- Created on Wednesday, 17 October 2018 15:10
Anaheim, Calif., October 16, 2018 — Econolite today announced that it has partnered with the Transportation Research Center, Inc.’s (TRC Inc.) Smart Mobility Advanced Research Test Center (SMARTCenter) (East Liberty, Ohio) – a state-of-the-art automated and connected vehicle testing facility designed to test advanced automotive and mobility technologies. As part of the partnership, Econolite will design and install the facility’s traffic management and V2X systems.
“Once complete and supported by TRC Inc.’s service offerings, the SMARTCenter will be one of the largest and most comprehensive contained testing facilities for automated and connected vehicles,” said TRC Inc. President and CEO Brett Roubinek. “To test connected vehicle systems in a safe, secure, and repeatable real-world environment absolutely demands leading-edge infrastructure and traffic control systems. Partnering with Econolite to provide the very traffic management systems that will manage connected vehicles when they’re deployed on public roads and highways further enhances TRC’s ability to provide state of the art service to our customers.”
Econolite will design and install the SMARTCenter’s Traffic Control System that will control the signalized intersections, vehicle detection, facility monitoring, and wireless connectivity. Working with its Ohio distributor, Path Master Inc. (Twinsburg, Ohio), Econolite will also install the V2X systems, including the Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) network that will provide a fully-functioning connected vehicle environment.
“We are proud to partner with the SMARTCenter to assist in achieving its objective to provide a comprehensive facility for the development and testing of highly automated and connected vehicle technologies,” said Econolite VP of Systems Integration Jon Ringler. “Econolite and the SMARTCenter share a similar mission in developing the critical technologies that offer more accessibility and mobility options while providing a safer and sustainable future.”
About Transportation Research Center:
Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.) provides a wide range of engineering, research and development, and compliance and certification testing for the mobility industry. With 40-plus years of engineering expertise and industry knowledge, TRC Inc. serves the needs of industries, governments, trade associations, and educational institutions worldwide. TRC Inc. is located on approximately 4,500 acres of land in East Liberty, OH, 40 miles northwest of Columbus, OH. TRC Inc. operates 24/7 with a variety of facilities including road courses, wooded trails, 7.5-mile Highspeed Oval Test Track, and a 50-acre Vehicle Dynamics Area. On this expansive facility, TRC Inc. conducts programs designed to test for safety, energy, fuel economy, emissions, durability, performance, noise, crash simulation, and crash-worthiness. Programs evaluate performance of passenger cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, airplanes, off-road, tracked, alternative-fueled vehicles, and their components.
- Created on Thursday, 11 October 2018 19:03
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - When traffic incidents force drivers to find alternate routes, those routes can become congested -- and that’s where the traffic operations department comes in.
- Created on Thursday, 11 October 2018 18:43
Honda "Smart Intersection" technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections.
- Created on Friday, 15 September 2017 19:44
University of Dayton civil engineering students will now learn about intersection design and safety with state-of-the-art equipment generously donated by Path Master, a Twinsburg, Ohio-based traffic management equipment supplier....
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- Created on Tuesday, 29 March 2016 15:02
“Trust, but verify,” President Reagan’s favorite Russian proverb continues to be sound advice we all should embrace – even traffic control managers. Yet how does one verify that signals are transitioning as programmed, that crews are on site, or see traffic and weather conditions in real time....
Read the full story at www.thinkinghighways.com
- Created on Monday, 06 July 2015 20:31
The EGI Learning Center is a comprehensive internal and external customer-focused training system designed specifically to help better understand and tap into the full potential of EGI traffic systems, products, and services.
For more information regarding programs and classes please visit www.egilearningcenter.com
- Created on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 14:55
Breakthrough touch screen interface now accessible on a tablet with Cobalt Mobile
Anaheim, Calif., May 21, 2014 – Econolite today introduced the Company’s first mobile traffic controller AndroidTM tablet application – Cobalt® Mobile. Downloadable for free from the Google Play Store, Cobalt Mobile enables the identical touchscreen user interface and functionalities of Cobalt ATC when accessed on an Android-powered mobile tablet device while directly connected to the Cobalt controller via a wireless or wired connection.
