Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS) is the leading traffic management system used to monitor and control thousands of traffic signals around the world.
SCATS is a complete system of hardware, software and control philosophy. It operates in real-time, adjusting signal timings throughout the system in response to variation in traffic demand and system capacity.
It measures traffic volumes and flows at intersections mainly using inductive loop detectors buried in the road surface. This data is then used to automatically adapt operation of traffic signals on an area-wide basis.
SCATS can run without any manual intervention, it is self calibrating and requires no on-going traffic surveys and manual plan generation, therefore reducing operational costs.
On average SCAT’s has reduced delays by 20%, reduced stops by 40%, reduced fuel consumption by 12% and emissions by 7%.