Advantages of Forward Firing Radar-Based Speed Cameras
A case study
D-Cop Speed Enforcement Camera in RAK, UAE
07 May 2017
Stocking Up for Success
05 May 2022
DescriptionAdvantages of Forward Firing Radar-Based Speed Cameras: A Case Study Introduction As technology has advanced, so has the field of speed enforcement. In this case study, we will explore the advantages of using forward firing radar-based speed mobile cameras over the older side firing radar-based cameras. Advantages of Forward Firing Radar-Based Speed Cameras Compared to older side firing sensors, modern radar sensors that use multiple forward firing beams offer several advantages. First and foremost, vehicles remain inside the field of view for much longer. This longer period of observation allows for more precise tracking of a vehicle's position and speed. The result is higher accuracy in measuring a vehicle's speed. Another advantage of forward firing radar-based cameras is that they achieve better classification. This means that the camera is better able to differentiate between different types of vehicles, such as cars, trucks, and motorcycles. This is because the camera has a longer period of observation to gather information about the vehicle. Occlusion, or obstruction of the radar signal by other objects such as other cars travelling on other lanes, is also less likely to occur with forward firing cameras. Since vehicles are tracked over a longer period when they drive in the field of view, occlusion rarely happens. Intertraff radar speed sensors, which are used in our D-cop mobile speed enforcement camera, are especially effective at trajectory analysis and tracking of vehicles. Due to their high coverage, vehicle positions can be tracked for up to 100 meters and over a 100-degree field of view. This level of coverage is essential for ensuring that all vehicles are accurately tracked and monitored for speeding over multiple lane scenarios.
Another advantage of forward firing cameras is their flexibility in mounting position. Whether it is placed on the roadside or in the middle of the road or on a gantry, the forward firing camera can provide the best coverage. By looking along the road, the mounting position is more flexible, allowing for greater coverage and more effective speed enforcement. Conclusion In conclusion, the use of forward firing radar-based speed mobile cameras offers several advantages over older side firing radar-based cameras. With their higher accuracy, better classification, and reduced occlusion, forward firing cameras are becoming the preferred option for many police forces. Our D-cop mobile speed enforcement camera, which uses a forward firing radar, is capable of monitoring up to 8 lanes of traffic contemporarily, making it an ideal choice for effective speed enforcement. By investing in our technology, police forces can better ensure the safety of their communities and reduce the number of accidents caused by speeding.