Sumitomo Electric concludes joint development agreement with Tongji University on bus priority control system
23 October 2013
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. has reached an agreement with Tongji University in China on joint development of a bus priority control system to support the smooth flow of public buses.
The purpose of this joint development is to combine Sumitomo Electric’s traffic control technologies and Tongji University’s bus priority control technologies, thereby facilitating research and development of a traffic control system to support the smooth flow of public buses, for which the need is growing in China.
This system controls traffic signals in response to a traffic situation through a signal controller and vehicle detectors installed at an intersection. Additionally, approaching buses are detected by wireless equipment, and the timing of green lights or red lights are controlled for the buses to cross intersections smoothly.
A field test is planned to commence in October on a public road in Taicang, Jiangsu, China in order to confirm the effects of the signal control and bus priority driving. The joint development is scheduled to be continued until the end of March 2014. Release of the system will be considered based on the progress of the development.
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