SNC Technologies announced the release of Auto Traffic Management System or ATMS for mines. ATMS manages traffic at mining road intersections by automatically detect approaching trucks and switching on traffic signals to stop any cross traffic. The system avoids unnecessary stopping of trucks thereby saving time, and wear and tear on the trucks. With ATMS the traffic can be prioritized to give priority to certain traffic.
President director, Ken Grant, said, “Not only does ATMS help to eliminate traffic accidents, but it also saves time and money. It saves time by not unnecessarily having the trucks stop at a stop sign. It also saves on fuel, and wear and tear on the brakes and engine.”
ATMS using advanced radar to sense approaching trucks and then decides how to switch the traffic signals based on approaching speed, size of the truck, and route priorities. It is simple to install and has options to provide remote video monitoring.
ATMS is an addition to SNC Technologies’ other traffic management system, Speed Awareness Monitoring, or SAM. SAM is setup on the side of a road and monitors the speed of approaching traffic. It flashes the vehicles speed on a light board. If the vehicle is over speeding then the speed will flash off and on, and a photo of the vehicle is sent wirelessly to a central control center.
Source: Press Release / SNC Technologies
20 August 2019