The industry has seen many new technologies emerge as states continue to push forward with automating traffic control in work zones. Two proven products, the AFAD and the PTS, have led the transformation of removing vulnerable workers from the roadway. As with any new technology there can be confusion on how the products can be applied and operated safely and effectively. From the outside looking in, these products seem very similar, but in reality they have vast differences. Review the differences and similarities between PTS and AFAD devices, and with the help of real-world examples, discover how, when, where and why they should be utilized in your work zone.