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January 08, 2014

MMDA launches Traffic Signalization System

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has launched its newest initiative to ease traffic situation in the Metro – the Traffic Signalization System.

The Traffic Signalization System (TSS), is MMDA’s new traffic management network that is capable of monitoring 400 intersections in Metro Manila using state-of-the-art equipment and software.

MMDA TSS_photo bureau_rappler
Image credit: Malacañang Photo Bureau

The system, which is housed inside MMDA’s new Command and Control Center in Makati City, will utilize upgraded traffic signal facilities in 85 priority intersections, 25 high-definition CCTV cameras, 36 units of 45-inch displays, and its own system management software. “It can analyze and consolidate information for faster mobility, improved road safety, optimized vehicle flow and pedestrian movement, and reduced travel times,” said MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino.

President Benigno Aquino III, who was present at the launch, gave an example on how the TSS will tackle heavy traffic. “Kung nakita sa CCTV camera na puno ng sasakyan sa isang kalsada, at maluwag naman sa kabila, maaaring kontrolin mula sa Command and Control Center ang tagal o bilis ng pag-ilaw ng green at red lights sa mga intersection, upang mapaluwag ang mga daan dahil magiging mas-efficient ang pagdaloy ng trapiko.”

The Traffic Signalization System (TSS) is currently at Phase 1 and costs more than Php295 million. The President is expecting the project to reach its final phase (Phase 3) in 2016.

{via: Rappler, Interaksyon} {source}


29 Responses to “MMDA launches Traffic Signalization System”

  1. TacticalNinja says:

    Nasa disiplina parin ng mga drivers yan, at mga matitinong traffic enforcers.

    • SirJacko says:

      Agree.

      OUR Php295M will go down the drain because of undisciplined BUS, JEEP, TRICYCLE, TRUCK, TAXI DRIVERS. We don’t need a system to see that these (mostly) PUVs are @holes!!!

      – from a walking road-rage time bomb

  2. Zobel says:

    Manila was inferiorly planned. I say nuke it and start over.

    • booby says:

      oh gahd, I somehow agree. if only there is a way to demolish every poorly planned district in the Metro and start urban planning from scratch. Syempre sineryoso ko yung nuke part, haha, edi hindi pwedeng tirhan ang buong metro manila for quite a long time.. hehe

  3. BratpPAQ says:

    295 milyones! Tapos mababalewala dahil override din ng mga enforcers yung traffic light.

  4. Paul says:

    High technology(?) + Old dogs who cannot operate it well = EPIC FAIL

    Also, please show us at least an inventory of what PHP295M has provided you. Are there any proof on this: “It can analyze and consolidate information for faster mobility, improved road safety, optimized vehicle flow and pedestrian movement, and reduced travel times”?

    Are there high-speed computers involved in these operations? Or merely a bunch of LED TV’s in-place? Is TSS all about computers doing the analysis or merely MMDA’s themselves doing the watch?

    I hope MMDA will educate us more on how the whole system will operate and function. :)

  5. Bob Reyes
    Twitter: bobreyes
    says:

    This is just a part of the solution to the ever worsening traffic in Metro Manila. Number 1 solution for me is still motorists education and discipline.

    There are a lot of motorists in Metro Manila who should not had been issued with a Driver’s License in the first place. A lot still thinks that the traffic lights are just suggestions and it’s optional if you’re to follow.

  6. pong says:

    Dag-dag nyo din dyan yung mga pulis at mmda mismo na mahilig mag break ng trafic rules

  7. kramburger says:

    “Kung nakita sa CCTV camera na puno ng sasakyan sa isang kalsada, at maluwag naman sa kabila, maaaring kontrolin mula sa Command and Control Center ang tagal o bilis ng pag-ilaw ng green at red lights sa mga intersection, upang mapaluwag ang mga daan dahil magiging mas-efficient ang pagdaloy ng trapiko.”
    – so dapat makikita rin nila kung ano ang cause ng traffic (public utility vehicles, traffic enforcers.)

    • wew says:

      kahit nung una pa lng naman eh nakikita na nila ung cause ng traffic kahit simpleng cctvs lng at di pa centralized ung system pero d p rin nagagawan ng paraan kaya duda ako kung gaganda talaga ung daloy dahil dito.

  8. Abudaldal says:

    We shouldn’t be too negative. The only way we can improve our lives is through innovation. Let’s just embrace it because at the end of the day, we will benfit from it. What if given a chance you become a president, lower your pride a bit, we’re not even capable of running the country, and he is.

