Redflex Traffic Systems has acquired RoadMetric, an Israel-based technology company specialising in transportation machine vision, video analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).
Redflex CEO Mark Talbot says the deal will allow it to provide customers with an advanced machine vision analytics software and an AI platform to “address a variety of issues associated with urban mobility, congestion management and road user charging”.
Redflex says deploying RoadMetric's machine learning software and AI platform will allow customers to cost-effectively manage their roadways, creating safer and less congested lanes.
“Paired with our Halo Edge sensors and Alcyon back office platform, RoadMetric’s AI will give our customers an ability to gather and manage unprecedented levels of data and to improve system awareness and accuracy as they transition into a fully integrated smart cities world,” Talbot adds.
The move will also add video detection and data analytics to Redflex’s solutions.
Part of the agreement includes the hiring of RoadMetric personnel qualified in computer vision, R&D, electronics and software engineering.
RoadMetric was founded in 2007 and has become recognised for designing machine vision analytics for mobile video-based solutions that utilise AI to be deployed in communities and law enforcement.
In September, Redflex confirmed plans to provide 50 of its Radarcam automated speed enforcement systems to improve safety for children walking to and from school in the city of Brampton, Ontario.