"Digital technologies are creating new opportunities for cities to reduce congestion and accelerate incident responses, from smart algorithms that detect and report violations; to all-in-one violation detection devices and cameras that capture high-resolution, full-color video – even in the lowest-light conditions," says Jayden Xu, senior ITS solution manager at Hikvision
As the senior ITS solution manager at Hikvision, I was recently invited to contribute to a feature article in ITS International on future trends in 'vision technology' for road and traffic management. Specifically, ITS wanted to know my thoughts on which technological advances or trends in vision technology will have the biggest impact on road transport enforcement over the next year or so.
In response to this request, 4 key trends came to mind that are shaping the future of the industry and helping agencies and authorities to manage traffic flows, detect violations, and respond to incidents more effectively. These are:
1) Digitized ITS infrastructure delivers improved traffic outcomes
Digital technology solutions are creating a range of new opportunities to reduce traffic congestion and emissions, and to improve road safety. This is achieved by sourcing and analyzing data from a range of sources, including roadside cameras and sensors, to enable a 360º view of traffic conditions, including accidents and violations. The resulting insights can be used by traffic authorities and city planners to optimize the design of road networks, and to prioritize investments in road infrastructure. Additionally, traffic police can use real-time traffic and incident data to enhance dispatch of emergency teams, or to guide traffic at key intersections to optimize traffic flow.