Leading manufacturer of ITS product solutions AGD Systems will exhibit at this year’s Highways UK exhibition, 7-8 November at the NEC, Birmingham.
This flagship event for the people and organisations involved in the planning, designing, building, operating and future-proofing of the UK’s road network comprises a multi-stream conference combined with a major exhibition.
AGD will be showcasing its new 343 Highways Monitoring Radar at the show. Developed using the company’s experience and expertise in designing radars for highway enforcement, the AGD 343 is an easy-to-integrate traffic flow monitoring solution that provides real-time data on multi-lane highways.
With highway authorities calling for a moratorium on penetration of the road surface there is increasing demand for more flexible above-ground traffic monitoring solutions, as Ian Hind, AGD’s commercial director, explains: “The 343 was developed in response to feedback from the UK and around the world that there is a need to be able to locate traffic monitoring radar close to the carriageway. Most radars must be mounted between 5m and 8m from the carriageway, and there isn’t always that amount of space available. The 343 can be mounted as close as 2m from inner edge of the inside lane and will still provide information for the lane immediately below the radar, as well as the lane on the farthest point of the carriageway.”
In order to create the solution, AGD worked with a design partner to develop a bespoke antenna that allows the 343 to look down at 30 degrees, as well as being able to monitor ten lanes of traffic, looking across both carriageways to detect vehicle travel in approaching and receding directions.
“The 343 can be used almost anywhere for better-informed decision-making and optimised traffic flows. It combines well with our enforcement solutions to offer a full product suite for UK smart motorways as well as international highways,” says Ian Hind.
At Highways UK, AGD will also present its WiFi-enabled, IP-capable 645 Pedestrian Detector – now with 10m x 3m detection zone, and the non-intrusive, loop-replacing 318 Traffic Control Radar. Visitors to AGD’s stand can expect to see the following innovations:
- The 645 Pedestrian Detector now has volumetric capability as part of the standard build. This allows accurate monitoring of the level of pedestrian occupancy in the wait zone for safer, smarter pedestrian crossings.
- For ease of configuration, the 318 now benefits from WiFi AGD Touch-setup technology, like the 645, and this will be demonstrated at the show.
- The 318 now includes an important new function: the ability to detect stationary or queuing traffic. This, together with WiFi AGD Touch-setup technology and an enhanced user setup GUI, will facilitate MOVA installations and other strategic applications.
AGD can be found on stand D20 at Highways UK 2018.