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British Columbia pilot directional LED Chevrons

Tags: Value - Innovation LED Technology North America Road Safety Speed Feedback Traffic Management Unipart Dorman

The British Columbia Ministry of Transport are piloting a new dynamic curve warning system using Unipart Dorman's directional LED Chevrons.

The directional LED chevrons are an enhancement to the already very successful steady burn LED Chevrons which we installed in Clinton, BC back in 2010 and have been deployed at numerous hazardous curve locations since.    

The directional chevrons combine the steady burn LED visibility enhancement techniques for the driver with radar speed detection of approaching traffic. On the detection of unsafe approach speeds, a high intensity LED pulse will travel sequentially along the chain of steady burn chevrons, providing drivers with an additional targeted directional aid.  

The technology has been installed at two curve locations and has been designed in such a way that if results prove to be as successful as expected, it can be very easily upgraded into other existing steady burn installations across the province.

We are delighted to have been selected for this innovative safety enhancement project, working alongside our partner - Inprotect Systems of Langley, a division of the ATS Traffic Group.

Watch our videos of the pilot via the following links:

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Click here for more information about LED Chevrons.

For further information or support, contact or complete our enquiry form.

About this author
Laura Bennett

Marketing Communications Manager

I am the Marketing Communications Manager for Unipart Rail based across Crewe and Doncaster. I cover both Traction & Rolling Stock and Infrastructure so my role is extremely varied and interesting which I love! I am passionate about Marketing and Digital and am always on the lookout for new ideas, innovations and technologies.


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