FlexMag Sensors – featuring wireless magnetometer technology – Article in TTI -Traffic Technology Today
FlexMag Sensors – featuring wireless magnetometer technology – can be installed in minutes and in a matter of hours be transmitting real-time data for a variety of traffic applications
Accurate, reliable traffic detection at our busiest intersections is critical for a multitude of applications, and this is especially true for red-light enforcement. Such systems require accuracy for safety and to withstand legal scrutiny.
Article in TTI
A look at some of the more recent developments aiming to improve safety for vulnerable road users
By Amine Haoui PH.D, Senys Network, article in Roads&Bridges
City streets are evidently dangerous for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vulnerable road users (VRUs).
For example, 30 people are killed and more than 500 others are seriously injured annually in traffic-related accidents in San Francisco alone, a city with less than 1 million people. A disproportionate number of these fatalities and serious injuries happen to pedestrians and bicyclists. Between 2016 and 2019, there were 75 fatalities in vehicle-to-pedestrian accidents and 12 in vehicle-to-bicycle accidents according to San Francisco’s TransBASE Dashboard. About 75% of these fatalities occurred at intersections.
San Francisco is far from being the only city with a major traffic safety problem, nor is it one of the worst in this category. Like many other cities, starting in 2014, San Francisco committed to an ambitious Vision Zero program with the goal of dramatically reducing these numbers. It is a data-driven program that focuses on actions most likely to improve safety at locations with more frequent accidents and injuries.
Unsurprisingly, improving intersection safety for pedestrians and bicyclists is a central goal of the San Francisco program, and of most Vision Zero programs. This approach continues to attract significant investments in new products and technologies that can make intersections safer for peds and bicyclists. Here is a look at some of the more recent developments aiming to improve safety for VRUs.
Improvements in detection for bikes and peds
Traffic management systems rely heavily on accurate detection to optimize the operation and efficiency of traffic signals. Historically, the focus has been on maximizing the flow of vehicles with limited attention paid to bicycles and pedestrians. Consequently, detection solutions were designed to accurately detect and classify vehicles, and complaints from bicyclists that they are not detected at the intersection (often inductive loops) have been a common theme around the world.
Fortunately, there have been significant advances in sensing technologies and data analytics to improve bike and ped detection. For agencies that prefer above-ground detection solutions, thermal cameras that use body heat to detect bikes and peds offer improved accuracy. HD video and advances in image processing have also improved the performance of standard video detection of bikes. And new radar solutions have been successfully deployed to detect the presence of pedestrians in the crosswalk.
For agencies that prefer in-pavement solutions, wireless micro-radar sensors offer vastly improved detection accuracy for bikes at the stop-bar compared to loops, and they are much more durable and cost effective. Wireless micro-radar has also been successfully used to detect pedestrians in the crosswalk.
With these recent advances, detection performance has improved significantly for some applications such as detecting bicycles at the stop-bar or pedestrians in the crosswalk; yet much work remains to accurately discriminate between bikes and vehicles in mixed traffic lanes or estimate the number of pedestrians on the curb waiting to cross. For these more complex challenges, machine learning holds significant promise.
Performance improvements with machine learning
Conventional video analytics cannot deliver accurate enough data, but new developments in artificial intelligence, and particularly deep learning, can. Deep learning technology contributes along two lines: it helps enhance the accuracy of video analytics, and can better differentiate between the different road users. A solution using deep learning is trained on what a pedestrian looks like in a city environment so it will more accurately identify peds and tell them apart from other road users, shadows, and reflections.
While the principles of artificial intelligence are not new, the recent development of deep learning technology is made possible by the availability of graphical processing units (GPUs) that can efficiently run deep learning based analytics in real-time. Initially deployed on servers, this technology is now available directly inside video cameras, offering a cost-effective edge solution that can easily be adapted to the IT infrastructure of each city. Better cameras with enhanced nighttime visibility and higher resolution have also been key to enhancing the accuracy of video analytics solutions.
