US 11,055,993 B2
System and method for managing traffic at a worksite
Cole Benjamin Campbell, Hubley (CA); and Mitchell Alexander Hollohan, Halifax (CA)
Assigned to SITE 2020 INCORPORATED, Dartmouth (CA)
Filed by SITE 2020 INCORPORATED, Dartmouth (CA)
Filed on Mar. 29, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/369,910.
Application 16/369,910 is a continuation of application No. 15/455,595, filed on Mar. 10, 2017, granted, now 10,249,186.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/306,840, filed on Mar. 11, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2019/0228651 A1, Jul. 25, 2019
Int. Cl. G08G 1/0955 (2006.01); G08G 1/08 (2006.01)
CPC G08G 1/0955 (2013.01) [G08G 1/08 (2013.01)] 12 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A traffic control system for managing traffic at a worksite, the system comprising:
a traffic control signal, the traffic control signal comprising traffic lights;
a wireless interface in communication with the traffic control signal, the wireless interface configured to receive control signals to operate the traffic control signal;
a mast for supporting the traffic control signal;
a support base for supporting the mast on a surface;
a wireless control device configured to receive input, the input for controlling the traffic control signal;
a portable base station in communication with the wireless control device and the wireless interface, the wireless control device to transmit the received input to the base station, the base station configured to receive the input from the wireless control device, generate the control signals and transmit the control signals to the wireless interface, wherein the portable base station is supported by one of either base station legs or a vehicle to elevate the base station to improve reception;
a sensor mounted on the mast, the sensor configured to collect traffic data proximate to the traffic control signal and to transmit the traffic data to the portable base station;
wherein the sensor is a camera mounted on the mast, the camera configured to collect traffic data proximate to the traffic control signal and to transmit the traffic data to the wireless interface, the wireless interface configured to further transmit the traffic data to the portable base station which in the event of traffic congestion in front of the traffic control signal generates a further control signal for transmission to the traffic control system to allow vehicles to pass and thereby alleviate the traffic congestion.