Urban Traffic Cases

Intelligent Traffic Lights in Porto Alegre


The confluence of Avenida Dr. Nilo Pecanha with Carazinho Street, due to the large influx of cars that pass through this area, has always been a chronic problem in the transit of Porto Alegre. A traffic circle was applied to the site in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion in the region. The measure did not have the desired effect and the population grew impatient.

In March 2011, Digicon presented an effective solution to improve the fluidity of the process and thus improve users’ quality of life. Intelligent Controlled Traffic Lights, with Virtual Vehicle Detection.

Basically, the system identifies the number of cars coming to light using cameras and calculates the best way to manage traffic, fostering greater fluidity along most congested routes and allowing an improvement of up to 70%. The results exceeded initial expectations and ensured new life to the neighborhood, while also reducing traffic jams and providing safer crossing for pedestrians.
Picture: Lucas Barroso/PMPA


Traffic controllers in the city of São Paulo

The SPTRANS (São Paulo´s Municipal Transportation Secretary) magazine ran a story about the Via Free project. The program aims to streamline traffic on major corridors, reducing the travel time of buses.

Digicon participated in this operation with the technology of CD 200 Traffic Controllers. There are approximately 130 pieces of equipment used by the City of Sao Paulo. With the help of controllers, the results have been impressive, with a decrease in travel time of buses up to 28%. Once the project is fully implemented, the expectation is that the average speed of collective transport increases from 18.5 km/h to 23.7 km/h.
Source: Journal SPTrans

City of São Paulo-SP


Cutting-edge technology for traffic lights: SCATS in Belo Horizonte

The city of Belo Horizonte signed a contract with Digicon, a technology solutions company based in Gravataí (RS), for the provision of intelligent systems for traffic lights at 26 intersections along Avenida Antonio Carlos, one of the capital´s main roads.

How it works:

The system will allow the implementation of traffic control, according to the number of vehicles passing the site. "As the traffic flow decreases or increases, the system determines the light change automatically," explains Hélgio Trindade Filho, product manager. The goal is to help reduce congestion on one of the busiest roads in BH. The contract value is set at US$ 800,000.