With many local authorities aligning themselves to TOPAS (Traffic Open Products and Specifications) for traffic control and associated equipment, AGD is pleased to announce that its 318 Traffic Control Radar has now been accredited to TOPAS 2505A – which relates to its use on left- or right-turn filter lanes.
When above-ground radar is used on a filter lane, the standard MVD’s detection footprint is usually too wide, encroaching into the adjacent lanes. In addition, if the lane is short, further range reduction can only be achieved by pointing the radar down, which can cause false detections from the road surface.
The 318’s narrow beam, combined with the user’s ability to limit its range to within 1m, will overcome this issue, providing accurate detection for left- or right-turn filter lanes.
As more councils seek different technologies to keep detection out of the carriageway, and the 318 is a popular solution for MOVA, SD, bus, long shuttle and cycle applications. AGD will pursue TOPAS accreditation for these applications over the coming months.