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ImageSensing Solutions makes traffic cameras recognize bicycles

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imagesensing-systems-autoscope-encore-traffic-surveillance-cameraWhile it may not immediately help traffic lights turn green like some on-the-bike solutions we’ve seen, the latest update for ImageSensing Solutions‘ Autoscope traffic cameras will at least make sure bicycles are recognized as they near and pass through intersections.

This data could help traffic planners account for the growing number of cyclists using the roads and adapt the flow, timing and other factors accordingly. From the press release:

(The new Autoscope Cyclescope feature) enhances bicycle detection capability and adds the ability to differentiate between bicycles and motorized vehicles as they approach the junction. A significant advantage to Cyclescope is that it doesn’t require additional roadway markings, product purchases or equipment installations or maintenance. “The Autoscope Cyclescope feature takes bicycle detection to the next level. It can detect AND differentiate bicycles made of any material on any approaching lane at no additional cost to the partner, customer, or end user,” said Keith Hofkens, Product Manager at Image Sensing Systems.

The Cyclescope feature allows traffic engineers to offer bicycle timings in their traffic control strategy with minimal changes to the junction control configuration, without having to make changes to the traffic controller. Agencies can configure the data collection to help them demonstrate the success of their bicycle-friendly programs.

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Chris L
Chris L
7 years ago

On bike devices to trip lights are stupid. Here in WA the law allows cyclists to run a red light if it refuses to change after a reasonable amount of time. I forget the exact wording but in a nutshell if you stop and wait and the light refuses to change you can consider the light to be defective and proceed when it is safe to do so. I’d be surprised if a similar law didn’t exist in other states.

Matt B.
Matt B.
7 years ago

Chris L. Wisconsin has a similar law. If the light doesn’t change in 45 seconds the bicyclist is allowed to proceed through the traffic signal. The statute even applies to motorcycles and mopeds as well as bikes.

morenos1
morenos1
7 years ago

I ride in ILL and, do not know the law to proceed through the traffic signal but, I always proceed only when it is safe to do so red or green ….

PBJoe
PBJoe
7 years ago

A number of these traffic controlling cameras will pick up bikes, you just may have to cant your bike to give it more surface to see.

75% of the time it works every time.

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