the number of cycles to wait. Utilization of this web application can help traffic operators/engineers to evaluate performance of their signalized corridors based on the measured travel times. The figure features application of this method on nine intersections along Glades Road in Boca Raton, Florida.

WAZE

WAZE is one of the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation apps. It is a free GPS, Mapping, Traffic and Gas app which uses real-time information from drivers nearby to help improve your commute.After typing in their destination address, users simply drive with the app open on their phone and passively share traffic and other road data. They can also take a more active role by communicating road reports regarding accidents, police locations, or any other hazards, helping the other users in the area prepare for what might be expected along the way. WAZE, also, represents an active community of online map editors who ensure that the data in their areas is as up-to-date as possible.