Automatic Traffic Counters And Classifiers
Automatic traffic counters and classifiers are designed to calculate number of vehicles and classify them into categories on highways. Passive infrared or radar technology governs the functioning of the vehicle counter. The data collected helps in keeping track of traffic.
- Lane type identification.
- Free flow lane information.
- Toll pricing information.
Acquisition and processing of traffic data are crucial for instant management of traffic flow. To maximize the capacity of highways, for instance, operators can use variable speed limits in function of traffic volume to prevent traffic jams from occurring with the help of automatic traffic counters.