Speed camera goes on trial in Poland

A Polish machine vision systems integrator has developed a stationary speed camera that can monitor up to 32 cars simultaneously for speed, bus lane and red light traffic violations across multiple lanes of traffic and varying distances.

Apr 5th, 2012
Speed camera goes on trial in Poland
Speed camera goes on trial in Poland

A Polish machine vision systems integrator has developed a stationary system that can monitor up to 32 cars simultaneously for speed, bus lane and red light traffic violations across multiple lanes of traffic and varying distances.

PolCam Systems’ (Warszawa, Poland) system can determine the speed, distance, license plate, vehicle color and brand of a vehicle. According to Krystian Kaczynski, CEO of PolCam Systems, camera-based speed analysis can be used to catch the growing number of drivers using illegal radar jammers as well as record the speed of multiple vehicles.

Upon detecting a violation, data from a FCB-EH6300 camera from Sony Europe’s Image Sensing Solutions (Stuttgart, Germany) are exported -- along with an 11 megapixel photo from a secondary DSLR camera -- to the police’s administrative headquarters, from which a fine can be sent to the vehicle owner.

The system is currently undergoing trials with Polish police. The precision of the system is being tested by GUM, the Polish Institute of Metrology, and once validated, the PolCam system will begin shipping globally later this year.

-- by Dave Wilson, Senior Editor, Vision Systems Design

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