SCATS (Sydney Coordinated Area Traffic System)

SCATS (Sydney Coordinated Area Traffic System)

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. Its real-time response to changing traffic conditions ensures the most appropriate traffic signal phasing to safely direct traffic through intersections. Using in-road and/or above road sensors, and by sending second by second instructions to traffic signal controllers to manage signal timings, SCATS™ automatically maximizes traffic throughput, minimizes delays and minimizes the number of stops en-route.

KEY BENEFITS


// Does not require operator intervention for its day-to-day operation
// Operators have instant access to traffic flow information, system status and faults right down to the level of a single failed lamp
// Adapts itself to the demands of changing traffic flows
// Monitors rapidly changing traffic conditions that can occur in normal traffic or especially when there is a breakdown, accident or road works or adverse weather
// Continuously adjusts signal timings cycle by cycle to optimize flow by measuring the density of vehicles in each lane
// Has language capability so that any language can be used for the main SCATS™ user interface called SCATS™ Access