vs | plus in Denmark
Since the beginning of May 2023, a new traffic light system in Herning (DK) has been equipped with a vs | plus control. This control replaces the previous control. The special thing about it is that the system is located directly next to a sports hall. Immediately after the end of an event in the hall, the volume of traffic from the direction of the sports center is particularly high and, without countermeasures, causes a large backlog in its parking lot.
vs | plus has now been parameterized in such a way that it automatically notices when the traffic volume changes. As soon as this occurs, the vs | plus control gives considerably more green time to the traffic coming from the sports center. This gives priority to the outflow from the parking lots of the hall. As soon as the traffic decreases again, vs | plus switches back to normal operation. This is managed without program change, local timer clock or manual setting. This means that events can take place at any time without having to prepare or adjust the control (parameterization) in advance. The traffic signal control system thus automatically adapts to the situation.