As with the previous editions, this year too (March 25- 28), Intertraffic has had multiple halls crammed with latest traffic technologies & products from a large number of exhibitors and business visitors. The central theme of the Show?Smart Mobility?focused on urban accessibility and traffic flow. The highlight of the event has been the Innovation Awards for categories like Parking, ITS, Infrastructure, Safety and Smart Mobility.
Bagging the Intertraffic Innovation Award in the Smart Mobility category, HR Groep Traffic & Signing was also named as the ?overall winner? for its MB Track & Trace solution ? a ready-to-deploy bicycle parking/facility management solution. The jury particularly commended the simplicity of the user interface, the intelligent technologies adopted from other areas of the parking and traffic management industries, as well as the aesthetically designed bicycle racks themselves. A trial is currently underway in Rotterdam.
The winner of the Parking category was SCANaCAR?s Parking Space Classifier. This vehicle-mounted system not only aids the efficient enforcement of parking rules and regulations but also simultaneously has the capability to accurately detect (via machine vision technologies) occupied and empty parking spaces on-street and feed that data (with accurate GPS positioning) into parking management systems to be disseminated to users as parking availability information. The Innovation Award for safety went to CIDRO for its reinforced concrete-based CROSSAFE road culvert end protection system. In the Infrastructure category, ArcelorMittal?s unique Magnelis coating and High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel for safety barriers and poles was declared a winner.