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Road user protection via intelligent camera surveillance
Because of increasing traffic volume and complexity, road safety is now more than ever a hot topic on the government agenda. Traffic managers at all levels are organizing today debates with the following central topic: how can we better protect the road user?
One of the solutions to improve pedestrian safety is via Video Image Processing technology. This video detection technology detects faster than any other detection technology. By analyzing the video images in real time, you immediately receive a clear image of potentially dangerous situations. Result: the danger of the incident is substantially reduced and secondary impacts are prevented.
Is video detection a cure-all? Just like any other ITS technology, this detection technology must be used correctly. Different applications require different cameras and different camera positions. One must not start implementing video detection technology without a complete understanding of the costs and benefits associated with these systems. If the correct guidelines and parameters are taken into account and implemented correctly, video detection has proven to be very reliable and can offer great solutions to the end user
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (www.nhtsa.dot.gov)
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