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29 Nov 2021
Quicker, Safer, Greener Journeys Thanks to Next Generation Traffic Management System

Transport for NSW is a step closer to delivering the next generation of its world-leading intelligent traffic control system which will enable quicker, safer and greener road journeys thanks to investment into new software capabilities and industry partnership.

Transport for NSW Deputy Secretary, Customer Strategy & Technology, Joost de Kock said the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System, known as SCATS, cuts travel times for commuters by a third, reduces fuel consumption by 12 per cent and lowers emissions by 15 per cent - and there are more gains to come.

“Thanks to a new partnership with software development company Industrie&Co, our TfNSW development teams will collaborate to deliver the next generation of SCATS,” Mr de Kock said.

“SCATS uses algorithms and real-time traffic signal data to help customers get to their destinations faster and advanced sensors will allow cyclist and pedestrian movements to be included. The new partnership will help us to optimise their journeys even further by accelerating the development of new features to enhance the system.

“Whether it’s saving people time with more green lights and less stops, prioritising emergency vehicles to help save lives, or communicating directly with vehicles in the future, the next generation SCATS system will help us to meet the needs of modern, smart cities and regional hubs,” Mr de Kock said.

Yianni Achele, Partner at Industrie&Co said "We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Transport for NSW and do our part in building the next generation of SCATS, positively impacting millions of people's lives across the world.

"The next generation of SCATS will be a leap in innovation and by leveraging Industrie&Co's engineering heritage and deep experience in designing and building new platforms we can accelerate the SCATS transformation journey and ensure it's ready for the next evolution of traffic management. It will mean road users spend less time in traffic, can cut their fuel consumption and reduce their carbon footprint," Mr Achele said.

Industrie&Co, an Accenture Company, was selected to partner with TfNSW following a robust tender process.

Owned and operated by the NSW Government, SCATS is installed in more than 55,000 intersections across 187 cities and 29 countries worldwide.