Automatic vehicle counting, opt for reliable equipment
When you want to analyze traffic on a road, you need quality equipment. Icoms Detections understood this well and designed the TMS-SA automatic vehicle counting unit. The latter allows you, on an ad hoc basis, to measure road traffic. This allows you to analyze the speed, determine the number of vehicles on the road and sort them according to their length. Capable of measuring these data for one lane in each direction of traffic, it provides very reliable information.
What are the strengths of an automatic vehicle counting device?
Thanks to its small size and ease of installation, performing automatic vehicle counting is very simple. You can place it anywhere where it is necessary to obtain measurements such as a national or county road.
The advantage of the TMS-SA lies above all in its practicality. It is small and does not need maintenance. It can also last three weeks on battery power, long enough to get all the necessary data. Its installation only takes a few minutes, thanks to its motorized antenna, its automated adjustment and the Android app supplied for free with the device. Its operating system is also very intuitive and sends data via Bluetooth, wirelessly, to your smartphone or PC.
Why carry out vehicle counting?
Usually this is done for the purpose of analyzing road traffic and the behavior of road users. Since the TMS-SA measures speed, it is possible to determine whether motorists are often speeding or not.
You will also be able to identify any potential black spots in your road network and get the keys to finding a solution. Finally, local residents may also complain about certain nuisances related to traffic in their neighborhood, such as speeding or heavy goods vehicle traffic. By placing an automatic vehicle counting unit, you will be able to objectify these statements.
Is the counting device reliable?
By transmitting frequencies through an antenna, the device can measure information regardless of the weather conditions. Indeed, whether it is raining heavily, or it is cold, hot or foggy, the road count is carried out properly. The counting is not done using a camera, but rather with a radar system. This is why you can consider the TMS-SA as a reliable automatic vehicle counting device.
Where should an automatic vehicle counting device be placed?
If you are in charge of the road network of a municipality, it can be very interesting to measure and analyse the traffic. Nevertheless, it is important to target the most profitable routes in terms of data. As a result, you can at first place it on a main road, near a school or in a residential area. The purpose of vehicle counting is primarily to identify traffic black spots in order to improve them. Therefore, focus on places that seem to be at risk in order to monitor the behaviour of motorists.
What are the different possible purposes for counting vehicles?
The TMS-SA is an automatic vehicle counting device that detects all types of motorised vehicles: heavy goods vehicles, cars and two-wheelers. The benefit of this system is that it can count vehicles one by one, even in a two-way lane. It takes into account volume, speed and even classification. It then sorts out this data in the software included in the delivery package. This makes it easier to quantify the traffic and provide appropriate solutions. You can, for example, monitor whether users of the given road are complying with the speed limits or not. If you find a large number of infringements of traffic rules, you can take measures to address this.
Icoms Detections also manufactures other products for road traffic management such as speed displays, bicycle counters and sensors for traffic light management, to name a few examples.