Transport for New South Wales has announced a major investment in commercialising the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS) – a real time traffic signal control system adopted by NSW Government since 1970.
After decades of developing the technology that synchronises traffic signals according to complex algorithms to optimise traffic flows, an experienced team of technology developers, engineers, and commercial will now build SCATS into a leading product and venture in the smart-cities technology sector.
To date, SCATS e has been installed in over 55,000 intersections across 28 countries globally. Rob Sharp, Secretary of Transport for NSW said that now it was time to develop the technology further to capitalise on decades of development.
“Adaptive technologies like SCATS can improve the lives of citizens, reduce transport emissions and help unlock additional economic growth,” Sharp said.
“SCATS has a major role to play both here in NSW and around the world. This investment will accelerate the development of an even more dynamic system that will benefit drivers everywhere for many years to come.”
Joost de Kock, Deputy Secretary of the Customer Strategy and Technology division at Transport for NSW said the technical and commercial priorities for SCATS going forward will showcase how Transport for NSW is harnessing innovation to deliver better outcomes for road users.
“Modern features such as easy integration with third-party sensors including radar, bluetooth, infrared and cameras, machine learning based prediction, sophisticated analytics and performance reporting and a UI/UX refresh will significantly improve the commercial customer experience and traffic flow outcomes,” said Mr de Kock.
“We also aim to build on existing commercial customer relationships by providing significantly greater training, collaboration and ongoing support. We invite any transport agency interested in trialling SCATS to get in touch.”