Traffic congestion and road accidents are the toughest challenges faced by traffic management agencies across the world. With rapid global urbanisation, the growing amount and type of vehicles has led to more road-related issues every year.
According to a MarketsandMarkets report, the global number of cars and commercial vehicles on the road will nearly double by 2040, putting tremendous pressure on the existing urban infrastructure.
Traffic management strategies
Various countries have formulated different traffic management development strategies across the globe, such as Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision, Singapore’s ‘45-minute City’ by 2040, Ukraine’s 2030 Strategic Vision, etc.
Nevertheless, reducing traffic congestions by optimising existing road capacities comes with hefty costs, not mentioning the huge amount of time it requires to collect evidence, in order to enforce traffic violations. In addition, collecting massive amount of data to predict and regulate traffic is also not easy to accomplish, especially with traditional traffic systems.
Thanks to the emergence of AI, IoT and sensor technologies, there have been ITS solutions that deliver new vitality in traffic enforcement and solve problems that affect traffic safety and efficiency.
Smart Traffic Management Solution
Dahua Technology, for instance, has developed a comprehensive Smart Traffic Management Solution
Dahua Technology, for instance, has developed a comprehensive Smart Traffic Management Solution that combines video surveillance with AI, ANPR, image fusion, AR and other cutting-edge technologies, to meet the numerous requirements of present-day traffic enforcement and significantly optimise their operation, and management.
This solution integrates traffic enforcement system, smart signal control system, traffic information release system, traffic flow collection and prediction system, as well as traffic management command and dispatch centre.
Enhancing road safety and reducing congestions
It assists traffic management agencies in improving road safety, reducing congestions, responding to emergencies more effectively, and making predictions on future traffic situations, based on real-time data.
To give further insight, here are the two highlights of the Dahua Traffic Management Solution:
- Efficient traffic enforcement enabled by smart video technologies
Traffic violations, such as over speeding, distracted driving, red light violation, unfastened seatbelt, pedestrian crossing, illegal lane changing, etc. are often the major causes of road incidents and injuries.
Deploying traffic cameras with ANPR
Dahua’s licence plate recognition algorithm supports number plate detection of more than 100 countries
Deploying traffic cameras with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) (e.g. ITC952-AU3F-LZF1640 model) on accident-prone areas, including intersections, crossroads, highways, flyovers and ramps, enables operators to detect violations and verify incidents based on real-time monitoring.
Dahua’s licence plate recognition algorithm supports number plate detection of more than 100 countries and allows algorithm integration with multiple countries. It can detect both domestic and overseas vehicles from multiple countries and regularly updates, based on customers’ number plate upgrading.
Dahua’s violation detection systems
In 2015, Dahua successfully deployed violation detection systems, in order to capture red light violations and over speeding incidents in Serbia’s 5 important cities. This project also involves developing a licence plate recognition algorithm for Serbia and the European Union.
Since the completion of the whole system, both the traffic violation rate and the accident rate in the monitored areas have been significantly reduced.
AR Panoramic Platform
In addition, powered by AR technology and GIS integration, this Dahua solution also offers an AR Panoramic Platform that is connected to all frontend devices, and presents new labeling display system. By utilising this high-point monitoring system, traffic enforcement units can efficiently respond to traffic alerts and situations in time.
- Intelligent signal control and traffic flow data collection
Managing the increasing number of vehicles and traffic in the city has become more challenging now than ever before. Nevertheless, by utilising a smart Signal Control system, road traffic situations can be accurately monitored and enhanced.
Intelligent Traffic Signal Control Solution
Dahua’s intelligent Traffic Signal Control Solution is based on the lane-level traffic flow detection system
Dahua’s intelligent Traffic Signal Control Solution is based on the lane-level traffic flow detection system. It can cover large scenes to detect multiple parameters such as lane flow, occupancy rate, queue length, traffic density, etc.
With real-time data captured and analysed, the traffic lights will automatically change, based on the time of the day and actual road traffic conditions, which can help ease urban traffic congestions. Also, these collected traffic data can help city operators in optimising road network planning.
Equipped with high-sensitivity sensors
Moreover, equipped with high-sensitivity sensors and high-performance AI processors, the latest Dahua AI traffic camera utilises deep learning algorithms, in order to capture vehicle metadata and traffic flow in real time.
The ITC431-RW1F-L model, for example, uses advanced image fusion technology, to display high-quality full-colour images at night, without the use of supplementary light, significantly reducing light pollution and providing a safer driving environment.
The Dahua Smart Traffic Management Solution has been successfully implemented in more than 30 countries and regions around the world. In 2019, Dahua Technology developed a traffic management solution tailored for Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, with a population of over 8 million people.
The project involves front-end data collection and back-end big data application, achieving real-time and accurate signal release plan. Since its implementation, the overall traffic efficiency on monitored intersections in Riyadh has been increased by 12%, and around 1,000 traffic violations are being captured on daily basis.
And, just last year, Dahua has built an integrated smart traffic management system for a country in Central Asia. This project involves violation detection system, traffic flow collection system, illegal parking detection system, intelligent video analysis system, speed measurement system, cloud storage and cloud computing system, covering 7 states, 17 cities, and nearly 300 intersections in the entire country.