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Someone to watch over me!

08/10/07

 

Every year, between 20 million and 50 million people are involved in traffic-related accidents. Every year, over 1.2 million people worldwide die as a result of a road traffic crash. This represents an average of 3242 human beings dying in traffic each day around the world. Who keeps an eye on the highway? Who’s watching over us?

As traffic is becoming more and more congested in large metropolitan areas in all parts of the world, Traffic Managers are looking for intelligent systems to accurately monitor traffic flow to help keep highways safe. Especially in tunnels governments are making serious efforts to significantly improve safety for the road user due to various spectacular accidents. European guidelines are now even obliging the installation of a detection system in each tunnel longer than 1km. Safety for users and accident response management is a top priority for newly designed and existing tunnels. The interaction of accident recognition, fire detection, operation and control of ventilation, rescue as well as maintaining the infrastructure in accidental situations has to be ensured. The integration of a video detection system is seen as an important part of this “tunnel safety puzzle” …

If you want to know more about this puzzle, if you want to read the full story, just go to h3bmedia.com and read the article online (see right-hand side!) or download the article via the Traficon partnerzone!

Source: Thinking Highways, Vol. 2 No 2, p. 64 - 71.

 

 

 
 

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