ZeroTraffic's involvement in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems began with the founding of a predecessor company in 1981, which employed the initial ZeroTraffic employees. Our very first project was the implementation of intelligent traffic signal control software for the former Metro Toronto Traffic Control Centre (MTTCC). We continued to be involved in the implementation and post-delivery support for this system throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s.
In the early 1990s, MTTCC awarded the staff at ZeroTraffic the Central MUX Integration (CMI) project. This program had the objective of integrating a legacy multiplexer and the traffic cell software previously developed by ZeroTraffic onto a new QNX-based platform. The software consisted of three main components - the Systems Software, CMUX Emulator and Traffic Task. This software was delivered to MTTCC in 1993.
Further work for MTTCC followed, including a rework of the Metro Transportation's plan change system, a communication reconfiguration project, and a requirements analysis and feasibility study for the proposed Traffic Signal Control System. In the mid 1990s, ZeroTraffic's core team performed an upgrade of the Metro Transportation Traffic Signal Control System (TSCS) for Metro Toronto Transportation.
From 2005 to 2011, ZeroTraffic's experience include actively involved in the development of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation's Next Generation COMPASS System (NGCS). The NGCS replace the existing infrastructure in the COMPASS Traffic Operations Centres (TOCs) which has been in operation since 1991. The COMPASS system is the freeway traffic management system for all the 400-series freeways in the Province of Ontario, including Highway 401, which includes the busiest stretch of highway in North America.
Our chief engineers delivered to MTO in 2015 a light version of NGCS which can be deployed within smaller jurisdictions and have been supporting MTO in the maintenance, upgrades and roll-out of the ITS software.