FLIR Systems Intelligent Transportation Systems
FLIR’s detection and monitoring solutions help traffic and public transportation authorities to manage their traffic flows efficiently and ensure safety.
Based on proven technology of more than 20 years, the company’s hardware and software enable traffic authorities to monitor motorists and pedestrians in urban environments, detect incidents on highways and in tunnels, collect traffic data, and ensure safety on public railways.
Urban traffic control solutions
With the rapid increase in transport demand, congestion has become a mobility problem worldwide. Smart infrastructure, including vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian presence sensors from FLIR can alleviate the problem. Accurate traffic detection can help optimise traffic flows and control traffic lights at intersections based on actual demand.
FLIR’s video and thermal sensors are a highly reliable alternative to loops and other detection technologies. By detecting bicyclists, pedestrians and vehicles, the company’s sensors provide smart intersection control to enhance efficiency and safety.
FLIR ThermiCam is an integrated thermal camera and traffic detection sensor that gives you the power to detect vehicles and cyclists 24/7 with industry-leading reliability. The camera is an above-ground system that avoids the high installation and maintenance costs.
FLIR’s pedestrian sensors allow clients to control traffic lights in favour of pedestrians or make pedestrians more visible in traffic. Featuring dynamic traffic light control and warning sign activation capabilities, the sensors make intersections or pedestrian crossings safer, while preventing unnecessary delays to both pedestrians and motorists.
FLIR TrafiOne is a comprehensive detection sensor for traffic monitoring and dynamic signal control. It utilises thermal imaging and Wi-Fi tracking technology to provide traffic engineers with high-resolution data on vehicles and pedestrians at intersections.
Tunnel and highway monitoring systems
FLIR’s automatic incident detection technology will detect all major incidents within seconds such as stopped vehicles, wrong way drivers, queues, slow moving vehicles, fallen objects.
The company’s cost-effective traffic solutions monitor flow, collect data, and emulate or simulate loops on highways and urban roads. They can efficiently make a distinction between several levels of service: fluid, dense, congested or stop-and-go. Other applications include queue monitoring during roadworks and flow-based calculations on travel times.
FLIR’s TrafiBot HD camera combines video detection algorithms with powerful processing technology and high-tech camera optics in a single unit. It incorporates high-quality images, embedded analytics and multi-stream encoding to offer superior performance.
The company’s thermal imaging cameras allow tunnel operators to monitor traffic flows and detect incidents or fires in an early stage. Firefighters also use thermal cameras to enhance their vision and to see through smoke or detect hotspots.
Thermal cameras for public transportation applications
FLIR’s thermal cameras are designed to avert serious accidents and infrastructure damage by detecting stationary vehicles on railway tracks.
They can also detect people with 24/7 monitoring capabilities on tracks or in tunnels.
The FLIR ITS-Series Rail is an integrated thermal camera for detecting obstructions in public transportation environments. The camera uses thermal energy emitted from obstacles to sense vehicles, people and large animals in low-visibility environments, over a long range and in adverse weather conditions.
FLIR’s embedded thermal fire sensors for rail wagons detect hotspots and fires before they have a chance to spread. They also have a low false alarm rate and will not be activated by people smoking.
The FLIR RSX-F intelligent sensor uses thermal and visual imaging for advanced fire and occupancy detection, as well as CCTV monitoring. The compact and discrete design enables easy and flexible installation even when limited space is available
Products and Services
Silvertown Tunnel, London
Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel, Virginia
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Tacoma Narrows Suspension Bridge
Pilot program in the Netherlands uses FLIR ThermiCam sensors to guide bicyclists toward safety amidst heavy traffic.Read more
FLIR ThermiCam V2X Thermal Sensor to be critical component in smart city and connected vehicle applications.Read more
Affordable thermal sensors will allow the auto industry to advance the reliability and redundancy needed for self-driving cars.Read more
FLIR RSX-F combines FLIR Lepton thermal sensor and visual imaging for improved fire detection and passenger safety.Read more
In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle, the city of Liverpool wants to encourage people to leave the car at home more often and go cycling instead. But in order to make that happen, the streets of Liverpool need to become a lot safer for cyclists. Thermal traffic sensors from FLIR Systems already give cyclists a head start on two busy intersections.Read more
FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the launch of the FLIR TrafiOne traffic sensor developed specifically for accurate traffic detection utilising the world's most advanced low-cost thermal imaging technology.Read more
Traffic jam statistics for Moscow, Russia, are not very encouraging, to say the least. In order to tackle its heavy traffic congestion problem, the city of Moscow recently started with the development of an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).Read more
Former Traficon Celebrates New Name ‘FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems’ and Inaugurates New Office
On Friday 3 May, FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems NV, the former Traficon International NV, inaugurated its new office building in Marke, Kortrijk, Belgium. With the inauguration ceremony, FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems also seized the opportunity to celebrate its new identity under the FLIR Systems flag.Read more
