VolkerSmart Technologies completed a project with Luton Council, to install a series of variable message signs (VMS) and associated technology, in and around Luton, to help resolve its congestion issue.
The business installed a UTMC-compliant carpark count outstation and vehicle detection equipment, whereby cars are detected by an inductive two loop system, as they enter and exit carparks. This is linked to the VMS to provide carpark occupancy data to the public.
VMS allows drivers to plan their route, taking account of traffic conditions and delays. They can then select a carpark based on real-time occupancy information.
Our experienced operations team supported the Council through each stage of the project, by liaising with VMS manufacturers during the design and installation phases, to ensure the works were delivered on time, within budget and to the required specification.
Cllr Paul Castleman, portfolio holder for highways