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28/10/2019

Bosch & Covergint partner on advanced transport analytics

Chicago, Il (USA)

Counting vehicle behaviours for better traffic management

Bosch and Convergint are collaborating to bring municipalities and cities advanced video analytics technology that brings intelligence to their infrastructure. The technology resides in Bosch’s IP cameras to enable intelligent devices for traffic flow and smart parking solutions.

At a time when city administrators continue to see new safety challenges, such as increased use of public transportation, inattentive pedestrians, and more bicyclists - traffic challenges are complicated. City planners and traffic engineers must pick the precise security technology to improve mobility, safety, and the efficient use of streets.

The technology of advanced analytics improves overall safety by alerting drivers and transportation and traffic operation centres to risks on roadways. Smart IP cameras detect objects in the roadways, vehicles stopped on the highway, cars travelling the wrong way, and more.

Automatic incident detection brings remarkable outcomes, such as picking up pedestrians in crosswalks and alerting traffic controllers to preempt traffic signals to enhance safety for people in intersections.  It also enables traffic operators to detect incidents early so they can implement the proper workflows to resolve problems more quickly. 

Drivers can be warned of real-time safety issues and increase their situational awareness by Integrating with DSRC broadcast messages and dynamic message signs.  Whilst in addition, this kind of system can also help to increase visibility of pedestrians at night by triggering the activation of the IP camera’s onboard white light illuminator for drivers to see them better.

With advanced video analytics, IP cameras transform into smart sensors. City planners can use video as a sensor to continuously gather real-time data so they can analyse the flow of traffic. Video as a sensor also helps city planners to develop and implement new policies that make roadways more efficient and safer.

Bosch’s video analytics solution can also help monitor curbside parking, occupancy, and enforce no-parking zones. It helps makes the job of parking enforcement officers much easier.

IP cameras can also track egress and ingress, as well as count the number of open spaces in car parks. Then they transmit the information to parking and video management systems. These systems can then share information on open spots and alternative locations to park on dynamic message boards, allowing drivers to find available parking quicker. This smart parking solution reduces emissions and traffic congestion in busy cities.

Cameras with machine learning and advanced analytics learn over time to recognise defined object classifiers, such as separating out vehicles grouped in front of traffic lights. As the cameras learn patterns over time, the accuracy of their vehicle count improves.

Bosch has many available camera options that integrate with systems already installed in city infrastructure. The machine learning only allows them to improve the data they gather, enabling city planners to develop and implement safer traffic solutions.


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