Smart traffic light system for busy intersection

The busiest intersection in Csíkszereda/Miercurea-Ciuc, near Márton Áron Gymnasium, now has a smart traffic light system to help coordinate traffic. Drivers have to wait for one minute at the most now for the light to turn green. Pedestrians are also helped by a button for them to prompt a change in the lights, which will no longer turn green automatically.

Additionally, cameras and sensors were installed, which monitor the traffic coming from four directions and direct it from a central control unit based on the data coming in, taking pedestrians into account as well.

The green light for drivers stays green for a minimum of five minutes and longer when the cameras sense that more cars are coming.

The smart system developed in France can be controlled remotely, so there is no need to be present at the location in case of problems; it can be operated from anywhere through the internet. Although yellow lights were removed from these kinds of traffic light systems in other cities, here, they were kept.

The lights change (red-green, green-red) every day from 5 a.m. to 11 p. m., while at night, the yellow lights flash.

Featured photo: Attila Pinti 


Author: Blanka Székely