However, there can still be gaps between expectations of cities and what deep learning-based video analytics can provide. Depending on the environment, telling a bicycle apart from a motorcycle or a scooter can still be a big challenge. Yet it is just a matter of time for deep learning to overcome these challenges.
i2v communications can make intersections safer
In a recently published paper, researchers at the University of California at Berkeley analyzed what makes intersections so dangerous. They determined that several of the most important factors can become less dangerous if the driver or autonomous vehicle is given additional information about the signal phase and timing (SPaT) along with data from strategically based detectors through infrastructure-to-vehicle (I2V) communications.
The path of vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians cross each other within intersections creating “conflict zones” that are sometimes obstructed from view by other vehicles or objects. These conflict zones can be entirely mapped for a given intersection, and the right detection technology can determine if they are occupied at any given time and communicate this in real time to road users.
Also, drivers, pedestrians, or a bicyclist use the signal lights to know whether their planned movement is permitted, but they may not know if a potentially conflicting movement is also permitted at the same time. This spatial uncertainty about right-of-way can be eliminated if the infrastructure provides complete phase information as part of a SPaT I2V message.
Lastly, even when there is no conflicting movement, a crash may occur from the illegal movement of other vehicles or road users. With appropriate feedback from the sensors, the road user can be warned and take evasive actions.
Smartphone apps open the door to virtual pedestrian and bicycle detection
These days practically all pedestrians and bicyclists have a smartphone with GPS positioning. So the secure exchange of data between traffic signals and smartphone apps is opening the door to a host of new mobility and safety solutions for VRUs. Siemens SiBike, Dynniq CrossCycle, and Sensys Networks GiveMeGreen! smartphone apps are examples of such solutions that are transforming the way bicyclists and pedestrians are being detected and are interacting with traffic signal controllers.
While they differ in the ways they are implemented, the concept of operation for each of these solutions is quite similar. Here’s an example use case:
- The phone’s GPS positioning is used to locate bicyclists approaching equipped traffic signals
- When the bicyclist crosses a ‘virtual tripwire,’ the app alerts the traffic signal controller of the approaching bicyclist and its expected arrival time at the intersection so it can inform the bicyclist that they have been detected
- The controller then extends the current green phase or activates the designated signal timing plan that properly serves these road users
Solutions like these for bicyclists improve mobility by reducing the number and duration of stops at signals, but even more importantly increase safety by improving detection accuracy for bikes and informing bicyclists that they have been detected. This reduces instances of bicyclists proceeding through a red light, which happens when they do not feel that they are being detected.
App-based solutions have been deployed in several cities in the U.S. including Santa Clarita, California where the project won numerous industry awards. In that city, the solution is deployed on bike lanes that intersect heavily traveled arterials and triggers a lighted sign to alert turning motorists of bicyclists about to cross.
Similarly, these virtual detection solutions can offer significant benefits to pedestrians, particularly visually impaired, elderly, or handicapped road users by communicating the special needs to the signal controller that may enable, for example, a longer pedestrian crossing phase. For the visually impaired, crossing a large intersection can be very challenging and dangerous, starting with simply finding the ped crossing button. Smartphone apps can place the crossing request wirelessly, and also provide additional audible information to the user about the number of lanes, geometry, and other valuable information to assist with a safer crossing.
As described above, detection for VRUs, including discerning between modes of travel, has improved dramatically in recent years. Additionally, I2V communications and smartphone apps can fill critical information gaps, especially when the environment is obstructed or the users are visually impaired. It is safe to say these solutions lend hope, and real solutions to Vision Zero programs around the world.
TagMaster acquires all outstanding shares in Citilog SAS. (“Citilog”) from Axis AB. Both Citilog and TagMaster are leading technology providers in the ITS sector, selling direct and through channel partners to end users such as authorities and road operators. Citilog’s video-based edge analytic will be a very important additional detection technology within TagMasters growing multi-modal ITS data solutions. Accurate detection and actionable data are the foundation for future ITS systems.
The acquisition provides the companies with an enhanced capacity for creating future products and data solutions in the US and Europe, as well as a platform for future business models as selling detection as a service (DaaS). There will be a very clear and direct cooperation with Citilog and Sensys Networks within sales and development, and high margin software will be much larger part of our future group revenue.
TagMaster and Citilog will continue to cooperate with Axis as partners.
