Traffic violations are usually sporadic and can be resolved one after another. Dynamic traffic flow, however, requires traffic management operators to unify disparate traffic data to gain a bird’s-eye-view of the environment and make well-informed decisions.
Traffic Flow Systems collect traffic information at crucial intersections and on highways to provide video-based vehicle detection services, including detection and statistics of traffic flow, average speeds, space and time headway, vehicle type, and queue length.
When traffic builds up at an intersection, traffic cameras count vehicles crossing the intersection as well as detect the length of vehicle queues in real time. Based on this data, traffic lights are coordinated dynamically to even out the traffic flow. This process helps to speed up the commute, reduces driver frustration and the need for officers to manually direct traffic when it builds up in one direction.
Traffic data from intersections and checkpoints also converge at the traffic command center for comprehensive situational awareness. Traffic management operators could then decide what guidance information to be displayed on roadside screens.
Hikvision’s traffic systems feature abundant API and SDK interfaces for third-party applications and innovations in the building of smart cities.