Contact Germany

Dr.-Ing. Torsten Heine-NimsHead of Traffic Engineering Department

Contact Austria

Dipl-Ing. Dr. Michael SchussekManaging Director ACTES Bernard

Selected References

Traffic engineering

Traffic control and guidance measures to influence traffic behavior are becoming increasingly important due to the limited traffic space in urban areas. As a result, these measures must be considered to be an integral part of a future-oriented overall transport concept. The optimum use of the existing transport infrastructure by efficiently deploying traffic engineering measures is an essential goal, which can be reached by using intelligent transport systems (ITS) and traffic management systems.

Modern traffic engineering measures accompany the planning and implementation process, starting from the identification of a specific transport problem to the commissioning of traffic engineering systems. In addition, construction-related planning services to assure a sufficient traffic flow during the construction process are increasingly in the focus of attention.

In view of the above, the following innovative approaches are becoming increasingly important:

Adaptive and environmentally-friendly

Comprises integrative solutions aiming at a mitigation of environmental effects by reducing traffic noise, operating costs and the emission of pollutants while increasing transport safety and quality.

Future-oriented and sustainable

Comprises the use of innovative solutions and methods for traffic control and guidance to obtain sustainable traffic solutions.

Inter- and multidisciplinary

Combines measures of various aspects of transport to optimize traffic control and flow processes.

Comprehensive and integrative

Guarantees a close cooperation of political leaders and design experts with citizens as well as specialist assistance at public information events and in political bodies such as technical committees and local council meetings.

Further information

Traffic light systems

Traffic light signal control is an effective means of assuring traffic flow capacity and safety. Especially in urban road networks, traffic light systems are used to guarantee optimized traffic processes that are sustainable and consistent with demand and environmental requirements.

The planning of traffic light systems starts with the design of system technology and development of control systems, followed by the development of vehicle-actuated control methods. Vehicle-actuated control methods may be used to optimize private transport (pedestrians, cyclists, motorized individual transport), but may also comprise features for public transport priority systems, monitoring systems for jams or special traffic situations (e.g. fair trade and event traffic or tunnel control systems). When looking at the traffic (sub-)network in its entirety, particularly environmental issues can be taken into consideration (environmentally-friendly control strategies). Furthermore, traffic adaptive control strategies allow to create (sub-)network-optimized traffic processes, which normally go beyond the effects that can be achieved when analyzing just a single traffic node, and which focus, for instance, on the minimization of waiting times of motorized traffic at all network-relevant traffic nodes.

When developing the control software, the most advanced computer-aided development tools and design software programs are used, as well as special software modules developed in-house.

Brenner BERNARD ingenieure GmbH participates in the development of guidelines and information sheets and thus significantly influences the technical and scientific state of the art in the field of traffic light systems. Our design firm looks back on many years of comprehensive experience in the development of control programs for traffic light systems and offers the complete spectrum of design services.