Addinsight is a cost-effective probe data analytics system that can provide network-wide performance indicators in real time. It is centred on a network of low-cost Bluetooth devices that can not only capture probe data, but can also broadcast information back to road users. Addinsight can use probe data from any source that has a unique identifier - Bluetooth, WiFi, RFID, automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).
Be accountable for the system you manage and provide motivation for staff to continually improve.
Addinsight is self-learning. Using complex data mining processes the system automatically establishes base line travel time profiles for each road segment. Live travel times are compared against these baselines to identify abnormal conditions for that time of day. Recurrent delays are ignored, allowing traffic management centre staff to focus on incident management.
The virtual VMS system automatically activates
on the approach to a potential incident and transmits real-time delay information.
Motorists with the Addinsight App installed and running on their Android or Apple device will receive an audio alert detailing the location and type of incident plus the expected additional delays.
Once the congestion clears, Addinsight will automatically deactivate the beacons. The beacons can also be used to transmit custom messages to manage road works, warn motorists approaching active school zones and pretty much any other message you can think of.
The use of VMS to display travel time information on freeways is not new. However, Addinsight takes this to the next level by allowing similar information to be displayed for signalised road corridors.
Using a combination of live and historical travel time information, the system can supply travel time predictions for any route with Bluetooth coverage. The smart algorithm takes into consideration expected changes in travel times along a route throughout the day. Best of all, it doesn’t need a single vehicle to travel the route to generate the predictions.
Commuters acknowledge that delays during the peak periods are a fact of life and they don’t need to know about recurrent congestion. Similarly, most would not know their average travel speed along a road segment. Despite this, most suppliers of congestion information bombard commuters with recurrent delays and most use average travel speed to display it. Traffic SA is different.
If the network is operating normally for that time of day, the map will have no delay information displayed. If there is a problem, the affected road segments are highlighted and the user can quickly see how many extra minutes of delay to expect on their regular commute.
The website also contains real time incident and roadworks information to help the commuter understand the cause of the delays.
Road authorities have never had access to such a rich data source. Addinsight records everything and allows you to interrogate the data any way you like. There is no need to get the system to record anything specific; just make sure you have the hardware in the right locations.
It will automatically capture travel times between any two points on the network, route choice, origin-destination trips and so much more. Undertake before and after comparisons, assess traffic signal coordination along corridors, measure the network cost of an incident…it is an invaluable business intelligence tool.
Please contact us to arrange a live demonstration of Addinsight’s capabilities and to see how it could change the way your organisation operates.
If you can see the potential of the system, but need to get decision-makers over the line, we can also offer a short-term trial to provide justification for a business case.
Addinsight is compatible with a growing number of hardware devices from different suppliers. We work with road authorities to identify the most cost effective hardware to take advantage of existing roadside infrastructure and communication channels.
Addinsight is primarily a software solution and we welcome hardware manufacturers to develop a wide range of devices that are compatible with our system. Please contact us to find out more about our requirements and to discuss the certification process.