Global Traffic Technologies, St. Paul
Opticom systems from Global Traffic Technologies are traffic signal priority applications: They change traffic lights so that emergency vehicles or buses that are running behind schedule can move quickly through street crossings. More than 1,500 intersections in the Twin Cities use Opticom systems. The software helps emergency services reduce response times while keeping other drivers safe, and helps public transportation adhere to schedules.
The company also offers central management software, which allows traffic-light data to be sent to traffic centers. The information informs signal light maintenance and can reduce the need for technicians traveling to signal locations.