To address these factors, Bosch says its IP video cameras with on-board intelligent analytics provide accurate automatic detection of pedestrians approaching a crosswalk or in the road. Moreover, integration of the IP camera with third-party technology can broadcast personal safety messages via dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) to smart vehicles, alerting them to the presence of pedestrians. These safety messages display on a live map on the vehicle’s on-board unit, along with traffic signal state, phase timing, and vehicle and pedestrian movements in the area – improving situational awareness for drivers.
According to Bosch, with video analytics, its IP camera becomes an intelligent sensor that can classify objects as pedestrians, cyclists, or vehicles. Using video-as-a-sensor, traffic engineers can collect real-time data to analyse road usage. Dashboards deliver business intelligence information with counts of pedestrians and vehicles at intersections for data-driven decision-making about signal timing and more.
Bosch says that, from pedestrian safety initiatives to improving traffic flow, video-as-a-sensor technology enables a range of solutions to meet the needs of city planners and senior traffic engineers worldwide.