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 roads.
TrafiCam Collect-R is a cost-effective and reliable solution that combines the benefits of video detection with state-of-the-art CMOS sensor technology.
Dieter Cosaert, product manager at Traficon, said: “With this all-in-one sensor you don’t need to buy a dedicated camera and you still get the benefits of intelligent video detection technology. This means you can get direct visual feedback on how accurate your detection system is. What you see is what you get. Other technologies make a lot of claims that are hard to see.”
TrafiCam Collect-R provides all relevant traffic data such as volume, speed, occupancy and classification on multiple lanes, day and night and in all weather conditions.
Depending on sensor positioning (overhead/side-fired) TrafiCam Collect-R can cover up to four lanes. Data is provided for each lane and each vehicle class and can be retrieved locally or remotely.
In terms of queue detection, via the flow speed and the zone occupancy, the sensor automatically distinguishes between five levels of service: normal, dense, delayed, stop-and-go and congested. Alarms can be generated on the outputs for each of these service levels, or can be transmitted to the traffic management system. Together with the traffic alarm an image can be sent for visual verification.
TrafiCam Collect-R can also be used to trigger third-party systems such as flashing lights, barriers, CCD cameras and VMS panels when traffic flow exceeds a certain pre-defined level.
“One of the major advantages of this above-ground system is that it avoids expensive installation and maintenance costs. Installation is made easy and via a user-friendly configuration tool, set-up can be done quickly. No specialist knowledge is required. It’s a perfect alternative when you need to replace malfunctioning inductive loops,” Dieter Cosaert said.