26 May 2015

Idox Transport, one of the most innovative technology companies providing traffic management solutions, recently launched Juno.

Juno is an adaptive control platform that enables network controllers to deploy, manage and set relevant strategies based on the need of the situation, which in turn helps to reduce congestion and improve transit times.

Juno is a perfect blend of technology sophistication and co-ordinated intelligence. It fosters effective traffic management by making key traffic data available from disparate sources crucial to triggering strategies that optimises the flow of traffic on highways, rural and city centre roads.

Juno platform is open for other 3rd party and bespoke algorithms that scales its capabilities beyond the limitations of a conventional traffic management solution.

Juno integrates with all modes of transport to utilise all benefits of big data. It accepts inputs from many diverse sources such as road speed detectors, vehicle request and accident inputs. It relies on the whole network approach (including data from automatic number plate recognition, Bluetooth, Satnav data, Google, National Agencies) for algorithm implementation that helps to more accurately predict buses arriving at bus stops.

Juno differentiators: • Only product on the market based on a platform approach • Only product which uses whole network data at its most fundamental level • Neural network based approach for predictions • Deep integration with signal priority demands from all vehicle types • Allows complete re-prioritisation of traffic around different political objectives (public transport for example) • Allows different algorithms to be implemented at different junctions • Options for developing algorithm store for open source and internal market with sharing revenues

There are many benefits of deploying Juno, these are: Policy Driven Outcomes With a flexible approach to algorithm development, outcomes can be determined by the policy makers. For example - A policy to prioritise public transport and pedestrians over general traffic during peak hours may see deployment of an entirely different set of algorithms to use the whole network data and deliver the desired outcomes.

Greater Innovation The ‘Open' nature of the Juno platform allows engineers to run their algorithms alongside instead of the generic/standard options. Juno's flexibility allows implementation and testing of diverse strategies in the real world like never before. It also facilitates accommodation of unique scenarios on complicated junctions by using unique algorithms developed to solve the occurrence of a specific problem.

Higher "Q Value" Idox Transport's operations team works closely with local authority's engineers to benchmark the existing network conditions and the "Q value" to a whole network approach. Juno operating in a like for like environment performs better than any of the existing solutions.

Reduced Commissioning & Validating Juno is self-learning, self-adapting thus eliminates the need to configure every last value of the system to fit a very rigid and unique algorithm. This approach saves months and months of commissioning normally required by engineers. Instead, engineers can focus on strategies, outcomes and implementation of right algorithms on the system at the right time.

Dynamic Multiple Algorithms With Juno, the days of having only a single algorithm operating on signals of a region or city is a thing of the past. Juno integrated with the Strategy Manager, enable to set strategies that can be triggered by changing algorithms based on the network conditions allowing individual signals and regions to run different logic within an integrated and collaborative learning framework.

Reduced personal training and support costs The user interface is simplified. It has uncluttered mapping making it readily operable by users with no training on UTMC systems to control variable message sings and manage strategies. This in turn reduces the cost of recruitment, training, on-going support costs and also sharing functions across multi-disciplinary teams.

Better use of existing assets Juno closely integrates with a UTMC system to use all intelligent transport systems data sources to influence the way in which traffic signals systems are controlled. Detectors are a valuable source of information, but Juno adopts a holistic approach and uses all other data sources to make real time decisions and thereby comprehensively achieve the required objectives.

Juno enables a more integrated and smarter cities approach to traffic control allowing different priorities and decisions to be swiftly, dynamically and easily implemented across a city, county or wider region.

To know more about Juno, its capabilities and benefits, Download PDF.

For the implementation of Juno, please contact:

Richard Thurbin, Product Director, Mobile: +44 (0) 7917 704 145