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 intelligent detection for pedestrian presence detection at curbsides, the main goal of this new smart innovation is to improve pedestrian operations and safety
at traffic signals. By detecting waiting pedestrians and, at the same time, by managing and controlling traffic lights more dynamically, this intelligent sensor reduces unnecessary delays to both pedestrians
By using two CMOS cameras in parallel, SafeWalk converts two-dimensional images into three-dimensional information. Such three-dimensional information is useful and necessary as it enables the user to distinguish between real objects and irrelevant background information (such as shadows and reflections). Based on this 3D information, embedded and field-proven Traficon algorithms are able to achieve more in-depth analysis, delivering accurate information on pedestrian presence and pedestrian behaviour.
SafeWalk focuses on more efficient and safer crossings at intersections and better protection of midblock crossings e.g. near schools, shopping centres and hospitals. “By adding this innovative
pedestrian detection concept to the Traficon product range, we now have a complete video based solution to make any intersection more intelligent,” says Traficon’s CEO Mr Lode Caenepeel.
To get more detailed information or to see this new pedestrian detector live in action, visit Traficon at Intertraffic Amsterdam (to be held on 23-26 March 2010 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands) where the company will be exhibiting at stand 407 in hall ten.