Mr. Bob Driggers of Sensys Networks was the guest speaker. He introduced his company, and its “puck” in-road sensor. He briefly discussed the evolution of traffic signal control since the 1950’s and touched on current bicycle detection technology. He then discussed issues around reliability measures and arterial optimization, including performance measures, speed detection, and the way that the Sensys Network “puck” identifies individual vehicles. In response to questions from the audience, he also discussed how the “puck” measures vehicle speed, a typical in-road deployment configuration, how the “pucks” are deployed, and how they communicate with one another and with a central server.
The guest speaker for the September 26 meeting is scheduled to be Pat Phung from FHWA.