ABU DHABI- The Integrated Transport Centre, ITC, of the Department of Municipalities and Transport in Abu Dhabi announced that it has completed the supply, instalment and operations of the intelligent transport systems in Al Ain City in cooperation with its strategic stakeholders.
The project aims to utilise modern technologies in developing the transport infrastructure to become a smart, integrated and sustainable network, offering high-quality services to the public, supporting local development and improving the quality of life in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The project included establishing a ground extension infrastructure and implementing a 157-km-long fibre optics network and a 95-km ground duct including all junctions and vital roads in Al Ain. It also updated and developed the centralised traffic signal management network by implementing developed centralised adaptive system and servers with high-storage capacity and high-speed data processing and connecting it to all the current 81 junctions.
Also, linking 25 new traffic signalised intersections that are being constructed. Around 1,400 vehicle detection sensors that are able to identify the traffic intensity were implemented to enable the centralised traffic management to efficiently and accurately manage the traffic around the clock.
Number of smart projects were also implemented like CCTV to monitor most of the junctions and main roads in Al Ain City as 87 cameras were linked to screens in the Traffic Management Centre. Additionally, 14 Variable Message Signs were implemented to post notifications for drivers and road users in case of traffic congestion, accidents or adverse weather conditions. Also, five electronic traffic count stations for traffic studies were established along with linking 14 monitoring stations to enhance the safety of the public and maintain the bridges and tunnels in the city.
ITC stated that utilising innovative technologies in monitoring the traffic in Al Ain City will improve the efficiency of the traffic system and enhance road safety.
The ITC added that road safety is enhanced by organising the traffic signals and notifying the drivers in case of emergency.
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