Swarco Traffic Systems GmbH installed 108 TDC1-PIR low-power traffic detectors, integrated via ADEC’s solar-powered BS2 IoT gateway into the SWARCO Gecko Cloud. Aggregated five-minute interval data from 108 measurement points helps city officials to optimise traffic flow by adapting traffic light timing.
Mr Guido Kugel, product manager of Detection and Data at Swarco Traffic Systems, explains: “The traffic management system includes a SWARCO Urban Traffic Control Centre and 198 connected traffic signals. It uses traffic data from the ADEC detectors and IoT gateways to capture real-time traffic situation information and compare it with traffic data collected at the traffic signals. The data thus collected is analysed and evaluated to feed into the traffic control module of the city of Regensburg. We were looking for a solar-powered solution with proven detection capabilities. The client has been specifically searching for a solution that would be self-sufficient and not require any special infrastructure. Therefore, only a solar-powered system with direct cellular connectivity to the SWARCO MyCity Cloud system was an option for us. In fact, the installation was completed end of July 2020 and we can now confirm that the installation performed well through the foggy winter months with low solar irradiation.”
Andreas Hartmann, managing director at ADEC Technologies, emphasises the good cooperation between the stakeholders in jointly working to deliver this solution, which is thus far the largest installation with ADEC solar-powered BS2 IoT gateways.
ADEC Technologies is a privately-held manufacturer of non-intrusive traffic detectors based in Switzerland.
Swarco Traffic Systems GmbH: The largest company in the SWARCO Group acts as a system integrator for traffic signal systems and intersection control systems, motorway and tunnel guidance systems, parking guidance systems and charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, including the associated software development. A Germany-wide network of service technicians ensures that the traffic technology systems are ready for use and well maintained at all times. The company is shaping the mobility of the future through solutions for connected, cooperative driving, holistic parking and charging management of fleets and cities and nitrogen reduction in cities.