Posts Tagged ‘ Intelligent Transportation Systems ’

Watching the Weather to Help Improve Safety on BC Highways

It’s no secret, we’re big on safety for the travelling public. In fact, it’s our driving concern, and weather information is a big part of that. One way we help drivers stay safe is by closely monitoring environmental conditions on our roads with our Roadside Weather Stations (RWS).  A key part of our Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) – these stations collect data on weather and pavement conditions from strategic locations. This information is a powerful tool for operational decision...

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5 Things That Make Traffic Signals Change

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Green. Yellow. Red. Green… What makes traffic light signals change? Traffic signals are Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) designed to allow vehicles to safely cross paths while maintaining an efficient flow of traffic. To do this, traffic signals react to the presence of the vehicles and pedestrians they are guiding. Although you probably don’t notice it, each mode of transportation interacts with traffic signals in a unique way. Here are the five main traffic light triggers. 1. Passenger vehicles Ministry...

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Insider Access: The Birth of a Solar Powered BC HighwayCam

Insider Access: The Birth of a Solar Powered BC HighwayCam

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a BC Highway Cam come to life? It’s a lot more than just a pole and camera. We documented the entire process during an installation at Liard Hwy Junction (on Hwy 97 about 28 km north of Ft. Nelson) this summer, are excited to share some of the shots with you here. It all starts with a satellite signal. (Or a cellular signal if it is available.) That is how...

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