Machine vision targets traffic surveillance

FEBRUARY 11, 2009--VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Emtele are developing movable traffic surveillance equipment capable of automatically measuring the speed and height of passing vehicles and the distances between them, as well as assessing the condition of brakes in heavy vehicles.

Feb 11th, 2009

FEBRUARY 11, 2009--VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland (Espoo, Finland; english.espoo.fi) and Emtele (Helsinki, Finland; www.emtele.com) are developing movable traffic surveillance equipment capable of automatically measuring the speed and height of passing vehicles and the distances between them, as well as assessing the condition of brakes in heavy vehicles. In the future, the equipment will also be able to measure the weight of a moving vehicle and the friction of the road surface.

The innovative automated traffic surveillance solution is based on machine-vision technology developed by VTT and communication technology and information technology provided by Emtele. The Emtele data transfer solution gives the police direct access to the data captured by the road side unit. In the first phase, the police staff at a control station can observe and analyze possible traffic violations from the data provided by the equipment.

The equipment will be further developed so that in the future the data collected can be directly sent to a mobile terminal of local police vehicles. For more information, go to: http://www.vtt.fi/uutta/2008/03122008.jsp?lang=en

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