Masters student at Stellies plans to solve City's traffic woes

Wilko Mohr, a master's degree student at Stellenbosch University, has come up with a solution he believes will solve South Africa's traffic woes.

With the financial backing of Stellenbosch Municipality, Mohr is looking at adopting a sophisticated computerised control system with cameras to synchronise traffic signals along busy stretches of road.

Speaking to Cape Talk's Kieno Kammies, Mohr explained how the system would work and how traffic will be controlled.

Read: How to fix Cape Town's traffic woes

The advantage of this is that you obviously have a birds-eye view of the whole picture...you don't only look at an individual intersection on its own but you can coordinate it from signals and do that in real time.

Wilko Mohr, MA student, Stellenbosch University

The idea is to use this traffic model as a background for testing different strategies of signalisation to be implemented on the R44 corridor.

Wilko Mohr, MA student, Stellenbosch University

The Stellenbosch municipality is looking at utilising Mohr's model next year.

The project will initially cover eight intersections on the busiest stretch of the R44, from Helshoogte Road at Cloetesville in the north to the Van Reede Street crossing at Rhenish Primary School in the south.

To hear the rest of the conversation, listen below:


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