TDC's Cycle & Pedestrian Monitors have been installed across the UK, Netherlands and Australia and TDC is proud to launch two new exciting products inspired by the cycle revolution taking hold across Europe.
The HI-TRAC® CMU is a small, low-powered, low-cost electronic system capable of monitoring up to 2 cycle lanes and 2 pedestrian lanes. Unique algorithms developed by TDC Systems Ltd measure the axle count, speed and wheelbase to distinguish true bicycles from other traffic including child scooters, prams, trolleys, motorbikes and mopeds.
HI-TRAC® CMU Cycle Monitor
The success of TDC's HI-TRAC® CMU is evident across the UK where it has been rolled out by many local authorities including Transport for Greater Manchester, Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council. Its reputation soon spread across Europe and led to TDC being invited to take part in a traffic signal cycle priority scheme in Copenhagen, Denmark.
This first product in the CMU range is a small, low-power, low-cost electronic system that previously monitored up to two cycle lanes and two pedestrian lanes. It uses piezo electric sensor technology to detect bicycles in dedicated cycleways or mixed traffic lanes and features pyroelectric infrared sensors to detect pedestrians. Now, with TDC's latest design innovations, the CMU can monitor up to four cycle lanes.
Unique algorithms developed by TDC Systems measure the axle count, speed and wheelbase to distinguish true bicycles from other traffic such as children's scooters, prams, trolleys motorbikes and mopeds.
The HI-TRAC® CMU unit is sealed to IP68. It can be fitted into a small pillar or housed in existing street furniture. TDC can configure the HI-TRAC® CMU to automatically transmit traffic data through GPRS to a web server for secure data storage to a database. GSM dial-up communication is also supported.
HI-TRAC® CMU Green Light Priority System
TDC have successfully tested the HI-TRAC® CMU Green Light Priority System in Copenhagen for a traffic signal priority scheme. Eye-level cycle priority lights were incorporated into existing traffic signals and linked to the CMU unit and new split piezo sensor detection technology to give cyclists an early start ahead of the traffic. This system is widely used in continental Europe so that cyclists can clear junctions swiftly and avoid mixing with heavy goods vehicles.
HI-TRAC® CMU Cluster Sensor
This innovative combination of the new cycle cluster sensor and HI-TRAC® CMU cycle monitoring unit with specially designed algorithms provides accurate cycle detection in locations of dense cycle traffic. The unit provides highly accurate cycle path traffic data collection as well as mixed traffic cycle detection.