Traffic monitoring system

What is a traffic monitoring system?

A traffic monitoring system automatically and continuously monitors vehicles in moving traffic. Sensors that are installed in or near the road are used to record, aggregate, evaluate and visualize a wide variety of parameters from vehicles, infrastructure and the environment.

Depending on the area of application, data visualization can take place at various aggregation levels (from real-time visualizations of all the collected information all the way to specific messages and warnings in the event of safety-relevant deviations and/or violations).

What are traffic monitoring systems used for?

Traffic monitoring systems are used to assist the police and transportation authorities with preventive and regulatory activities to increase road safety. 

  • Emergency response as part of police duties
  • Pursuing misdemeanors and criminal offenses (e.g. overweight vehicles or speeding)
  • Monitoring of the traffic flow, for example to prevent traffic jams or detect them early on

Where are traffic monitoring systems used?

  • At key intersections
  • Before or in infrastructure objects (bridges, tunnels, etc.)
  • At truck and commercial vehicle inspection centers
  • At rest stops, highway on-ramps, underpasses, etc.
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