Right answer: Jim Cikanek of ISS
Image Sensing Systems (ISS) has announced the addition of an all-in-one, wrong-way detection system that provides reliable wrong way detection on ramps.
Drivers travelling the wrong way on a highway pose a serious safety risk that can result in severe accidents which are sometimes fatal. The detection of these wrong-way drivers is vital to reducing such risks.
The effects of these incidents also lead to closures of the highway for many hours, causing increased travel times, higher congestion and damage to property. The ISS automatic incident detection (AID) wrong-way module can detect multiple lanes of traffic using a single camera. It provides accurate detection and fast
notification to help improve the safety performance of roadways.
“We recognised the safety and life-saving need for a reliable, accurate, wrong-way detection system and put considerable development resources and time into developing this groundbreaking AID module,” said Jim Cikanek, director of product management for ISS.
“Early detection of wrong-way drivers reduces the likelihood of a fatal crash and our system is designed to alert motorists and simultaneously notify authorities, allowing them to intercept the driver.”
The wrong-way module detects errant vehicles and sends an automated message alert with an image snapshot via e-mail or text. The system also provides a 30-second video of the event, allowing traffic operators to visually confirm the wrong way vehicle and provide emergency officials the details of the vehicle to expedite enforcement actions.
In addition to the video verification and event reporting, the system also enables integration with flashing signs and in-pavement lighting products to provide immediate feedback to the driver.