Installed at an intersection, the OTUS3D sensors – developed for the defence aviation sector - have two ‘eyes’ that capture movement of vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other vulnerable road users. Data is collected and with the help of artificial intelligence is presented in real time to users of the system. But beyond that, the system’s visualised presentation called Traffic Insight – not in real time - provides images of movements over time along with graphs and tables.
With this visualised data and presentations, decisions can be made by municipalities about changes to road layouts to improve safety for all road users, says Singh. Importantly, municipalities can monitor these changes to see how effective they have been and has the new road layout actually resulted in safer practices.
Following a customer request, Viscando carried out successful tests with a fisheye lens on the traffic sensor. The idea of using a fisheye lens is to get an even wider field of view. For parking applications, for example, customers want to be able to detect vehicles that are in pocket parking lots along a distance of 50m.