Citilog was the first company to introduce video-based automatic incident detection in 1997. With more than 20 years of research and development in the field of analytics applied to traffic solutions Citilog has constantly demonstrated a strong commitment to the traffic industry, in line with its vision.
In 2019 Citilog introduced the first incident management analytics module based on Deep Learning technology. Citilog has today a broad portfolio of cutting-edge algorithms (products), based on deep learning, that can be used as both edge solutions and cloud-based solutions. Citilog is focusing on 4 application areas incident management, traffic efficiency, traffic statistic and remote parking enforcement.
Citilog is headquartered in Paris, with a subsidiary in US, and is led by industry veterans who bring years of experience in video-based traffic management solutions for smarter mobility. Citilog has more than 45 000 cameras and sensors deployed in over 60 countries all over the world.
Background and acquisition rationale
The past year confirms the validity of the TagMaster’s chosen strategy of focusing on growth within the Traffic Solutions application segment. Cities and other densely populated areas worldwide face challenges of rapid growth, rising populations, climate change, declining air quality and forced urban development, which places new demands on transportation systems. Meeting these challenges requires Intelligent Transportation Solutions that streamline traffic flows and contribute to the necessary shift to a more sustainable and safe transport system.
Citilogs products are deployed as part of several ITS applications including Incident Management, Traffic Signal Control- and Traffic Statistic. The Incident Detection market is estimated to be $500 million globally by 2024*, with growth (CAGR >15%) driven largely by the increasing global demand for Smart City solutions.
”TagMaster is very excited about this important step in our growth strategy, as Citilog makes us stronger in the ITS market. Citilog is also adding a wealth of AI and deep learning software capabilities and with the combined expertise of Citilog, Sensys Networks and TagMaster, we have excellent revenue growth opportunities in both US and European markets” says Jonas Svensson, CEO, TagMaster.
Commenting on the acquisition, Eric Toffin, Citilog, said “We are very pleased to be joining the TagMaster group. We recognise and welcome the strength that the union will bring to both brands and the synergies that are immediately apparent with the other TagMaster companies”
*According to a report by MarketsandMarkets, February 2020
The use of adaptive control has been shown to improve travel times between 10-50%. And a recent transportation research study also showed that the resulting decrease in delays and stops had a positive effect on driver behavior, while reducing driver stress and heart rate.
Meanwhile, the FHWA confirms that the reliability and accuracy of adaptive systems require well-maintained detection.
FlexMag adaptive detection is like an automated stress-reliever for your streets
Our FlexMag sensor is the backbone for successful adaptive systems around the world. Unlike loops, these detectors don’t require tearing up roads or rewiring intersections, and take just 25% of the time to install vs loops. Perhaps most importantly, these same wireless sensors are even more accurate and robust enough to outlast the abuse roadways suffer from vehicles, weather, and road work.
Cape Town, South Africa uses FlexMag for their adaptive detection. They chose us primarily due to our accuracy as well as the lower lifecycle cost of the system. “The installation of this system is so much easier than loops, especially since it does not require power where the detection is located.” says Andrew Houliston from Syntell, who oversaw the project.
Adaptive detection that adapts to your needs.
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A 157-kilometre network of fibre optics connects the centre with the smart devices installed along major motorways in the emirate
An intelligent control room in Al Ain helps to monitor traffic, avoid congestion on the roads and reduce the emergency response time in the event of an accident. The control room in the traffic management centre became fully operational in May.A 157-kilometre network of fibre optics connects the centre with all the smart devices installed at 81 intersections and major motorways in the emirate. The control room also livestreams and monitors images from 87 traffic cameras across the city.
“The control room responds to any incident through a fully adaptive and integrated traffic management system that was put in place in 2017 and became fully operational in May 2020,” said Hamad Al Afifi, acting director of the traffic management division.
Previously, Al Ain city had a few traffic junctions that operated on an isolated system. Today, we have a world class fibre-optic network that connects this control room with all vehicle detection sensors and traffic signals.
