City of Sugar Land Taps Trafficware to Implement Pod Wireless Detection System

HOUSTON--()--Trafficware announces the City of Sugar Land, Texas, a growing suburb of Houston, has selected the company’s state-of-the-art Pod Wireless Detection System to implement detection upgrades along the city’s busiest roadways on US 90A and SH 6.

With this contract the city will equip 18 of its largest, multilane intersections with approximately 700 wireless pod sensors to provide the needed data collection capabilities for real-time performance measures of city arterials. Pods will gather data that can be used for analysis, design, and growth trends and provide the infrastructure needed for an adaptive signal system.

Considered one of the most advanced traffic management systems in the Houston area, the City of Sugar Land’s Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) utilizes the city’s wireless and fiber network, allowing every traffic signal to send and receive data to the Traffic Management Center (TMC), increasing the efficiency and safety of its traffic infrastructure. In a continuing effort to keep ahead of mobility needs, the city recommended upgrades to its primary form of vehicle detection, which was inductive loops and video detection.

Over the last two years, the City’s Public Works Department tested several types of detection systems in an effort to build the foundation for a smarter and more reliable data driven ITS.

The City selected wireless detection because its increased range and more robust communication allowed for a simplified system that did not need or use repeaters and improved environmental performance through standing water, such as during heavy rain that many parts of the country including Houston experienced recently, as well as around obstacles.

For information on the Pod Wireless Detection system, visit: http://www.trafficware.com/detection.html or call 1-844-664-7783.

About Trafficware

Trafficware specializes in research, design, and development of electronic equipment and enterprise software to support the transportation industry. Trafficware’s more than three decades of industry expertise includes hands-on experience solving traffic management challenges around the world, earning the company a reputation for unmatched quality. The company’s Synchro® traffic analysis product alone is used by engineers in more than 90 countries around the world and in every state in the United States and province in Canada. The company also manufactures a full line of traffic equipment at its 100,000 square-foot technology center outside Houston in Sugar Land, Texas. Trafficware’s growth is backed by KRG Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm with more than $4 billion in capital.

Contacts

Trafficware
Barbara Catlin, 972-740-7150
Barbaracatlin@trafficware.com

Release Summary

City of Sugar Land Taps Trafficware to Implement Pod Wireless Detection System Sugar Land, a growing suburb of Houston, will upgrade the city’s busiest roadways on US 90A and SH 6.

Contacts

Trafficware
Barbara Catlin, 972-740-7150
Barbaracatlin@trafficware.com