Special Reports

A better overview in Göteborg 

Göteborgs Trafiklednings– och informationsenhet (TLI) is the municipal traffic control unit that guides bus and tram traffic in Göteborg. This is the heart of operations, whose task is to ensure that all passengers have access to secure, safe and well-functioning public transportation around the clock. Infracontrol simplifies everyday life for traffic controllers by gathering important…

Better traffic signal monitoring

We’re now launching an upgraded Infracontrol Online function for traffic signal systems. It’s completely brand-independent and communication takes place directly between the control devices using the Roadside Message Protocol (RSMP) standard. The new module enables monitoring, control, logging and collection of traffic data in the installations. The first installations will be connected starting this February.…

Continued extension of national ITS platform

The Swedish Transport Administration has engaged Infracontrol for the continued development, extension and administration of its national system for traffic equipment, known as TUS2. The agreement is for two years, with an option for a further two. The system is used to control, monitor and collect data from ITS installations nationwide such as variable speed…

Continued work on road traffic management systems

Infracontrol has received a repeat order for the maintenance and development of the Swedish Transport Administration‘s national support system for road traffic management, NTS. The system is used by traffic managers and operations managers at the four traffic management centers in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Gävle for monitoring and controlling traffic nationwide. The new agreement…

Effective decision-making support creates safety in traffic

When traffic gets snarled, quick action is called for. Trafik Stockholm has a totally unique decision support system that helps traffic controllers to quickly take the right action. For example, during a vehicle fire in 2008, the entire Södra Länken tunnel system was safely closed in less than 2 minutes. 24 minutes later, the fire…

Gothenburg Tramways Control System future-proofed

The monitoring system for Gothenburg Tramways has now entered its fifteenth year of uninterrupted operations. The system is in use around the clock by traffic managers at TLI, Gothenburg Tramways’ traffic management and information unit, to remotely monitor switches and signals. The hardware is now being upgraded to safeguard the supply of spare parts. –…

Gullberg tunnel creates new possibilities

After five years of construction, the Gullberg tunnel in Gothenburg is now fully open for traffic. The new tunnel makes land available for buildings and promenades, and it enables city expansion while improving road safety and reducing traffic noise. The Gullberg tunnel is also an essential link in Gothenburg’s road network, connecting to the Hisingen…

Interaction design means simpler, safer traffic management

The Swedish Transport Administration’s National Traffic Management Support (NTS) has been helping traffic managers make safe decisions fast since 2004. Now the system will be even more powerful and simpler to use. With the assistance of specialist expertise from Infracontrol, user studies and requirements analyses are in progress to form the basis for improvements that…

New national system for ITS installations

The Swedish Transport Administration owns and administers a great amount of ITS equipment. Much of it forms part of larger installations such as tunnels and traffic control systems where it is controlled and monitored. But there are also many smaller freestanding ITS installations right across the country such as variable speed limit signs, congestion alert…