  9. bob says:

    Weird. 85 intersections pero 25 lang ang CCTV? Im not sure pero di ba dapat at least 1:1 ang CCTV every intersection? ahh, baka may existing CCTVs na yung ibang intersection? :|

    • wew says:

      this is just the phase 1 of 3 of the whole project, ang alam ko eh makukumpleto ung buong project sa 2016

  10. `no3L
    Twitter: noeldacara
    says:

    Finally! May ganyan na din ang MMDA, I was disappointed and at the same time proud dahil kahit sa Makati ay wala pa ganitong technology kasi medyo matagal na sa Davao City ang ito which is paterned in the US (including our Centrall 911 emergency reponse team) and part of the 1B project ng city to prepare the city in the future :)

    • Azce says:

      proud davaoeño.. :)

    • wew says:

      @`no3L ang alam ko may ganito na rin ang makati mas advanced pa nga un dito eh sa pagkakaalala ko nabalita n rin un

    • `no3L
      Twitter: noeldacara
      says:

      yep, meron na rin sila…bago lang din, last 2013 lang ata pero same technology (kasi ibinalita sa TV, yung dito hinde) pero ang sa Davao eh around 5 years na active…mas naimprove pa nga ngayon kasi nakipagpartner ang IBM – firsr smart (literal) city ang Davao buong Asia ;)

    • mon says:

      May ganyan sa Makati. Kita sa CCTV mga mayor na pasaway.

  11. `no3L
    Twitter: noeldacara
    says:

    ah o nga pla, sorry naalala ko na. nabalita pla sa TV yun last year lang yata 2013 pero sa Davao ilang years ng active yun. Same technology sa CCTV nila and yung command center kasi nakita ko sinabi sa balita tapos yun nga…matagal na sa Davao may ganun.

  12. Jaben says:

    wow, I thought Manila had this system already. So Davao had this earlier? :p

    • `no3L
      Twitter: noeldacara
      says:

      Yep, it was around 5 years ago I think since it was installed. I just can’t believe that this MMDA system now only has 25 CCTVs??? Only 25??? Whereas compared to the car population and number of intersections, Davao is just small but we have at least 40 Hi-def CCTVs around the city now and hunders more are currently being installed – target of 200 CCTVs for the whole project.

    • wew says:

      @`no3L hindi po…sa ngaun po eh 25 cctv cameras lng ang nakakabit sa TSS, at madagdagan pa ito.ang alam ko eh may hiwalay pa na 150 cctv cameras ang mmda na hindi konektado dito…pero in the future im sure magiging centralized na rin ang cctvs sa buong ncr.

    • `no3L
      Twitter: noeldacara
      says:

      @wew: well anyway, good to know na rin kc napagtuunan na rin nila ng pansin yan. andyan ang national media eh kaya mas nakikita yan ng buong bansa, sana lang hindi mahaluan yan ng kaEPALan at kurapsyon… :(

    • wew says:

      @’no3L un ang mukhang imposible hahaha waiting shed nga na may wifi kinabitan ng tarp at led screen,pati SSID hindi pinalampas.hahaha

    • Abudaldal says:

      Let’s make DUTERTE the NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES. :)

  13. abukado says:

    Mas inuna kasing pinturahan ng kulay pink ang buong MM.

  14. franz says:

    Artificial intelligence should be in control of the traffic lights not a human being.

    An algorithm of some sort should be developed to detect car flow and change lights when needed. It should not rely on a countdown timer but a well written algorithm with the appropriate hardware.

    After all, a human controller is not an efficient machine.

    • `no3L
      Twitter: noeldacara
      says:

      Well, believe it or not…that is like what is currently installed in Davao now. If I am not mistaken, Davao’s traffic lights is the most advance in the country yet. Sensors are detecting car flows between intersections and controls the traffic lights accordingly. This traffic signalization system which was just launched by MMDA recently has been active on Davao a couple of years ago.

    • wew says:

      @franz i disagree with you…kahit advanced na ang panahon naten wala pa ring makakatalo sa human kahit pinakamagandang robot pa yan….concrete example?most expensive cars in the world are handcrafted like the bugatti veyron ang rolls royce–dahil hindi pa sapat ang accuracy ng mga robots para maging perpekto ang paggawa. pero di ko naman sinasabi na against ako sa AI actually karamihan ng traffic lights sa metro manila eh controlled ng AI;pag nadetect na wala nang dumadaan na sasakyan kahit nakagreen pa, automatic irered kaagad para maigreen sa next direction =) pero ang alam ko d pa lahat ng intersections. ang mas maganda d2 eh pwedeng ioverride ng mmda ung traffic lights manually kung sakaling d gumagana ung sensor

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