FLIR Systems (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. The FLIR TrafiOne uses thermal imaging and Wi-Fi tracking technology to provide traffic engineers with a differentiated, highly reliable solution to detect vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians in urban environments.
Enabled by FLIR’s revolutionary Lepton thermal imaging technology, the FLIR TrafiOne has the ability to see in total darkness, remain unaffected by shadows, colors and sun glare, operate in inclement weather conditions, and detect heat signatures of pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles, resulting in lower false alarm rates. The FLIR TrafiOne provides reliable 24/7 traffic detection of intersection activity by sensing when a person, car, or bicycle approaches a crosswalk, waits at a stoplight, or intersects a median or crosswalk.
The FLIR TrafiOne connects to a city’s traffic signal controller to allow for a more dynamic control of traffic signals based on traffic and pedestrian patterns and intensity. The FLIR TrafiOne uses Wi-Fi tracking technology to capture detailed traffic flow data, including travel and route times along road segments. Using traffic flow information, the FLIR TrafiOne can also measure traffic delay times at intersections. Traffic engineers can access information collected by the FLIR TrafiOne through the cloud to obtain useful traffic insights to aid in their decision making.
"The FLIR TrafiOne will help cities improve traffic flows by utilising highly accurate thermal imaging technology," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR Systems. "Through the use of Lepton-based thermal sensors connected to a city’s traffic network, the FLIR TrafiOne will help traffic engineers accurately adapt traffic signal timing, reduce vehicle idling time, monitor traffic congestion, and enhance driver safety in a broader range of environmental and lighting conditions."
The FLIR TrafiOne will be available in the second half of 2016. FLIR will showcase the FLIR TrafiOne sensor at the Intertraffic Amsterdam 2016 trade show from 5-8 April 2016, at booth number 10.403.