“In case of an accident or if a vehicle breaks down, we verify it through the video surveillance camera and dispatch our nearest road service patrol car for assistance. Our patrol car usually reaches the location within 15 minutes of receiving the alert. We also inform road users about the incident through Variable Message Signs and advise them to use alternative routes. VMS is an electronic traffic sign used on roads to alert motorists. Fourteen VMS signboards are installed on the roads across the emirate to give real-time traffic updates and alert driverstof traffic congestion, accidents or bad weather. There are also 1,400 vehicle detection sensors that can identify traffic congestion and alert the control room. These sensors count the number of vehicles and send this data to the control room through the fibre-optics network. It automatically alters the green interval time of the traffic signal and minimises the waiting time at intersections,” Mr Al Afifi said.
The smart system can control and readjust the parameters on its own, according to the traffic. This has reduced delays at junctions, reduced travel time for road users by 20 per cent to 30 per cent and improved the response time to incidents by 25 per cent through the video surveillance system.
Watch – Inside the smart control room that monitors traffic in Al Ain
Through our US subsidiary Sensys Networks Inc. we received an order regarding enhanced functionality of the German capital Berlin’s traffic management system. The order concerns to equip numerous intersections with advanced stopbar and detection technology. The order is the first for Sensys Networks on the German market.
The wide-scale deployment of Sensys Networks’ FlexMag and FlexRadar technologies comes as a result of a series of successful trials at multiple locations throughout Berlin. With a dense network of tram lines and bicycle paths across the city, the FlexRadar sensor was the critical component for Berlin’s traffic authority. Because this in-ground radar technology is immune to electromagnetic interference, it enables the accurate detection of bicycles in the presence of trams.
“With the intricate maze of tram, bicycle and automobile traffic in Berlin, it’s critical to have accurate detection enabling their intelligent traffic solutions. Also, Berlin gets the high quality data required by modern traffic management systems, and can do it in considerably less time and a lower cost” said our CEO Jonas Svensson .
Berlin’s general contractor, Alliander, has taken the lead to determine and to select the sites for these smart intersection installations. Assisting with implementation are Siemens, Swarco, Stuehrenberg, Spie and AVT Stoye.
Svensk doldis spelar nyckelroll när Europa ställer om sitt resande
Artikel av Per Mattson, Dagens Industri
Trafiksystem anpassade till cyklister kommer att bli betydligt vanligare i framtiden, tror svenska Jonas Svensson, vd för First North-noterade TagMaster som jobbar med trafikplanering över hela världen.
Svenska doldisen TagMaster spelar en nyckelroll när flera av Europas städer moderniserar sitt resande. I dag är de en liten spelare i en växande bransch. Men planen är att bli världsledande. Med appen GiveMeGreen – som ska ge cyklister grön gata genom staden – tar de steget in på en ny marknad.
Tänk dig ett trafikljus som vet att du kommer långt innan du når fram till en korsning och ser till att du har grön gubbe när du väl är framme.
Det är idéen bakom appen Givemegreen som TagMaster fick med sig när de förvärvade det amerikanska bolaget Sensys Network för i juni förra året.
”GiveMeGreen bygger på Sensys arbete med flöden och trafikstyrning och är kopplade till de controllersystem som finns i en vägkorsning. De har jobbat tätt ihop med universitet i Berkeley i Kalifornien och tittat på olika framtidslösningar. Det var så idéen kom till. Hur kan man nyttja intelligensen som finns i dessa system för att bistå fler trafikslag? När vi kom in i matchen ett så hade man precis fått ihop konceptet och påbörjat ett första beta-test i Kalifornien”, säger TagMasters vd Jonas Svensson till Dagens Industri
Enkelt förklarat går systemet ut på att användarens app kopplar upp sig via bluetooth med ett system då cyklisten befinner sig cirka 90 meter från övergångsstället. Så fort en cyklist med appen installerad upptäcks skickar den ett meddelande till cyklisten för att informera om att den har upptäckts.
När cyklisten med appen GiveMeGreen närmar sig ett trafikljus aktiveras en virtuell knapptryckning. Tanken är att det ska ge cyklisten grönt ljus lagom till att hen kommer fram till korsningen.
Systemet användes för första gången i Santa Clarita i Kalifornien i slutet av 2018, och har genomgått ett andra test i Fort Wayne i Indiana med goda resultat.
