Protecting Pedestrians, Cyclists, and More with Thermal Smart Sensors

FLIR Systems has developed a number of solutions that promote safety out on the road. Whether the goal is to relieve traffic congestion or to protect vulnerable road users (VRUs) like cyclists and pedestrians, these technologies ensure safer and more efficient roadways while addressing the increasing problem of fatal traffic incidents.

Achieving VRU Safety Goals Webinar

Managing how vehicles and VRUs share urban roadways becomes difficult with increasing traffic congestion and population. Watch the recorded webinar below to learn how to dynamically and intelligently account for VRUs at signals and crosswalks, with the aid of FLIR intelligent transportation solutions. Our experts also discuss how to prepare for connected vehicle initiatives and how VRU solutions can play a role in planning your next transportation project. 

Intelligent Traffic Solutions to Optimize Traffic Flow 

As congestion in urban centers continues to rise, designing technology to help control movement both for vehicles and pedestrians becomes increasingly important. The TrafiSense™ AI with thermal imaging and TrafiCam AI visible cameras, both with artificial intelligence (AI), are intelligent traffic system cameras designed to safely help optimize traffic flow on roadways and at intersections. Adding the AI capability offers a fully integrated solution that enables traffic engineers and city planners to apply AI-based learnings to continuously make cities safer. 

These AI-enabled cameras help control traffic through data capture and processing to provide input to traffic signal controllers at intersections in real timeThe thermal sensor within the TrafiSense AI has the ability to makes decisions at the edge based on the heat that all objects emit to help decipher between different vehicle types, pedestrians, or bicyclists. Combined with the low-light, high-definition visible sensor within the TrafiCam AI, cities’ traffic signals have offer continuous monitoring, in all weather conditions, no matter the time of day.

Another advantage of these FLIR traffic solutions is cameras are Wi-Fi enabled for travel time calculations and other origin-destination applications. 

By combining the TrafiSense AI and TrafiCam AI cameras with the FLIR Acyclica™ cloud platform, cities can apply their AI-based learnings to real-time data to make predictive traffic pattern changes and prevent congestion, creating more efficient and safer cities 24 hours a day. 

Being able to adapt to future infrastructure changes, these cameras can be retrofitted with 5G cellular antennas to integrate with vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity that will allow for better communication between vehicles and their surroundings to further improve road safety.  

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AI-enabled traffic sensors reliably detect and classify vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians.


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