Edmonton, AB: Techno Signz, a Canadian-based technology and signs company, has just released the world’s first auto-dimming digital piloting sign, called the Digi Pilot Sign. After significant R&D efforts, the Digi Pilot Sign is now ready for the market; boasting 175m viewing distance, completely controllable through smartphone application and has a self-reacting message board which dims when oncoming traffic is within a 100m range.
“It’s shocking,” says Mike Mager of CAA (Canadian Automotive Association). “You got people speeding and speeding past an emergency vehicle,” said RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounty Police) officer Const. Shawn Smith. “It’s unbelievable.” These are the type of statements that inspired the Digi Pilot Sign. Through the launch of the Digi Pilot Sign, Techno Signz seeks to create safer roads and not allow road users to have an excuse for not obeying traffic control messaging anymore.
Conventional traffic control signs resort to static or back-lit signage, when every other industry is digitizing. Enter the Digi Pilot Sign. Let’s say that a tow truck driver needs road users to allow an extra lane for hitching this particular vehicle. Instead of having to exit the vehicle and place various road signage on the road (putting the person in an unsafe position), they could easily update the Digi Pilot Sign through the app, creating their own customized message, and instantly letting road users know to use the far-left lane. Due the Sign’s greater viewing distance, road users will also have more time to prepare and be more alert of the oncoming hazard.
The Digi Pilot Sign has now been adopted by several divisions of Parks Canada and the Canadian Government’s Alaskan Highway Program Management, and is ready to expand to other industries such as: pilot cars, tow trucks, airplane escorting and other traffic control industries.
About Techno Signz: a digital signs and technology company founded in 2016 in Edmonton, Canada, focused on using smart technology to advance the digital signage industry.