For over forty years, Hanshin Expressway(HEX) has been developing cutting-edge Intelligent Transportation System in order to smoothen mass traffic volume in the urban area. By this continuous effort, HEX can provide highly reliable traffic information twenty-four hours a day seven days a week, so that drivers can enjoy safe and comfortable driving experience on the Hanshin Expressway.

Hanshin Expressway's traffic control system consists of "Data collection", "Information processing" and "Information service".

Data Collection

Necessary information is collected by various devices such as vehicle detectors, TV cameras and automatic vehicle identifiers installed on the expressway.

Vehicle Detector
Vehicle Detector
Automatic Vehicle Identifier
Automatic Vehicle Identifier
TV Camera
TV Camera

Information Processing

Collected information and data are processed by the main computer and displayed on our main panel and monitors in the traffic control room. Traffic operators can make appropriate judgment and command to the traffic administration crew.

Traffic Control Room
Traffic Control Room

Information Service

Drivers can obtain traffic update by information services including traffic-condition signboards graphical information boards and roadside radio.

Graphical Message Signboard
Graphical Message Signboard
Variable Message Signboard at the Expressway Entrance
Variable Message Signboard at
the Expressway Entrance