Traffic Lights in India’s Silicon Valley set to go Intelligent

Published By : 01 Jun 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH

Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India and one of the largest IT hubs in the country is planning to go all out in its bid to decongest the traffic situation in the city. Traffic police in Bengaluru will be implementing real time monitoring systems of traffic at major junctions and thereby syncing traffic lights based on the live feed. If the second phase of the Bangalore Traffic Improvement Project goes as planned, then the city is likely to be witness to the implementation of intelligent traffic signal systems, which form a major part of the INR 175 crore project.

Virtual Loops to Help Reduce Wastage of Green Time at Signals

Presently, Bengaluru ha an estimated 353 installed traffic signals, most of which are synchronized with countdown timers. Henceforth, the traffic signals will be automated so as to better manage the traffic flow with the help of surveillance cameras installed at all the major junctions. With the help of virtual loops, the cameras will be able to track vehicle presence. These new systems, by mapping vehicles in the vicinity, will bring into force dynamic signal timings. This will ensure that green time at traffic signals is not wasted. For instance, if a traffic signal gives vehicles 50 seconds of green time and traffic flow at a particular junction or time is not much after 30 seconds, the virtual loop can switch to another signal at the same junction. 

Improving Accuracy on Vehicle Presence Noted

Officials at Bharat Electronics, a state run program, have found that the accuracy percentage on vehicle presence was a 100 per cent, while on that of vehicle count it was 70 to 80 per cent. Tackling VIP movement is one of the key challenges that the transportation department has been facing and the installation of the intelligent transport systems hopes to address this issue in the city. 

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