Traficon is announcing an expanded portfolio of Automatic Incident Detection (AID) products at this year's ITS World Congress in Vienna.Read more
Traficon is announcing an expanded portfolio of Automatic Incident Detection (AID) products at this year's ITS World Congress in Vienna. A first innovation is VIP-TX, an extension of Traficon's field-proven VIP-T board with video encoding and streaming capabilities.Read more
Traficon has been recently contracted to provide 70 VIP-IP video image processing boards for installation in the Dartford tunnel, in the UK.Read more
Traffic video specialist Traficon will take the opportunity of this year's Intertraffic exhibition in Amsterdam to celebrate its twentieth birthday. Next to that, the company will demonstrate a number of innovations at the show, including a new video image processing unit dedicated to incident detection with Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) cameras.Read more
Traffic video detection specialist Traficon announces the acquisition of SUMIT srl Ltd, a UK-based provider of products and services to the traffic control and monitoring industry, with a strong focus on automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) technology. The acquisition fits in Traficon’s strategy of integrating more intelligent detection functionalities into one monitoring solution.Read more
Traficon will provide automatic incident detection and traffic data collection technology for Stockholm's Södra Länken and Norra Länken tunnels.Read more
Traficon, the world’s leading video detection specialist, has been awarded a contract for delivering over 700 vehicle presence detectors for intelligent traffic control in the cities of Mumbai and Chennai. For Traficon, this major contract is an important strategic breakthrough into this fast-Read more
There is no question that the building of the Hvalfjörður Tunnel (between 1996-1998) represents one of the greatest improvements in Iceland's transport system since the opening of the Ring Road in 1974, besides being an historical achievement in several senses. It was the first underseaRead more
Traficon’s new video detection management system, called Flux, collects traffic data, events, alarms and video images generated by Traficon video detectors. This intelligent software platform provides a user-friendly interface for real-time traffic monitoring and powerful event alerting.Read more
Traficon, the world's leading video detection specialist, is introducing a brand-new sensor to better protect the most vulnerable road users. This intelligent sensor, called SafeWalk, is designed to detect waiting pedestrians at kerbsides. Integrating stereovision technology and intelliRead more
Wevelgem - Traficon, the worldwide leader in traffic video detection, is pleased to officially announce it has been awarded a contract by the Direction Inter-Départementale des Routes d'Ile-de-France (DIRIF) for delivering its automatic incident detection (AID) solution in 22 tunnels inRead more
Traficon recently added a clever combination of TrafiCam platform and field-proven data collection algorithms to its product range: the TrafiCam Collect-R. This video detection sensor collects traffic data, detects queues and emulates or simulates loops on highways and inter-urban roadRead more
The European route E18 runs from Craigavon in the United Kingdom to Saint Petersburg in Russia, passing through Norway, Sweden and Finland. It is 1,890km (1,174 miles) long. Does Traficon keep an eye on this highway? Is Traficon watching over you? Yes! In Norway Traficon has already installed itsRead more
Traficon is pleased to announce it has just passed the threshold of 10,000 TrafiCam video detection sensors sold. What makes this news so exciting is what it heralds for the future: this is a young product that is consistently proving itself as a durable alternative to inductive loops. The bRead more
The latest Insider newsletter – issue 13, December 2007 – focuses on how customer stories spread the video detection message around the world. Interesting topics in this newsletter are: User experience stories from Ireland and South Africa BridgiRead more
As a long-standing player in the field of video detection, Traficon shares its experiences by summarizing the key steps for starting and implementing an Automatic Incident Detection system in new or existing tunnels. What follows are the ten most vital guidelines to make sure performances match eRead more
With the official opening of the Blacksea Highway Project, the tunnels on the Boleman-Persembe section, which boast an especially high technical equipment level, were opened to traffic - among them the longest road tunnel in Turkey. The 3,800 meter long "Nefise-Akcelik" tunnel consists of two pipRead more
Traffic jams are unfortunately an unavoidable reality that add stress and misery to our lives. Traficon however has a clear mission: by offering intelligent video detection products and solutions, the entire team is striving to contribute to safer and smoother traffic and as such improving the quRead more
Current requirements for tunnel safety can be summarised in one sentence: having everything under control. Traffic managers want a system that allows them to stay in control of the situation, no matter what happens. As such, they are able to guarantee top-level safety and security for the road usRead more
Traficon is proud to announce the second generation of TrafiCam. Compared to the previous version (of which already several thousand are operational) the basic functionality remains the same: a loop replacing sensor for vehicle presence detection at intersections. This brandRead more
Another landmark can be added to Dubai’s long list of superlative projects: The Beirut Tunnel. This airport tunnel is the longest and widest of its kind in the Middle East. It was recently officially opened to the public by Dubai Deputy Ruler and UAE Minister of Finance and Industry Sheikh HamdanRead more
A new stand-alone software platform has been launched by Traficon. This Traficon Management System (TMS) will collect and store real-time traffic data, traffic events and alarm image sequences in its database and can easily be integrated into an overall traffic management system. This front pageRead more