SpeedInfo Receives Patent For Doppler Radar Sensor Technology
According to the company, more than 950 SpeedInfo sensors have been deployed by over 10 state departments of transportation and municipal planning organizations, covering 2,000 miles of roadway. These organizations typically incorporate SpeedInfo sensors into their comprehensive area traffic management systems. Sensors are typically attached to interstate or arterial light or signage poles, but can be installed on almost any available infrastructure.
The company has said that its sensors measure vehicles on both sides of the highway from a single device, sampling data to conserve power, and relay data via GPRS wireless enabling the sensors to operate with very modest energy needs supplied entirely by batteries and very small solar panels.
This low profile and lightweight design approach minimizes wind loading and enables transportation agencies to utilize existing infrastructure, reducing costs, complexities and time to coverage.
Charlie Armiger, vice president of program development at SpeedInfo, said: “Awarding this patent recognizes the breakthrough SpeedInfo has developed in traffic management technology.
“In addition to providing a green solution, our sensor and server technologies enable our customers to provide accurate travel times and real-time road speeds using the lowest cost option for high quality, verifiable and directly measured traffic speed data. Because of this recognized innovation, our customers deliver better information to travelers while improving their financial efficiency, flexibility and road safety.”
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