Idox has been awarded a new 3.5 year contract to improve traffic flows and journey times by Swindon Borough Council.
Idox will host its fully browser-based Urban Transport Management System (UTMC) to integrate all of Swindon’s existing and new Intelligent Transport Systems. This will be done by delivering more reactive traffic signalling, roadside messaging technology and Wi-Fi derived journey time monitoring.
The Idox UTMC system enables a granular control of the transport infrastructure. Through embedded strategy management rules and the ability to manage live data, Idox can combine systems to automate assets. In turn, real time data is shared with neighbouring authorities, Highways England and the travelling public via both modern interfaces and social media. Idox Account Manager, Adam Loverock commented: “We are thrilled to be part of this project, working together with Swindon Borough Council especially at a time where the control of traffic flows through towns and cities is crucial, as authorities have to deal with constant change during the current COVID-19 pandemic.”
Adam goes onto talk about the solution: “Implementing the Idox UTMC solution for integration of Swindon’s systems will enable the council to automatically react to traffic conditions by analysing live data such as vehicle positions, car park occupancy and journey time information. The data available in the system will be distributed to neighbouring authorities, Highways England and the travelling public through roadside signage, digital interfaces and social media.”
He adds: “Using automated control of the councils ITS assets, will allow for granular control of the road network. As the system is able to automatically react to issues, reduces the reliance on recruiting additional staff to actively manage the roads 24/7.”
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