Flir showcases thermal vehicle sensor at Intertraffic
Flir thermal vehicle and cycle sensor
At this year’s Intertraffic exhibition in Amsterdam, FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems will showcase ThermiCam, an integrated thermal camera and detector for vehicle and bike presence detection and counting at signalised intersections.
ThermiCam detects vehicles and bicycles at and near the stop bar, based on thermal video images, allowing traffic lights to be controlled dynamically. The device is based on FLIR’s vast experience with integrated solutions that combine a traffic camera and video analytics for traffic applications. The ThermiCam sensor has the same housing as the well-known TrafiCam and TrafiCam x-stream video sensors, but the camera core is a thermal one. The company says that, unlike traditional CCTV video cameras, ThermiCam is able to detect vehicles and bikes in the darkest of nights over a long range. As a result, it gives traffic managers uninterrupted, 24-hour detection of motorised vehicles and cyclists, regardless of the amount of light available.
In addition to ThermiCam, FLIR will focus on its full range of thermal imaging cameras and Video Image Processing boards (VIP) for traffic monitoring and incident detection. The company’s thermal imaging cameras are commonly integrated in traffic video detection and monitoring solutions. Needing no light at all to produce an image, they can be used for a wide variety of traffic applications. FLIR’s VIP series offer multi-functional Video Image Processing modules for traffic control. VIP boards integrate automatic incident detection, data collection, recording of pre and post incident image sequences and streaming video in one board.