Traffic lights of Minsk are becoming smarter. Seven brand new electro traffic lights are to be installed in the city. These devices themselves are not much different from usual ones.
However, they are equipped with Bluetooth and video detectors are attached to their basis.
Sensing elements are attached in the asphalt at the bottom of a traffic light. Sensors on a traffic light will count cars thanks to Bluetooth vehicle detectors, and dispatcher will shorten time of a red signal during a traffic jam.
It means that at one period a traffic light will be on for a minute and next time it will be on just for a few seconds.
Thanks to these technologies it will be possible to regulate traffic in a real-time mode. First smart traffic lights will be installed on Masherova Avenue from Kozlova Street to Daumana Street.
Pavel Ignatovich, senior engineer of the department of technical facilities and systems:
Information from transport detectors enters the automated system of traffic management
and the duration of particular traffic signals will change in real-time mode.
If the system sees a traffic jam is across Masherov Avenue, then a special regime will turn on and allow clearing the whole way.
The system will be put into operation in test mode in April 2017.
If smart traffic lights prove themselves successfully, then nearly 90 similar objects will be installed on all the main highways of the city.