Manage Traffic Control in Real Time

Proven to Reduce Congestion

SCOOT adaptive traffic control software has been proven in over 100 towns and major cities around the world as being effective in reducing congestion and maximizing the efficiency of the road network.
Intelligent traffic systems are the keystone of urban traffic management and Yunex Traffic offers a variety of solutions ranging from a single system 
to a comprehensive integrated package, including on-street equipment and complementary adaptive, central and regional systems networked together. 
SCOOT operates as part of a larger solution, working in tandem with other Yunex Traffic advanced  transportation management systems [ATMS], which provides provide traffic management and control, and prepares the controller’s timing plans for interaction and adjustment by the SCOOT adaptive system.

Features and Benefits

  • Reduced equipment and maintenance costs
  • Real IP communications
  • Maximize network efficiency
  • Improved access to management data
  • Reductions in delay of over 20%
  •  Ease-of-use for new users
  • Simple installation and migration
  • Public transport priority
  • Emergency vehicle green waves
  • Traffic flow monitoring
  • Queue and congestion detection
  • Tidal flow control
  • Pollution monitoring
  • Modeling link departures assist in timing optimization, loop failure logic, and reduce detection requirements

Improving public transport priority and pedestrian movement facilities

Public transport priority is increasingly seen as crucial in maintaining the effectiveness of buses and light rail systems as viable alternatives to the private car. SCOOT introduces several enhancements in the control of traffic signals, improving public transport priority and increasing efficiencies in dealing with pedestrian movements. Enhanced bus priority phase skipping is now included in SCOOT, reducing delays to buses waiting at the signals by skipping intermediate side road stages where appropriate. The system includes comprehensive guidance on when phase skipping is appropriate and when it may be inadvisable. The approach of a bus can be initiated by on-vehicle transponders activating special detectors, or the location can be provided by a bus management system using any automatic vehicle location system. On-street tests have shown benefits of up to four (4) seconds reduced delay per bus.
SCOOT provides improved control of intelligent pedestrian facilities, using the traffic signal controller and special detectors to monitor pedestrians crossing the road and feeding this information back into the SCOOT model, while continually optimizing vehicle greens times. This reduces wasted time where pedestrian crossings have long requirements for green times due to design constraints, by providing the appropriate amount of green time to pedestrians based upon detection.

Benefits

Comparison to Other Adaptive Systems

Other than adding capacity through roadway construction, implementing adaptive signal control is the single most effective strategy for reducing traffic congestion. Yunex Traffic SCOOT is the most proven, most widely deployed, and the most effective adaptive system in the world. This is shown by the successful deployment of over 125 SCOOT systems comprising over 7000 intersections over a 30-year period.

Projects

Our expertise in optimizing traffic volumes with SCOOT

Deploying SCOOT in Seattle

Yunex Traffic SCOOT is the adaptive control system selected by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to improve overall travel times and travel reliability in its busiest corridors.

SCOOT measures  traffic volumes,  predicts the flow of traffic and optimizes the amount of green time available for each movement through an intersection. Based on the successful deployment of SCOOT in June 2017, traffic signal performance measures have reduced travel times an average of 21% during the business peak hours along its Mercer Corridor, a critical artery serving a growing technology hub.
 

Keeping Traffic Moving in Ann Arbor

In the City of Ann Arbor, MI, traffic is anything but predictable. Its population of 115,000 residents swells to 185,000 when school is in session. On an average weekday, 130,000 commuters come to Ann Arbor for work, while another 40,000 go to work elsewhere. Special events can happen any day or night of the week and draw thousands of people. Football games at Michigan Stadium cans double the number of cars in town. 

SCOOT reduced weekday travel times in Ann Arbor by 12% and weekend travel times by 21%.Based on the successful deployment of SCOOT in June 2017, traffic signal performance measures have reduced travel times an average of 21% during the business peak hours along its Mercer Corridor, a critical artery serving a growing technology hub.
 

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