US firm Image Sensing Systems has supplied remote traffic microwave sensor (RTMS) G4 radars to the Canadian city of Vancouver for traffic management on Highway 99 over the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

The highway, also called the Sea to Sky Highway, rises from the Strait of Georgia to Whistler Mountain, the site where many Olympic events will be held.

The RTMS radars will monitor traffic conditions, display the highway’s speed-map representation and determine travel time for commuters.

Highway 99 operator Miller-Capilano’s assistant operations manager Tom Cloutier said the solution is a wireless component and accurate traffic reporting, in conjunction with the management software assured that they have the information for their operations.

“We needed a solution that was not intrusive to our highway operations,” Cloutier said.