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With Q-Free’s Fort Worth deployment, North Texas closes in on goal of regional traffic coordination

City of Fort Worth in the process of installing more than 800 advanced traffic signal controllers throughout the city.

Q-Free (OSE: QFR), a global leader in mobility solutions for smart city infrastructure, announced today a new project in Fort Worth, TX that will move the region closer to its goal of creating a regionally coordinated traffic management network. The deployment includes connecting more than 800 Q-Free advanced transportation controllers (ATC) equipped with the company’s Intelight MAXTIME signal control software to  Intelight MAXVIEW atms, giving Fort Worth center-to-center communication capability with MAXVIEW systems deployed in neighboring jurisdictions including Dallas, Irving, and Coppell, Texas.

Tom Stiles, executive vice president of urban solutions for Q-Free, said the deployment represents a major milestone in North Texas’ larger regional traffic goals. “As a fast growing economic and cultural hub, the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metropolitan area aims to unite the region’s traffic operations to best serve the community,” he said. “The ability to share data, manage signals, and even coordinate first responder emergency preemptions across jurisdictions will have a profound impact on traffic and safety.”

Though the purchase was finalized in late February and only a small percentage of the project was completed prior to the current COVID-19 pandemic, local Q-Free dealer, Texas Highway Products, is continuing the installation using remote installation technology. The new ATMS and controller deployment will position Fort Worth for the future of transportation including the migration to greater automation including connected and autonomous vehicles.

The implications of regionally coordinated traffic management are profound. In addition to creating efficiencies and improving traffic flow across communities, having a consistent, single platform among neighboring communities has implications for disaster and emergency response during which a coordinated evacuation could prevent injuries or even save lives. That is a crucial capability according to Texas Highway Products CEO Darold Cherry. “In our recent history, we’ve witnessed major evacuations throughout the country because of hurricanes, flooding and other natural disasters. Having the capability to coordinate seamlessly between jurisdictions could keep those communities and their resident safer. That’s very exciting,” he said.

About Q-Free
Since 1984, Q-Free ASA (OSE: QFR), has been facilitating the safe and efficient movement of people and goods, with solutions that connect vehicles, drivers, and communities. Today, Q-Free’s elite brand portfolio features several top names in ITS including Intelight, OpenTMS, and Intrada®. Together, these data-driven solutions improve the travel experience through smart intersection control, coordinated highways and arterials, incident management, toll operations, and parking guidance at the local, regional, and state-wide level.

Headquartered in Trondheim, Norway, Q-Free has annual revenues of approximately 1 billion NOK (100 million USD) and employs 400 transportation enthusiasts in 16 countries.

To learn more about how Q-Free is changing the way people move, visit www.q-free.com.

About Texas Highway Products
Texas Highway Products, Ltd. distributes top-of-the-line, high-quality traffic control products and services for the past 25 years. Based out of Round Rock, Texas, Texas Highway Products serves as the exclusive Texas distributor for Q-Free/Intelight and our support team has significant industry experience and technical expertise to help you with ordering, installing and troubleshooting.

For more information, visit us at www.TrafficSignals.com.

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