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...
Reducing meter reading time by 99% , there is more time for network improvement operation.
“In the past our meter reading team of 4 people was reading all meters in our city manually by use of handheld and it took them 4-5 days and severall additional days for re-reads, although informing the customer about re-reads and making an appointment.
After decision was made for VERICOM – mesh-network smart metering solution we receive our meter data from different media (electricity, water, heat and gas) every minute automatically without any read-out errors. Now we do have more time for improvement work” said Metering Department Manager..
In the beginning 2 different systems were tested in different parts of the city with 30 units each. After test-phase it was clear to go with VERAUT’s smart metering solution, due to meter-independence due to lots of different interfaces to existing meters and 99,89% of meter data 5 minutes after full hour.
“Installation was very easy, only connecting to existing meter, plug-in battery of VERICOM radio node and waiting for the built-in LED indicating proper reading of external meter and proper radio communication – installation work per meter was less then 5 minutes” .
“In total, looking at long-life operation, it costs less than other metering systems, but is future-proof due to latest state of technology and possibility of remote firmware upgrade” says Mr Oberhuemer responsible for decision for VERICOM mesh-network solution.
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
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VERAUT - Verfahrens- und Automationstechnik Ges.m.b.H.
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+43 732 386361-0
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