Cobalt Mobile is a Wi-Fi connected remote control app that enables a user to connect and program a Cobalt controller without having to use the controller’s front panel keyboard/display. This provides the ability to work comfortably and safely from a vehicle or other location away from the cabinet. Cobalt Mobile duplicates the controller’s touch screen operability, enabling menu selection and programming data entries, and access to help screens. It also allows common tablet touch gestures to select menu items, make programing entries (numeric, yes/no, enable/disable, etc.), or user selections from pull-down lists. Cobalt Mobile provides intuitive interaction with controller functions, making traffic management programming and access to the Cobalt controller functions easier and faster.
Authorized users can download Cobalt Mobile for free at Google Play. A wireless router, available for purchase separately from Econolite, plugged into the Cobalt ATC inside the traffic cabinet provides the recommended method to activate the Cobalt Mobile app on the tablet and to access the controller’s programming and status.
For more information, please visit: cobalt.econolite.com.
In business since 1933, Econolite is a leading transportation solution provider and manufacturer of advanced traffic controllers (NEMA and ATC/2070), Centracs® and Aries® Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS), Centracs Adaptive and MMS, Autoscope® vehicle detection systems, RTMS®, arterial systems masters, vehicle and pedestrian signals, traffic control cabinets, data collection and management systems (Centracs DCMS), and a full line of transportation maintenance services. Econolite is committed to employing advanced technologies that reduce traveler time, ease congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information about Econolite, visit www.econolitegroup.com.
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- Created on Monday, 05 May 2014 14:50
Autoscope Version 10.3.0 free software upgrade enables bicycle differentiation from cars and is backward compatible to existing Autoscope detection systems
Anaheim, Calif., May 5, 2014 – Econolite and Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (ISS) (NASDAQ: ISNS), today introduced Autoscope® version 10.3.0 software upgrade. The latest Autoscope software upgrade provides bicycle differentiation and is compatible to all existing Autoscope Solo® Terra™, RackVision™ Terra™, Encore, and Duo detection systems.
By enabling bicycle-differentiated detection, Autoscope 10.3.0 supports bicycle minimum green programming (Bike-Min) that is becoming more prominent, even specified, in many traffic signal programs, as well as offered as a standard feature of modern traffic signal controllers, including Econolite ASC/3 and Cobalt® ATC controllers. Autoscope 10.3.0 is now available.
Econolite and ISS have been long-time supporters of multi-modal transportation. Since 1991, Autoscope has successfully detected bicycles, and has played a primary role in satisfying bicycle detection objectives, in applications like the Davis and Sacramento, Calif., and Portland, Ore. bicycle transportation programs.
“With this new software release, recognition of cyclists at signalized intersections is now integrated within specific Autoscope detector functions,” said Scott Robinson, Econolite Autoscope product manager. “This approach not only supports current industry requirements for better identification of bicycles and vehicles, but also provides an easier way to setup and configure detection zones to satisfy multiple detection objectives.”
In addition to bicycle differentiation and stop bar detection, agencies can leverage Autoscope for advance detection, surveillance, as well as traffic data collection – a true multi-objective and multi-tasking detection solution.
Autoscope 10.3.0 is available at no charge to all registered Autoscope users. Contact Econolite or your sales representative to upgrade existing Autoscope Solo Terra, RackVision Terra, Encore, and Duo detection systems to Autoscope 10.3.0.
In business since 1933, Econolite is a leading transportation solution provider and manufacturer of advanced traffic controllers (NEMA & ATC/2070), Centracs® and Aries® Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS), Centracs Adaptive and MMS, Autoscope® vehicle detection systems, RTMS®, arterial systems masters, vehicle and pedestrian signals, traffic control cabinets, data collection and manageent systems (DCMS.2), and a full line of transportation maintenance services. Econolite is committed to employing advanced technologies that reduce traveler time, ease congestion, enhance transit operations, provide safer mobility, and improve quality of life. For more information about Econolite, visit www.econolitegroup.com.
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- Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 14:41
On May 6, 2014, voters will decide whether to approve Issue 1, renewal of the State Capital Improvements Program which has helped local communities all over Ohio complete 11,500 road, bridge, sewer and other infrastructure projects over the last 27 years.