”Vi börjar i liten skala i USA med några vägkorsningar för att koppla det vidare till ett kvarter och sen hela stadsdelar”, berättar Jonas Svensson.
Och inom snar framtid kanske vi också får se GiveMeGreen i svenska korsningar.
”Jag skulle tippa på att vi kan testköra systemet under första halvan av nästa år. Först måste appen göras om i ett annat språk med mera så allt funkar i en svensk kontext. Bara det är några månaders jobb. Stockholm tycker vi är ett bra ställe att börja på av praktiska skäl. Det är mycket trafik samt att vi finns här själva och så måste det finnas tillräckligt mycket modern infrastruktur i korsningen redan av kostnadsskäl”, säger Jonas Svensson.
Att cykeln blivit ett viktigare transportmedel är det ingen tvekan om, enligt Svensson. Under coronakrisen har flera städer storsatsat på cyklister, och investerat mer pengar än tidigare på teknik för cykelhantering.
”Man gör ju till och med om delar av städerna för att prioritera för cykeln. Vi ser att det finns pengar i systemen för den här typen av investeringar och det pratas jättemycket om det i alla länder där vi finns i dag”, säger Svensson och fortsätter:
”Vi arbetar också med enklare system för att räkna på volymer och flöden, för att enklare kunna planera vid byggen av ny infrastruktur, hur mycket som ska investeras med mera. Men framåt ska tekniken också också kunna användas för att kunna förse cyklister med information om hur lång tid det tar att ta sig från punkt a till b. Ett mer fullvärdig trafikinformationssystem för cyklister. De får samma status i flödena som bilisterna”, säger Svensson.
TagMaster som finns noterade på Stockholmsbörsens First North-lista började jobba med trafiklösningar 2015, men har funnits i 25 år. Bolaget är i grunden ett teknikbolag som utvecklar produkter och lösningar som bygger på sensorteknologi, som framför allt används för att effektivisera trafikflöden på vägar och på räls.
Via förvärv har bolaget utökat portföljen med radarteknik, teknik för automatisk registreringsskyltsavläsning samt magnetiska sensorsystem.
Senaste förvärvet var just amerikanska Sensys Network. TagMasters plan är att bli ett ledande namn i branschen.
”Vår strategi är att växa både genom tillväxt och genom förvärv. Förvärv gör vi för att snabbare kunna bli den ledande spelare på det här området”, säger han.
The XT-5 is the latest, state of the art addition to TagMaster’s XT-series. This new reader is full of the latest technology with several new and updated features. This is the best Long Range RFID reader we have ever built and we dare to say: this is probably the best reader on the market today.
The XT-5 is tailored for automatic vehicle identification applications such as parking, industrial gates, barriers, gated communities, road tolls, etc. The reader is easy to set up and install and is designed for all kinds of environments. And as with all TagMaster readers, it supports all major interfaces and communication protocols.
New and improved features:
- Read range up to 12m (40ft)
- Self-jammer cancellation (SJC)
- High power radio with polarization control
- Advanced Linux based UHF reader with PoE+
- Additional external antenna as option
- Dual Wiegand ports
In addition to the list above the XT-5 has a long list of usage areas and functions. Please, visit us and find out more about this new, impressive reader.
Sensys Networks – Shaping the industry with forward – thinking cities
Read the article in TTI March/April issue the benefits of wireless sensors over inductive loop technology. Read also about how the cost of inaccurate data can be staggering and how our simple example shows that a 10% count inaccuracy can result in more than $365K per year in lost productivity.
Sensys Networks – delivers the leading vehicle detection and traffic data platform
Read the article in TTI March/April issue. “Companies cannot rest on their laurels and expect the security measures of yesterday to continue to protect them, so continuos testing and updating is essential” says Robert Kavaler, co-founder and CTO, Sensys Networks
City Receives Three Awards for Public Works Projects
APWA Southern California Chapter Recognizes Santa Clarita with Trio of B.E.S.T. Awards
The American Public Works Association’s (APWA) Southern California Chapter once again recognized the City of Santa Clarita for its accomplishments, honoring the City with three prestigious Public Works awards in 2019. The City received the organization’s B.E.S.T. (Building Excellence, Shaping Tomorrow) awards for Give Me Green, the Copper Hill Park Restroom and Play Area, and the Orchard Village Median Rain Garden at the APWA Southern California Chapter’s annual awards ceremony in December.
