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Image Sensing Systems is promoting the addition of a wrong-way alerting solution. An all-in-one system, it provides reliable wrong-way detection on ramps.
Drivers wrongfully entering the highway from an off-ramp pose a serious safety risk that can result in severe, and sometimes, fatal accidents. The detection of these wrong-way drivers is vital to reducing these risks.
The automatic incident detection (AID) wrong-way alerting solution can monitor any portion of the ramp with a single zone. This module 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 applied considerable development resources and time into developing this ground-breaking AID solution,” said Jim Cikanek, director of product management for Image Sensing Systems.
“Early detection of wrong way drivers reduces the likelihood of a fatal crash and saves lives. Our system is designed to alert motorists and simultaneously notify authorities, allowing them to intercept the driver.”
When the module detects wrong-way vehicles, it 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 with 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.