FLIR Application Stories - Intelligent Transportation Systems

 FLIR regularly publishes application stories where you can read how our customers are using FLIR infrared cameras and thermal imaging solutions.
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FLIR thermal imaging sensor improves bicycle safety at Tamaki Drive, Auckland, New-Zealand

Mixed traffic situations, where motorists share the road with vulnerable road users, are often very challenging for cyclists. The busy Tamaki Drive in Auckland, New Zealand, is such a challenging environment and has already witnessed several cycle incidents over the past few years, including fatalities and serious injuries. To prevent further incidents from happening, Auckland Transport Authorities decided on a wide range of bicycle safety measures, including the integration of a bicycle warning system, activated by thermal imaging technology from FLIR Systems.

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24/7 people and vehicle detection for public transportation

Every day, public transportation passengers rely on trains, metros or trams to bring them safely and timely at their point of destination. However, the risky or careless behavior of people can sometimes lead to accidents that will cause a lot of delay as well as severe damage to rolling goods and rail infrastructure. Thermal imaging cameras can detect this risky behavior in time and help public transportation operators to take the appropriate measures.

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Smart traffic sensors help alleviate city congestion in Moscow, Russia

Traffic jam statistics for the city of Moscow are not very encouraging, to say the least. In order to tackle its heavy traffic congestion problem, the city of Moscow recently started with the development of an Intelligent Transportation System. To smoothen the traffic flows along signalized intersections, Moscow called upon the expertise of FLIR Systems. Over 3,000 TrafiCam x-stream vehicle presence sensors will make sure traffic signal cycles are adapted to the actual traffic.

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Monitoring traffic at the Rion-Antirion Bridge, day and night

The Rion-Antirion Bridge in Greece is the world's longest cable-stayed bridge with a suspended deck. Stretching over 2,252m (2,883m including the access viaduct), The Rion-Antirion viaduct limits the crossing time over the Gulf of Corinth to around five minutes. To ensure safety on the bridge and make quick interventions possible in case an accident happens, the bridge makes use of smart Automatic Incident Detection technology and thermal imaging cameras from FLIR Systems.

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A Total Traffic Monitoring Solution for Marseille

FLIR Intelligent Transportation Systems will be equipping both the Prado Carénage Tunnel and the Prado Sud Tunnel in Marseille with  Automatic Incident Detection (AID) technology. Thanks to FLIR technology, it will be safer and more efficient to cross the city of Marseille by road.

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Automatic Incident Detection and
traffic data collection in the Festning and Bjørvika tunnels (Oslo, Norway)

The Festning and the Bjørvika Tunnel are two motorway tunnels on the E18 in the city center of Oslo, Norway. Both tunnels have been equipped with intelligent incident detection technology from FLIR to guarantee high-level road user safety 24/7.

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TrafiCam sensors help meet Indonesia’s ambitious traffic management plans in Jakarta and Surabaya.

When talking about the Jakarta, Indonesia’s economic, cultural and political centre, it is very easy to lapse into superlatives. With a population of over 10 million people, it is the most populous city in Indonesia and in Southeast Asia, as well as the thirteenth most populated city in the world. The official metropolitan area, known as Jabodetabek, is also the second largest in the world.

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Automatic incident detection and traffic data collection for the Sheikh Zayed Tunnel, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Although there are numerous examples of innovative ITS projects in the Middle East, few are as impressive as the recently opened Sheikh Zayed Tunnel in Abu Dhabi. Spanning 3.6km in total, including a 2.4km covered section, the bi-directional (four lanes in each direction) structure is the Middle East’s longest road tunnel. The tunnel opened to the public on December 5, 2012.

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Automatic Incident Detection on the Black Sea Motorway, Turkey

The Bolaman and Giresun tunnel are two tunnels along the Black Sea Coast, in the North of Turkey. The Bolaman tunnel, with its length of 3.8 km also the longest expressway tunnel in Turkey, is located between the cities of Fatsa and Ordu. The Giresun tunnel is located close to the city of Giresun, on the motorway towards Trabzon. To increase the safety and capacity in these 2 tunnels, FLIR’s automatic incident detection system was installed. The Bolaman tunnel has been equipped with Video Image Processing (VIP) modules in 2006, the Giresun tunnel one year later.

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Video-based Automatic Incident Detection and Traffic Statistics in the Clem Jones Tunnel – Brisbane (Australia)

FLIR’s video based automatic incident detection and traffic statistics collection system is implemented in Brisbane’s Clem Jones Tunnel (CLEM7), formerly known as the North-South Bypass Tunnel (NSBT). It’s Brisbane’s first major road tunnel which links five existing major motorways and arterial roads on the north and south sides of the Brisbane River. This toll- way is 6.8 kilometers long end-to-end and includes two 4.8 km dual lane tunnels. CLEM7, opened in early 2010, is the first component in a major project that aims to reduce all deficiencies in the urban road network of Brisbane.

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Streamlining Traffic in the City of Kings

The city of Lima, Peru, is taking extensive measures to tackle its problem of heavy traffic congestion and pollution. As part of the solution, Lima city authorities recently called upon Traficon to help them improve urban traffic flows. 

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