Yunex Traffic’s Dr Andy Hamilton has presented early results from the FUSION ‘living laboratory’ trial sites, as well as announcing new features that have been added to the system.
FUSION is an entirely new application for intelligent, adaptive network control, which has been developed by Yunex Traffic in partnership with Transport for London (TfL). Representing a major advance in the evolution of adaptive traffic control, FUSION will replace London’s legacy UTC-SCOOT system.
FUSION adopts a network-wide view and digital twin approach to provide a comprehensive picture of traffic conditions and the predicted impact of actions on the entire network. The system uses sophisticated modelling and forecasting procedures to help improve traffic signal optimisation, improving on the SCOOT philosophy of minimising vehicle delay and stops by optimising signalised junctions and pedestrian crossings based on all road users’ needs.
FUSION is being trialled at seven living laboratory sites across London, with further sites set to be introduced in the coming weeks.
Wilke Rents, Managing Director Yunex Traffic in the UK, said: “Together with our partner Transport for London, we are excited to see the initial feedback from the trials which has been very encouraging, showing improvements over the current approaches to traffic control on London’s streets.
“Additional living laboratory sites are planned, allowing even more detailed analysis and fine tuning of the system to take place. This ground-breaking new system is already showing its ability to make road networks safer, more efficient and more responsive to meet the needs of all road users. We are looking forward to seeing more results of the trials over the coming months.”
Developed with feedback from the Living Laboratory trials, Dr Hamilton will announce a number of further enhancements to FUSION, including a new configuration and monitoring system for the user interface, improvements to the detector management functionality and new configuration options for the fixed offsets between junctions – giving greater flexibility for operators to configure the system to meet their specific network requirements.