Royal HaskoningDHV was celebrating at the NCE TechFest Awards which took place on Thursday 26 September after winning an award for its innovative traffic optimisation solution, Flowtack.
Designed to optimise traffic flow city-wide in real-time, Flowtack is already proven to reduce the number of vehicles having to stop at junctions by 30-40%. It also brings about a reduction in CO2 emissions by between 7-13% and reduces nitrogen oxide by over 10%.
It works by using live data to respond to current traffic conditions, keeping vehicles moving by controlling traffic lights city-wide.
Flowtack was one of seven initiatives chosen as finalists in the Roads Visionary Award, designed to celebrate technology innovation in the context of road transport. The awards are part of New Civil Engineer’s TechFest event, which showcases the latest digital solutions to benefit the engineering and consultancy sector.
Frank Legters, Director Business Unit Transport & Planning Europe at Royal HaskoningDHV commented: "Traffic in the UK is forecasted to grow by up to 51% by 2050, so city councils and transport authorities across the country face a big challenge: to keep our cities accessible and traffic moving whilst improving the environment.
"Flowtack proactively takes control, reducing the need to expand or build new roads. It’s achieved great success in the Netherlands already and we are in the process of bringing it to the UK in collaboration with a number of partners. We’re thrilled to have won this award!”