Planning and Operation of Roads

Transport equipment

Traffic collection systems

The Chair of Planning and Operation of Roads has several traffic survey systems based on thermal imaging technology. A survey system consists of a thermal imaging camera, a telescopic mast (extending to approximately 4.30 metres) for mounting the camera, a Raspberry Pi computer and various cabling and battery systems. The systems are state of the art for comprehensive and automated traffic monitoring.

The thermal imaging technology enables high quality data acquisition that cannot be achieved with conventional standard camera systems. It is also possible to analyse road sections, bus stop areas and junctions at the desired time intervals. For example, depending on its positioning, each system can capture a representative section of a characteristic section of the road or junction to be analysed. Each system can monitor a distance of approximately 50 metres. The thermal imaging cameras also have adaptive traffic detection for different modes of transport (counting and/or zone occupancy measurement for motorised traffic, pedestrians and cyclists) for simplified evaluation and analysis of traffic volumes and densities.

Thermal imaging technology also meets the highest data protection requirements, as it technically excludes the possibility of recognising personally identifiable features such as vehicle number plates, drivers' faces, etc. In addition, its technical equipment allows it to be used in all weather conditions, including darkness, taking into account the effects of weather and daylight. This is particularly important as the effects of weather and lighting are often relevant to traffic analysis.

 

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Audi A4 Avant measuring vehicle with trailer for transporting measuring equipment

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