Create generational change for the safety of road workers
Altus Traffic is one of the largest suppliers of traffic management in Australia, employing around 3000 staff.
Millions of vehicles pass through its works sites every year, and for the road workers staffing these sites, split seconds can be the difference between life and death. In the last two years, four traffic controllers tragically lost their lives.
To be able to give a road worker an extra three seconds of notice that a vehicle is hurdling towards them could save their life – and Altus Traffic use GIS data to do just that.
There are thousands of sites active daily – each one requiring a traffic plan indicating where every device and sensor that goes out should be placed. Previously, this required driving around cities all over the country, looking at sites, taking photos, sending them back to planners, who would then come up with a plan for treating identified issues.
Altus Traffic uses GIS data to see its thousands of active work sites in a central spot, and collect the data from those sites so they can proactively manage the safety of not only its people, but of its customers and of the members of the public.