The South African city of Tshwane has trusted SICE to provide its inhabitants with the benefit of cutting edge technology in the field of advanced urban traffic systems.
The City of Tshwane (COT), as part of its city wide programme for an integrated rapid public transport network (IRPTN), has chosen SICE technology for the supply, installation, and commissioning of an integrated traffic management system (ITMS). The SICE UTC System, ADIMOT, will allow the COT to better manage their road network and in particular provide priority to public transport vehicles and facilitate public transport operations.
ITMS will form a modular, open and expandable system of various intelligent transportation system (ITS) applications and components. The initial installation will provide a platform that can be added to in future years but will initially on providing a traffic management and information system (TMIS) and an area traffic control system (UTC) as its first active components.
To reach these goals, the project includes the installation of 200 SICE’s traffic controllers, tactic and strategic vehicle detectors (loops and digital image processing), variable message signs, parking control system, a control center, and an integrated telecommunications network for the whole IRPTN system, among other items.
The project is worth over €10m and also includes the maintenance of all the equipment provided. It is the first project to be undertaken by SICE in the field of urban traffic in the Sub-Saharan region, thereby strengthening the company’s presence in this rapidly and constantly growing market and confirming the global strategy followed in recent years.
About the Tshwane
Tshwane is the second largest municipality in Gauteng and is among the six biggest metropolitan municipalities in South Africa. The following towns and townships form part of the Municipality’s area: Pretoria, Centurion, Akasia, Soshanguve, Mabopane, Atteridgeville, Ga-Rankuwa, Winterveld, Hammanskraal, Temba, Pienaarsrivier, Crocodile River and Mamelodi. Pretoria, as one components of Tshwane, is the administrative capital of South Africa and houses the Union buildings.