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.