High definition real time traffic data collection
Wavetronix will use its presence at Intertraffic to showcase its SmartSensor HD which the company says was the first non-intrusive traffic detector to offer true high definition radar and the ability to accurately detect the true speeds of individual vehicles. HD’s success has led to greater adoption of radar for ITS and traffic applications and several radar-based detectors recently joined the market, reinforcing the value of radar in vehicle detection.
But Wavetronix’ message is that the ITS industry is moving away from low-cost solutions, placing greater emphasis on better quality and more accurate data.
“There is a higher standard of performance because of SmartSensor HD,” says Mike Rose, vice president of sales at Wavetronix. “Traffic agencies see that technology has improved, so they expect better quality and more accurate data.”
This is evident in Moscow, Russia, where transportation officials have deployed 1,241 SmartSensor HDs as part of a massive ITS project. The sensors allow officials to collect real-time traffic data and monitor flow conditions on the major ring roads and spokes that surround the Russian capital. HD was specifically chosen after extensive testing because its accuracy and reliability best fit ITS Moscow’s needs.