New advances in technology have affected a lot of sectors, and the traffic industry is no exception to this. Technology is now being widely used to collect relevant information regarding the traffic situation and display it on screen. Aside from that, some devices could alert the driver through automated voice announcements.
We have gathered some of the most unusual ways technology is integrated into traffic safety equipment.
1. Laser-Based Equipment
Ranging from crash scene investigations, going down to speed enforcement, laser-based equipment has been quite useful in the traffic industry. It’s being used by law enforcement agencies all over the globe.
These lasers are also used for tailgating enforcement, statistical data collection, photo/video based enforcement, and many more. This is beneficial as speeding has always been the leading cause of accidents, not only in the US but worldwide as well. Just like speed bumps, developing such technology would prevent over speeding and save a million of lives.
2. Smart Traffic Bridge
Smart traffic bridge is another example of how technology has been integrated into safety equipment. It’s a customizable cellular gateway that allows connectivity, as well as the integration of traffic devices and sensors into the cloud.
With the use of this technology, it has become possible for municipalities, cities, communities, and organizations to keep track, build, and evaluate a traffic environment– resulting to a more efficient traffic management system.
Before the advent of technology in traffic safety, the way safety is managed quite limited because those who are in charge don’t have any means to gather data and monitor the actual scene. Now, everything can be done in real time. Traffic iCloud is one of the few innovations that are very useful for this purpose.
It’s powered by a small box connected to each piece of traffic equipment, and it allows the users to manage all their devices and data using iCloud. It doesn’t matter who the manufacturer is, managed devices can easily be connected to deliver a complete picture of any traffic program, as well as being able to retrieve data analytics whenever necessary.
3. Stac Stick
The Stac Stick is the modern version of the traditional traffic cone with some advantages. For one, it’s not as heavy and as bulky as the original, but more convenient to use. It’s a device designed to be readily available whenever you need it due to the versatility it offers.
It’s a tubular delineator which functions like a traffic cone used to protect or direct pedestrian or vehicle traffic. Aside from that, it also works as a sign holder, barricade, visual barrier, and many more. It can easily be fitted in the trunk which means you can bring it wherever you go.
Traffic safety is one of the few things that should be prioritized by city developers, road engineers, and other professionals who have the task to ensure that the road would stay as safe as possible. With the help of technology, this can easily be achieved without the need to spend a lot at all.