Dilemma Zone Protection

There is an area ahead of a signalized intersection which is called "Dilemma Zone", because there the behavior of drivers cannot be well predicted.

Would the driver hit the brakes or accelerate when the traffic light turns red? Both options bear risks: Abrupt braking may result in a rear-end collision. Accelerating, on the other hand, may cause a dangerous situation in the inner part of the intersection, as well as red-light running.

The smartmicro Event Trigger Module can be used to make the dilemma zone safer. Based on precise lane-specific object data like position, speed, and class of every traffic participant, the traffic signal timing can be adapted in real-time. The smartmicro sensor can simply calculate the ETA and the controller can adjust the timing accordingly. This way, dangerous situations can be avoided and the safety of all traffic participants is increased.