Creating Efficient Traffic Control

An American traffic control system manufacturer is helping to improve traffic conditions at the Coentunnel in Amsterdam. One of the most heavily used arteries in the Netherlands, Coentunnel carries 100,000 vehicles each day and has been a major cause of traffic congestion and delays. A much-needed second tunnel opened in spring 2013, together with a three kilometre-long elevated section of freeway connecting the tunnel with the southern part of the city to relieve the heavily-used A10 route. The heart of the solution is the tunnel control center, which monitors and manages all of the operating and traffic systems and all of the outdoor equipment. A closed-circuit television system (CCTV) provides traffic monitoring, while the integrated automatic incident detection (AID) system provides identification of smoke as well as congestion and accidents. The elevated section is equipped with state-of-the-art traffic technology including a traffic management system, monitoring technology and technical infrastructure components such as communication and camera technology. Safety technologies along the elevated section are similar to those used in the tunnels.


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  • Accession Number: 01497038
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 28 2013 11:22AM