Automatic Traffic Light "Green" for emergency vehicles and/or public traffic
For emergency vehicles of fire brigades, ambulance and police, lost minutes can be fatal.
For the corresponding emergency services, this means: Every second counts!
AM.COM system ensures free driving at intersections and other traffic-controlled traffic sections in order to enable rescuers and helpers to get to the place of use as quickly and unhindered as possible.
In the fight against fire as well as in life-saving time it is a decisive factor. In just six minutes, for example, the core temperature of a fire can quadruple, in only four minutes the average survival rate of heart patients decreases from 42% to 7%.
Thanks to constant readyness, fire brigades and rescue emergency vehicles can move out quickly. It is a huge problem and tragic, if their vehicles are stuck in traffic or even involved in an accident, while beeing in an emergency mission.
In order to prevent this, the AM.COM system provides emergency vehicles with a free driving passage at traffic light intersections and pedestrian crossings.
The traffic light management system recognizes that an authorized emergency vehicle is approaching a traffic light and switches to "green" in its direction of travel.
Once the emergency vehicle has passed, the normal traffic light control is automatically switched on again.
Therefor emergency vehicles on approaching street crossings automatically generate traffic light controls to switch to "green", enabling accelerated, safer and smoother rides.
Emergency rides may be watched and recorded in "real time" action via Internet.
AM.COM -Traffic light "green" system consists of:
- AM.COM-on board unit (installed in emergency /
- public traffic vehicle)
- AM.COM traffic light unit (installed in traffic light or
- traffic light management center)
- AM.COM intelligent web server managing the
- traffic light routing/managment
Customer success story
...our customer's success stories...
There has never been a time when investing in a Smart Metering technology has been as important as it is today.
Smart Metering solutions help water network operator companies keep track of their customers meters without manual reading, and with the help of VERICOM - radio Mesh-Network - Smart Metering solution.
Siegener Versorgungsbetriebe GmbH is a private limited company that – amongst other things – also specializes in water network operation in the city of Volnsberg / Germany.
The project included a Smart Metering system that is based on innovative, battery powered VERICOM radio mesh-network solution and the whole mesh-network (all connected meters and measuring devices) transmit their data automatically to mobile/cellular VERICOM data-concentrator with a fixed position in center of the city.
“Using VERICOM radio Smart Metering solution saved Siegener Versorgungsbetriebe GmbH a lot of stress and cost, it also gave our customers an accurate billing of their real hourly water consumption.” Mr Haardt informs “with this system, Siegener Versorgungsbetriebe GmbH was able to maximize its work force by channeling them to a more challenging task, leaving the water meter reading "business" to VERICOM radio based Smart Metering solution”.
“VERICOM - radio mesh-network - Smart Metering solution is a type of networking wherein each node in the network may act as an independent router. VERICOM radio solution comes with a unique innovation that does not require a fixed-line network system to read and collect data; this framework wipes out the need to physically access or visually read water meters manually, enabling water operators to collect data from meters situated in spots that are not accessible or hilly. It automatically allows for ceaseless connections and reconfiguration around broken or blocked ways by “hopping” from node to node until it gets to its destination. Each radio node (battery operated VERICOM radio node) is able to give each other VERICOM radio node a "piggyback-ride".
Using VERICOM Mesh- Network achieved a self-healing network that can still operate when one node breaks down or a connection goes bad. As a result, our solution is very stable and efficient, as there is often more than one path between a source and a destination in the network.” explains Mr Sonnleitner, General Manager of VERAUT GmbH.
“In just over 5 months of use, VERICOM - radio Mesh-Network - Smart Metering solution has offered 99.47 % accuracy in hourly reading and supplying data” says water network supervisor of SVB-Siegen.
How does it work?
On approaching crossings, traffic light control signals are triggered via cellular/mobile communication on time, enabling faster emergency rides. The emergency vehicle's position is tracked every second and position is transmitted automatically to AM.COM web server.
AM.COM webserver calculates all possible routes the emergency vehicle could take and logs on to all possible traffic lights, which could be reached within the next few seconds/minutes.
As soon as a traffic light is likely be the next, the AM.COM server reduces/extends the standard traffic light phases in a way, that emergency vehicle can pass the traffic light when beeing "green". As AM.COM switches to "green" a few seconds before the emergency vehicle reaches the traffic light, there should be no traffic jam or cars in front of the emergency vehicle.
As soon as AM.COM emergency vehicle has passed the traffic light, the traffic light will be switched to standard mode again.
There are no roadway sensors / vehicle detectors necessary for AM.COM to operate properly.
Real-time emergency rides may be watched and recorded via AM.COM web server for analyses.
Due to modular concept and application of open source protocol grants an easy and frabrication-neutral retrofitting of traffic control systems. AM.COM on-board unit is easy to integrate into blue light bar.
Functionallity and positive acceleration effects have been proven in a project, located in the traffic environment of federal hospital at Vöcklabruck/Upper Austria.
- Essential time savings (20 - 40 %)
- Emptying of crossing areas in due course
- More safety for emergency "blue light vehicles" drivers as well as for individual and public traffic
- central web server solution for system administration, visualisation, backup, easy centralized updating and servicing
- plug & play hardware, easy to retrofit and install
Get in Touch
VERAUT - Verfahrens- und Automationstechnik Ges.m.b.H.
Derfflingerstr.14 / C / 3
+43 732 386361-0
+43 732 386361-20
info [@] veraut.at
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