Open platform for transition to smart cities from Orange Traffic
Orange Traffic launched Intersect at the ITS World Congress 2017 in Montreal. The company says it's the first open platform designed for integration into traffic control cabinets at road intersections.
Intersect is an integrated technological map that is reportedly compatible with current and future applications. The company claims it is the missing link between the software and app developers and the traffic control cabinets located in cities. Intersect was designed to make the transition to smart cities easier by offering a more accessible and economical environment for technological deployment.
According to Patrick Lauzière, Orange Traffic’s Vice President of Technology and Development, “Intersect is the smallest tool that has ever been offered. It is installed directly in traffic control cabinets, without requiring any major modifications. Offering this many possibilities in 40 square inches, that’s a very big step for this industry.”
According to the company, the benefits of Intersect include:
- Collects demographic data on road and infrastructure use
- Makes it possible to install city-wide functionalities in minutes without additional hardware
- Uses existing traffic control cabinets to create new functionalities
- Gives possibility of remotely installing and monitoring various smart city applications
- Decreases installation and maintenance costs
- More easily integrates multiple sensors (radars, loops, serial devices, etc.)
- Creates communication links between intersections to make arterial management simpler
- Is the smallest platform on the market for traffic control cabinets
- Includes its multiple functionalities in a compact size: 11/8 in x 8 in x 4 1/2 in