Give Me Green received an award in the Creative & Innovative project category and is managed by the City’s Traffic division. Give Me Green is a free smartphone application developed in partnership with Sensys Networks that allows bicyclists to be detected as they approach an intersection. By integrating this technology into existing traffic signals and adding signage to inform drivers when cyclists are detected, the City has worked to improve safety, decrease congestion and improve the travel experience for cyclists and drivers.
TagMaster´s Annual report in Swedish can now be found here on our web.
English version will be available during week 14.
TagMaster joins Omniair as executive level member.
As the year winds down, OmniAir Consortium® continues to press forward and grow our international member base. TagMaster is the second member to join in October as they see the value in participating today, versus waiting for the New Year.
TagMaster provides RFID technologies for Automatic Vehicle Identification in all electronic tolling systems. Their UHF readers, with a radio frequency of 860-930 MHz, are optimized for road toll applications with advanced, algorithm-based multi-lane features. Their Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), All-Electronic Toll Collection (AETC) and Multi-Lane Free-Flow (MLFF) systems enable selected users fast access through tollgates, as well as cashless toll payments – eliminating the need to stop. These solutions are safer, faster, simpler and more efficient, reducing some of the public resistance to the introduction of new toll lanes.
“OmniAir looks forward to the contributions TagMaster will provide as an Executive Member as we finalize our plans and launch our new multi-protocol RFID certification program for tolling in Q1 of 2020,” said Jason Conley, Executive Director of OmniAir Consortium.
OmniAir Consortium is the leading industry association promoting interoperability and certification for ITS, tolling, and Connected Vehicles. OmniAir’s membership includes public agencies, private companies, research institutions, and independent test laboratories.
CA Traffic – one of several leading partners who have connected devices through Telensa´s new solution for smart streetlight infrastructure
Telensa Urban IQ solution connects sensors through smart streetlight infrastructure
Telensa, the leader in connected street lighting and smart city data applications, today announced the launch of Urban IQ. A future-proof, open solution designed to connect sensors using smart streetlight infrastructure and visualise the data collected.
The evolution of smart city sensing is at an early stage, and cities cannot predict the mix of sensors and networks needed to support future projects. Urban IQ uses the light pole’s perfect position to host multiple sensors, connected using the best-fit lighting and cellular networks. Telensa has created Urban IQ to enable cities to deploy sensors today and to support any future smart city strategy.
CA Traffic is one of leading partners who have already connected devices through Urban IQ include together with Vaisala, Aeroqual, Libelium, Farsite Communications, Intouch, Gill, and Eagl.
Press release Berkeley, California, USA July 22, 2019
FlexDetect enables traffic engineers and transportation agencies to better address their traffic migration and management goals.
Sensys Networks Inc. is pleased to announce the availability of FlexDetect, the newest addition to its industry-leading FlexSuite of products. FlexDetect is a stand-alone, in-cabinet traffic detection solution perfect for any detection technology including sensors, loops, video, and radar. Easily installed, the resulting data is captured and integrated into the Sensys Networks SensTraffic data analytics platform.
“When it comes to traffic technology, our goal is to improve safety and efficiency with integrated platforms.” says Amine Haoui, CEO of Sensys Networks. “FlexDetect enables greater flexibility and cost savings for agencies, who can now use a single platform to manage their data from all detection methods.”
For agencies that are migrating their detection to the Sensys Networks Wireless Vehicle Detection System, FlexDetect allows the SensTraffic data analytics platform to use their legacy detection methods during the transition period. The resulting SensTraffic data analytics help traffic engineers and transportation agencies better address their traffic mitigation and management goals.
For more information about FlexDetect, visit sensysnetworks.com/flexdetect.
About Sensys Networks
Sensys Networks, a TagMaster company, improves the way people travel through cities. We deliver accurate and dependable detection data to drive reductions in urban traffic congestion for partners and public agencies around the globe. For more information see http://www.sensysnetworks.com.
