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Travel Time Data Collection

Navtech's ITS system collects accurate travel time data using 360° long-range radar.

Tunnel and road operators use these insights to optimise their network. The same system provides comprehensive automatic incident detection capabilities.


What is travel time data collection?

Travel time data collection is the reporting of current and historical journey times on highways and tunnels.

Without accurate travel time data, road operators are unable to effectively optimise the capacity of their network. Using current infrastructure more efficiently is imperative in high volume, high priority sections of the strategic road network to ensure a better driver experience, reduce the impact on the environment of congestion-related CO2 emissions, and avoid additional construction.

For concession operators, travel time data is also important for reporting on efficiency KPIs, and sharing current journey time information with drivers can help to improve the usage of toll roads and support dynamic pricing.


Why use radar for travel time data collection?

Accurate data requires reliable detection every day, in all weathers. Radar works in poor visibility including in heavy rain, fog, complete darkness and glare. In these conditions other technologies start to fail, and radar continues to work.

Weather conditions have a significant impact on travel times. Incidents are more likely to happen in poor visibility, so the effective management of the network in periods of bad weather becomes even more critical. With accurate travel time data, operators can optimise traffic flow by adjusting speed limits.

Accurate traffic data is also important to concession operators who need to report on the efficiency of the road they manage, and who want to advise drivers of current average journey times on a toll road or use dynamic pricing.

ITS SOLUTION Why use Navtech's 360° radar solution?

Navtech’s travel time data collection reports real-time information to road and tunnel operators in all weather conditions, across the entire roadway to support the efficient management of the strategic road network.

Highways agencies and tunnel operators use Navtech’s live travel time data to optimise their networks in real-time. Operators can respond to changes in journey times on sections of their network by adjusting speed limits to smooth traffic flow. They can also share travel time information with drivers.

Our 360° long-range radar mean the entire roadway or tunnel is monitored 24/7. The data can be easily viewed in our situational awareness user interface for operators. Historical travel time data can further support strategic decisions such as investment or traffic management approaches to use at different times of day.

Live and historical travel data

Radar rotate through 360° four times a second, giving operators live information on precise sections of their network and as well as total journey times. The system also reports historical data for KPI reporting.

Multiple capabilities from one system

Navtech's ITS solution delivers comprehensive automatic incident detection capabilities together with traffic data collection, all from the same system.

Display travel times

Travel time information can be shared to improve the driver experience and demonstrate the relative benefit of using a toll road.

Dynamic pricing

Reduce your infrastructure burden by using Navtech's ITS system to provide incident detection and traffic data, which can be used for dynamic pricing


Navtech’s Intelligent Transport System (ITS) will find a stopped vehicle or wrong-way driver in seconds so operators can get assistance to road users faster. The same system can provide further actionable data such as vehicle count and classification.

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