Scottsdale, AZ –– Attendees at November’s 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in New York City November 16-20, 2008 will get a sneak peak at American Traffic Solutions’ (ATS’) newest photo enforcement technology that is designed to help cities solve the problems associated with overweight and “overheight” trucks.
Trucks that violate cities’ height and weight restrictions cause municipalities millions of dollars in damage and repair costs to local streets. These same vehicles generate myriad complaints
from neighbors about unwanted and irritating truck traffic noise. The New York City Department of Transportation just completed a pilot program testing ATS’ new technology that uses photo
enforcement to detect and potentially cite trucks that violate height and weight rules. Participants at the World Congress will see a demonstration of ATS’ new technology during a bus tour in which results will be broadcast in real time into the bus and also into ATS’ booth #1247 inside the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
ATS’ Axsis™ WIM-300 (Weight-in-Motion) system uses a combination of quartz weight sensitive sensors embedded in the road and a roadside system that automatically monitors and
isolates heavy vehicles. The sensors “read” the weight of a vehicle and can detect an overweight vehicle. Similarly, the Axsis ™ Overheight photo enforcement system uses a laser to measure the vehicle’s height and detect violations. Images and video clips of the offending vehicles are captured similar to red-light and speed camera images. Images and data are transmitted to an ATS Data Center for enforcement. The photographic evidence is reviewed by the local police agency before citations are mailed to violators.
About American Traffic Solutions, Inc.:
American Traffic Solutions (ATS) is a leading provider of technology and business solutions for traffic safety and electronic toll collection programs worldwide, including PlatePass®, which is an automated electronic toll payment service that enables Hertz and Advantage customers to use high speed, cashless electronic toll lanes. ATS is a private corporation, which serves more than 130 municipalities and government agencies. ATS is the largest provider of photo traffic enforcement programs to America’s big cities with active programs in New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., St. Louis, San Diego and Seattle; Houston, Fort Worth, Irving and Arlington, Texas; New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; and Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona. ATS also serves Canada’s largest digital red-light camera and speed enforcement program in Calgary, Alberta. The company is headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ.