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Trafficware unveils cloud-based SPM product

Signal performance measures is considered a fundamental building block for smart cities initiatives

Using SPM, agencies can address problems before they become complaints
Using SPM, agencies can address problems before they become complaints

Trafficware has launched a cloud-based signal performance measurement (SPM) product to actively monitor signalized intersections.


The out-of-the-box software as a service (SaaS) solution will store and analyse high-resolution data that is collected from a traffic signal network with the aim of enabling agencies to address problems before they become complaints.


With more than 330,000 traffic signals operating in the US alone, transportation agencies rarely have the resources to retime signals on the recommended three- to five-year cycle, according to Trafficware.


It claims its SPM service can significantly reduce the expense of contracting outside vendors for costly analysis that does not provide comprehensive coverage 24-7 and 365 days a year.


The Trafficware Cloud SPM software provides access to the information at any time, 24-7, 365 days a year. This allows traffic engineers to make better and more timely decisions. With immediate access to a library of data, engineers can quickly identify potential signal timing issues before they are noticed, saving time and money pinpointing problems immediately.


“Trafficware has supported signal performance measure methodologies for the last several releases of, our central transportation management system. However, customers using the SPM methodology have spent significant sums of money on data storage to house it behind their firewall,” said Jon Newhard, CEO, Trafficware.


“Now, with functionality available in the Trafficware Cloud, we can dramatically reduce the cost of using signal performance measures for traffic agencies, which can assist the continued adoption of this important methodology.”


Trafficware’s SPM cloud service also provides the same reports developed by leading Departments of Transportation (DoT, including Indiana DoT, Utah DoT, and Purdue University), all combined with additional reports developed by Trafficware.


“SPM is also a fundamental building block for smart cities initiatives. Automated access to signal data helps to lay the groundwork for the ultimate ‘smart traffic signal’ along with real-time adaptive technologies and V2I connected signals,” added Newhard.


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