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 expectations.
- Start with intensive research to better understand the basics of video detection technology
- Determine clear and acceptable performance goals at the kick-off meeting of the project
- Provide an AID Project Manager dedicated to the project
- Make sure you have a high-quality video image processing input source as the camera is the eye of the system
- Good camera positioning is crucial. In general the camera should be placed as high as possible and in the middle of the detection zone
- Work together with partner system integrators who also understand how to implement video detection technology successfully
- When fine-tuning the video detection system, there must be a constant dialogue with the operator
- Fine-tuning must been done effectively. Simplify the task of the operator. Do not flood with unwanted information; he does not have the time
- To ensure the system will still work well over a number of years, discuss after-warranty maintenance during contract negotiations.
- Set-up a document platform to be able to trace the system (software modifications, all site interventions and outstanding unfinished items).
The full story is published in the Traffic Technology International Annual Showcase 2008.