Travel-time Reporting and Integrated Performance System

The TRIPS Travel Time system is a sophisticated facility that directly integrates with, and provides accurate Travel Time Prediction, information on Road Network Performance, Traffic Queue Prediction, and other important information on roads controlled by the SCATS(*) Adaptive Traffic Management System.

Today’s demands on the road traffic network  are higher than ever, and drivers need to make informed decisions on their travel requirements. Escalating fuel costs have placed further pressure on road authorities to ensure that drivers travel both more effectively and efficiently.
Furthermore, informed choices on the use of motorways or arterial roads requires the availability of up to date traveller information.

TRIPS provides all of the necessary tools for road authorities to make this data available via a completely automated package. This assures that TRIPS outputs are always consistent with current road demands.

Graphical User Interface

The TRIPS Travel Time System incorporates a sophisticated map-based Graphical User Interface providing traffic engineers and operators with road travel time information in a streamlined and intuitive format.

TRIPS can provide timely and reliable predicted travel time information to traffic engineers, radio broadcasters and optionally to roadside displays on roadways throughout the entire arterial traffic network.


  • Simultaneously provides Travel Time prediction for up to 200 arterial roadways (>12000 intersections)
  • Industry standard Interfaces to internal and external services (e.g. Traveller Information signs, radio broadcast etc)
  • Quickly identifies unexpected delay points
  • Works seamlessly across multiple SCATS regional boundaries
  • Print Maps and Graphical Data
  • Uses industry standard map data formats
  • Export data for use in offline packages such as Excel
  • Provides Travel Time, Route Performance and Dynamic Coordination Displays
  • Distributed Data System shares data across multiple users.
  • Unattended Operation for continuous Live Travel Time reporting
  • Productivity Charts showing road network productivity and traffic performance

The TRIPS Travel Time system presents detailed graphs, allowing traffic engineers to instantly evaluate road performance of  not just predicted Travel Time, but many other important facilities as well.

Graphs are available that show individual link travel times, allowing problem sites to be quickly identified.

TRIPS can work in realtime, and can optionally store data from more than 8000 sites for later retrieval and analysis. Additionally, TRIPS can retrieve historical data from SCATS at any time, even data that has not previously been used to provide travel time prediction. This flexibility means that traffic engineers can compare current travel time and performance data to that of 12 months or even several years.

Dual Speed Limit support is an integrated feature of  the TRIPS Travel Time System, and Time Distance Diagrams are available based on actual traffic data from the SCATS system. This allows coordination and red light delays to be viewed at any time.

Coordination Arrows on screen show the actual coordination of traffic based on signal timings. Problems due to incorrect signal offsets are immediately identifiable. TRIPS even allows immediate launch into SCATS to correct any identified problems.

TRIPS Display program

Advantech Design introduces the new TRIPS_Display, a new product that allows multi-day display of route data from TRIPS TTD data files. The product is a separate application, so this allows it to display data independent of TRIPS operation.  Print graph functions are also included.

It has capacity for display of up to 200 days of data, and allows for exporting of result sets into CSV format for further offline analysis.

Zoom and Pan features are included, allowing areas of the graph to be magnified and scrolled.

* SCATS (Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System) is a trademark of the Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW, Australia