Traffic Technology article. Sensys Networks introduces bicycle detection app at ITS America Annual Meeting
Read the article by Adam Frost/ Traffic Technology
GiveMeGreen! enables advance detection of bicyclists at key intersections, enhancing safety and traffic flow.
Sensys Networks Inc. is pleased to announce its beta-release of GiveMeGreen!, an innovative new smartphone app for bicycle detection at signalized intersections. GiveMeGreen! is the first of many connected and autonomous traveler apps developed by Sensys Networks Inc., the world’s leading provider of integrated wireless traffic data systems for Smart Cities. This initial deployment is a pilot program to improve safety for bicyclists and travel convenience for all motorists in Santa Clarita, California.
“We are delighted to be working with the City of Santa Clarita on this pilot program,” says Amine Haoui, CEO of Sensys Networks. “GiveMeGreen! allows Cities to easily tailor the services they want to provide for bicyclists, pedestrians, truck drivers and many other travelers while leveraging the common components of this platform. This Infrastructure-to-Everything (I2X) system for connected and autonomous travelers will improve safety, decrease congestion and improve the travel experience for many different types of connected travelers.”
The system consists of the GiveMeGreen! smartphone app which allows the bicyclist using the app to be automatically detected up to 300 feet in advance of the intersection. Once detected, the traffic signal applies the normal pedestrian-crossing signal timing function. This will allow pedestrians and bicyclists to use the same signal phase and will not cause any delay for motorists. There are also new signs that illuminate only when bicyclists or pedestrians are detected to warn turning motorists on Soledad Canyon that bicycles or pedestrians will be crossing the intersection during the next green light. Finally, the system includes a bicycle-only light at each intersection along the bike trail which confirms to the bicyclist that they have been detected.
“This free app will greatly benefit both bicyclists and motorists by providing better information about the presence of bikes at these intersections,” says Cesar Romo, Chief Traffic Signal System Administrator for the City of Santa Clarita. “GiveMeGreen! not only improves safety, but also improves the ride experience for Santa Clarita’s legions of bicyclists with automatic and reliable advance detection.” This pilot system demonstrates the flexibility of the Sensys Networks platform, as it integrates with third-party signs and City traffic controllers.
For bicyclists interesting in Beta-testing GiveMeGreen! or city planners wanting this service deployed locally, please visit http://www.sensysnetworks.com/gmg
About Sensys Networks
Sensys Networks improves the way people travel through cities. We deliver accurate and dependable detection data to drive reductions in urban traffic congestion for partners and public agencies around the globe. For more information see http://www.sensysnetworks.com.
The CS40 camera is the most complete intelligent (all-in-one) camera for the parking (free-flow) and access control markets. New features like PoE+, Linux operating system, on-board OCR Engine and ANPR processing ensure high performance and scalability. The onboard OCR engine boasts one of the fastest and most accurate algorithms for reading license plates on the market.
The new CS40 camera has been developed through extensive and co-operative collaboration within TagMaster Group’s joint technical team, with valuable input from partners in the parking and access control markets.
The camera setup is quick and easy thanks to a comprehensive on-board help guide greatly reducing setup times and costs. The new CS40 includes the latest plate fingerprint technology increasing the already high accuracy. For greater flexibility, multiple CS40 cameras can be connected to the CitySync Jet Management Software suite, enabling car park counting, overstay, frequent visitor and dwell-time analysis.
UK-based ANPR specialists CitySync Limited, part of TagMaster, launches the next model in a new range of intelligent ANPR cameras. The CS40 was showcased at the Parking Industry Exhibition in Chicago March 11-14th and will be showcased in Europe at Traffex in Birmingham, 2-4th April.
In April we will attend the Traffex/Parkex show in Birmingham. We would very much like to meet up in our stand B039 and talk about our ANPR cameras and Infomobility, traffic monitoring products. There will be some products news to share.
CitySync and CA Traffic are market leading manufacturers of smart ANPR cameras, software and traffic counting products for the police, parking and government ITS markets. As part of the TagMaster Group our ANPR products feature the tried and tested CitySync recognition engine. CitySync have a wealth of experience in ANPR with thousands of systems deployed worldwide for law enforcement, parking, security and ITS users.
