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ActiveITS Advanced Traffic Management System

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has evaluated, developed, deployed, and verified Intelligent transportation system (ITS) software systems since 1992. ITS staff members are heavily involved in ITS standards and well versed in ITS systems deployed throughout the country.

ATMS Solutions, Expertise and Capabilities

A leader in design, development and deployment of solutions for Advanced Traffic Management Systems (ATMS), Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been implementing ATMS since the early 1990s. SwRI integrates new technologies and equipment into existing ATMS solutions and Traffic Management Centers (TMCs). We are focused on integrating intelligent vehicle development activities including vehicle-to-vehicle communications, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications and autonomous vehicles.

    ActiveITS is a fully integrated ATMS platform for traffic management.

    • Reliable: Trusted in seven of 50 largest U.S. cities on more than 10,000 miles of managed roadway. More than 20 years of proven reliability.
    • Scalable Solution: 45 deployments ranging from 6 to 2,000 field devices.  More than 12,000 different ITS field devices managed across all deployments.
    • Interoperable: More than 60 supported protocols. NTCIP DMS, CCTV, RWIS, and TSS support. Reduced integration cost due to spectrum of support and standards use.

    Capabilities of the ActiveITS Software

    • Management of more than 60 different ITS field device protocols, including Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Dynamic Message Sign (DMS), Highway Advisory Radio (HAR), roadway sensors, Roadway Weather Information System (RWIS), ramp meters, and other sensors. More than 12,000 devices are currently managed by ActiveITS across approximately 45 deployments.
    • Automates incident management operations through automated event management response plans.
    • Provides archiving and reporting to enable performance measures-based oversight of event management operations, ITS field equipment maintenance, service patrol, and the ATMS itself.
    • The same software is scalable to handle ITS operations in large urban deployments, in cities like Miami, Florida and Houston, Texas, and rural environments.
    • Utilized for new transportation industry operational concepts, including High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes, reversible lanes, and integrated corridor management.
    • Interconnects centers to allow for sharing of information, aggregation of data for traveler information services, and for the remote management of centers (i.e., off-peak operations from rural centers can be transferred to another center).
    • Integrates Active-Vision Anomaly Detection computer vision algorithms to analyze anomalies affecting roadway traffic.