At 3M, many new ideas are starting to take shape as our products are transforming into intelligent road safety solutions for ‘Smart Cities.’ One of them is the 3M™ Smart Variable Messaging Systems (VMS) which displays customisable billboard-sized messages that inform motorists of important real-time traffic updates. It is an essential part of any next-generation traffic management system and can be easily customised to the specific needs of the region it is installed in.
They are intelligent displays, 3M Smart VMS can assist entire cities and states with their major traffic challenges such as traffic congestions and delays, rising numbers of road accidents and repair works, and difficulties in dispatching emergency services. Its capability of automatically displaying live information of congestions, optimal routes, journey times, weather, parking availability, air quality, roadworks, events, and more, can help to improve traffic flow by communicating to motorists of any necessary measures to take on their journey.
Read on to find out more about Smart VMS.
Smart VMS are dynamic message signs that can provide road users with real time information on the go, among others:
Displays can inform of alternative routes, journey times and congestion levels on the roads.
Motorists can stay informed of necessary precautions to take en route to their destination.
Emergency contact numbers to the police, fire department, ambulance services and highway patrol can be flashed.
Messages to influence the driving behaviour of motorists can be displayed. For example: “Speed thrills but kills”
Congestion and parking are interrelated. Smart VMS can provide live data on parking availability before bottlenecks happen.
Smart VMS can flash tourism messages, event news, and display policy updates to those without mass media access.
Authorised persons can use a smartphone app to display emergency information on 3M Smart VMS.
The system requires no manual intervention, which saves you time, money and resources.
Smart VMS supports video, graphics and images in a 16,000-colour rich display with an auto-brightness function.
Monitor various operating parameters from the control room and identify individual faults quickly for repair.
If less power consumption is required, Smart VMS can switch to low-power displays to conserve resources.
Utmost data security is ensured with 128-bit encryption to thwart hackers. Unauthorised persons will not gain access.
Location: Pune City, India
Pune City was selected for a Smart City contest where plans included studding the roadways with 3M VMS that will display real time automated information to road users. Learn how the 3M India team completed in the turnkey project within three short months.
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Pune Smart City 3M Variable Messaging System Turnkey Project (284.3 KB)