Country’s first vehicle-actuated Wireless Traffic Signal Controller (Wi-TraC) started functioning at Vellayambalam junction. Â The camera in the system can detect vehicles and the intelligent transport system will change signals accordingly. Â Four cameras have been installed on each arm of the Junction, and the fifth one in the centre.
Wi-TraC is a government-supported research project of C-DAC. Â The project has the backing of Keltron. Â Wi-TraC has many advantages over conventional traffic controllers in terms of functional features, energy efficiency and size. Â It is small and pole-mountable, it does not occupy any space on the pavement. Â It is a cost-effective solution since it wonâ€™t require digging, Hume pipes and armoured cables. Â It has a GPS-enabled Real-time Clock (RTC) for distributed time-synchronisation. Â The entire system works on solar power
Kerala Road Fund Board (KRFB) is installing Wi-TraC at Vellayambalam with technical support from Keltron and C-DAC. Â Experts are now studying the working of Wi-TraC during the peak hours.