Rotterdam traffic has IR cameras for faster green light to rush

Sep

23

2016

The municipality of Rotterdam on a trial provided a traffic light for cyclists of infrared cameras to detect the number of people waiting. If there are waiting more than fifteen riders within a short time, the traffic light gives cyclists more green.

Infrared & # 039; s traffic at Rotterdam The infrared cameras are visible for cyclists as spheres that are on a pole above the traffic. They point in different directions, presumably in order to identify the bike path closer and further away. The cameras detect heat that radiates the human body and measures the number of people in the image. “The system can track how many people are waiting,” said church spokeswoman Anna Feiner against Tweakers.

If the cameras detect crowds, they can pass on to the traffic light. “This is done through a wire and not through a mobile connection,” says Feiner. When the traffic gets the signal, it will give green faster cyclists at the intersection. Now cyclists have to wait for two minutes. That should go back through the test to a maximum of one minute, if it is busy.

The infrared cameras hanging on the corner of Blaak and Coolsingel in the center of Rotterdam. The system is adjusted so that it gives a signal at fifteen to twenty bikers, reports the NOS. Users may know that the infrared cameras hang a sign on the post of the traffic. If the trial is successful, follow there may be more of such cameras. The municipality of Rotterdam claims to be the first with “heat sensors” that measure the traffic on the bike path.

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