Setting a new benchmark in high performance ANPR, TagMaster have made a substantial investment in the development of a new-generation smart ANPR cameras. The CS40, CS50 and CS50T are completely self-contained ANPR solutions incorporating the latest imaging and recognition technology to provide accurate number plate capture 24/7 for any application.
CA Traffic also provides a range of ANPR cameras (with CitySync recognition engine) for mainly traffic monitoring and journey time monitoring for police forces and local authorities. CA Traffic are a traffic monitoring solutions provider based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire who work with councils, towns and private companies to develop and deploy successful traffic monitoring products.
See here all our events this year that we are attending and supporting Events 2019
CA Traffic/CitySync CS50T – 2 Lane Intelligent ANPR Camera for Traffic Solutions
CA Traffic/CitySync are pleased to announce the release of the CS50T, the latest addition to the CA Traffic /CitySync range of professional ANPR products. The CS50T supersedes the Evo8 and has been designed to work in demanding police, traffic and JTMS applications where high performance, quality and reliability are essential.
Key benefits of the CS50T include:
High Quality Imaging
The CS50T utilises uncompressed HD video for high-accuracy ANPR in traffic applications. High resolution imaging enables capture of the most challenging plates including those with half-height and stacked characters. The CS50T camera is supplied with 850nm infrared illumination built in, giving clear and crisp licence plate images 24-hours a day.
On-board Jet Engine
HD video is processed inside the camera housing by the Jet Engine (OCR) using our latest advances in deep learning, with no need to send high bandwidth video across the network to high-powered external servers. The recognition engine is supported full-time by our in-house development team.
Simple Web-Based Setup
Configure the camera from anywhere on a secure network through your web-browser in minutes thanks to the new CitySync setup wizard. The CS50T also comes equipped with powerful tools in live view for finding the optimal camera position, keeping the installation time to a minimum and at the same time maximizing performance.
TagMaster is launching its new CityRadar which is designed and optimised for smart city applications and is able to measure pedestrians, bicycles and vehicles.
News from ITS World Congress – TagMaster launches new INSTANT Outdoor Sensor wireless traffic & parking system portfolio
XT Mini – designed and optimized for access control applications & Test Tag for optimal placement of the tag
Find out more about our long range application XT Mini, designed and optimized for access control applications and the Test tag function to easily identify the optimal placement of the tag in the vehicle. Read more about it here.
CS50T is the latest addition to our family of ANPR cameras. It is an intelligent camera, using our advances in deep learning,
for maximum performance in Police and JTMS applications. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for visiting our stand at IFSEC in London last week! We had three awesome days – thanks to all you visitors and the organizers at IFSEC.
We would like to thank all visitors that came and visited our stand at Parkex. We had two great days!
Now we look forward to IFSEC and COIE Event in London next week.
#IFSEC #COIE2018 #TagMasterGroup #RFID #ANPR
TagMaster Group invites you to join us at IFSEC in London next week, 19-21 of June.
IFSEC International is Europe´s leading security event. Come and join us and over 27 000 security professionals!
You will find representatives from TagMaster and CitySync in stand F505. We will mainly focus on TagMaster´s RFID Long Distance Readers and CitySync´s ANPR cameras.
TagMaster Group would like to invite you to join us and over 1500 fellow parking professionals at Europe’s largest dedicated parking event – Parkex 2018.
Organised on behalf of the British Parking Association, Parkex will take place at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 13 & 14 June.
You’ll find us at stand F52 – so make sure you pre-register for fast-track entry, access to the latest parking technology and two days of seminar delivered by parking experts.
We will be demonstrating the new features in our JetManagementSuite software and showing the new ANPR bollard.
You will find some more information here.
TagMaster joins AMAG Technology’s Symmetry Preferred Partner Program which makes TagMaster’s XT 1 and XT Mini long-range readers integrate with AMAG’s Symmetry™ Access Control software. AMAG Technology is a leading security solution provider specializing in access control, video management, policy-based identity solutions, visitor management and incident and case management.
Read the press release here.
Here you can find the white paper.