TransCore and KLD Reach Agreement on Distribution Rights of Adaptive Control Decision Support System Designed for New York City

Ideal for DOTs Already Using TransCore’s TransSuite Advanced Traffic Management System

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–After working together on the award-winning New York City traffic signal system, TransCore, a unit of Roper Industries, and KLD sign a memorandum of understanding to jointly pursue projects and provide TransCore with exclusive distribution rights for KLD’s adaptive control decision support system (ACDSS), the commercialization of which was partially funded by a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) grant. The system can be integrated into TransCore’s TransSuite® Advanced Traffic Management System that is currently used by transportation departments across North America.

Michael Mauritz, TransCore’s senior vice president and ITS business leader, explained, “While working with KLD on the New York Midtown in Motion project, we saw the benefits that ACDSS could provide and wanted to offer these adaptive features to our current and future TransSuite users. The integration of ACDSS with TransSuite provides agencies with an adaptive control strategy that can be used as part of their larger, area-wide traffic signal control system.”

ACDSS has been designed to work with existing NCTIP-compatible controllers and a limited number of detectors placed at strategic locations, reducing the investment in additional infrastructure, training, and maintenance. The system features a library of algorithms designed specifically for arterial corridors, urban grids, or freeway interchanges. Integrating ACDSS with TransSuite allows the system to process traffic data and to update and transmit applicable signal timing patterns for each intersection. The result of this integration enables cities like New York to actively manage traffic and adapt the timing at each intersection to address real-time traffic conditions and reduce congestion.

The ACDSS deployment in New York City has won various awards including ITS New York’s Outstanding ITS Project of the Year Award, ITS America Smart Solution Spotlight Award and International Road Federation’s (IRF) Global Road Achievement Award. Using the system has shown a 5-25 percent improvement in arterial travel times, significant reduction in stops, and 5-50 percent improvements in delays at side streets and left turns. In congested Midtown Manhattan, the system achieved a 10 percent improvement in average speed.

President of KLD Satya Muthuswamy, PE, PTOE, said, “ACDSS is compatible with existing traffic systems and handles an array of comprehensive traffic conditions. We are pleased to have seen it work so effectively in New York, and for it now to be available to the profession through the relation with TransCore.”

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About TransCore

TransCore’s 79-year heritage supporting the transportation industry includes expertise in toll systems, systems integration, customer service centers, design consulting, operations, maintenance, traffic management systems, intelligent transportation systems, and RFID manufacturing. TransCore has installations in 46 countries and a vast portfolio of intellectual property. In 2013, Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked TransCore No. 169 out of the Top 500 Design Firms.

TransCore operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Industries, a diversified growth company that is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, transportation, medical, education, and SaaS-based information networks.