Automated Truck Platoons Pioneer Smart Cargo

Commercial trucks will cross Alberta this fall in formation, driven by machine learning to improve safety and fuel efficiency. The project also deploys sensors, radar and camera technology and driver-assist technology as they move platoon-style with the lead truck driver setting the maximum speed as posted, while the truck automatically lets the others know. The […]

Car Crash Chips

An Impaired Driving campaign aimed at discouraging marijuana use for drivers succeeded  in raising awareness while intentionally leaving a bad taste in their mouths.   The Québec automobile insurance company SAAQ (Société de l’assurance automobile du Québec) launched an unconventional campaign to discourage impaired driving due to marijuana use. The campaign involved promoting Car Crash […]

Ajax Turns from Traffic Calming to ASE

Mayor Shaun Collier tells Global Traffic Matters that Ajax is moving from its costly traffic calming measures to more successful photo radar enforcement. “We had allocated $100,000/year for traffic calming measures and then developed warrants to identify the highest priority areas and the correct measures to address. While these were somewhat effective, many of these […]

Windsor Invests $22.3 Million in Road Safety

Windsor is pumping $22.3 million into high tech traffic safety systems including red light cameras, traffic sensors and 360° CCTV and is beefing up its intelligent transportation system. Mayor Drew Dilkens says, “Modernizing Windsor’s traffic infrastructure to make our roads safer, better connected and easier to navigate is among Council’s top priorities. It is why […]

Variable Speed Limits: the Latest Tool in the Smart Box System

International pilot projects of variable Speed Limits systems, which adjust to traffic and weather conditions, have shown they improve traffic flows (by reducing stop-start effect)–and cut collisions. The Province of British Columbia’s VSL pilot focused on twisty mountain roads whose weather varies from glorious sunshine to snow and ice – often on the same day. […]