Management System for the Traffic Lights in Antwerp

Design and implementation of an innovative management system and control strategy

TML, in cooperation with Imtech Telecom and Arcadis Belgium, is developing a new innovative management system for the traffic lights in Antwerp. We are drafting a traffic management strategy for new, optimized and dynamic lighting schemes.

Hereto, a modern Traffic Coordination Centre (TCC) which has proven its usefulness in other cities, will be implemented. TCC eliminates the limitations of the current system and will be a valuable implementation tool for the mobility policy of the various project partners.

In terms of functionality the system will respond dynamically to the traffic situation and will also conduct specific policy objectives that are applicable to the axes and areas within the study area.

Operationally it will be a robust TCC with a modern user interface, which allows the operators in a transparent and easy way to manage, control and monitor the traffic in the Antwerp metropolitan area.

A new traffic management strategy for the Antwerp region will also be adopted, focusing on the policy objectives for pedestrians, cyclists, public transport and car traffic. This strategy is concretely translated into a control strategy at the level of the whole region and the level of each intersection. This will lead to new, optimized and dynamic lighting schemes.

The contract is initially for 10 years. The complete system is built up during the first year. The following years we will gradually redesigning the traffic lights and connect them to the new TCC.

reports

no report available yet

period

2016 - 2025

funded by

Agentschap Wegen en Verkeer, Afdeling Expertise Verkeer en Telematica - City of Antwerp

researchers

Dirk Engels, Rodric Frederix, Ruben Corthout, Filip Vanhove, Gitte Van Den Bergh

contact

Dirk Engels

+32 16 31.77.31
reference: 13.69