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The Covid-19 discount effect in traffic volume as well as Viscando price

At Viscando we work mainly from home but can be reached by phone and email as usual.

We follow the Covid-19 development in general and from a traffic perspective in particular where the situation has also become an involuntary experiment in traffic. Roads that previously were bottlenecks, today are relatively empty. When traffic in the near future normalizes, there is an opportunity to study how traffic in certain places reaches the capacity ceiling. As a part and support of this work, Viscando is currently offering a 15% discount on measuring stations to monitor the development of flows for motor vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

The graphs above shows one example of the great usuage of continous traffic data. City of Stockholm currently has 14 OTUS3D stations for real-time counting of pedestrians. The city have chosen representative locations to cover various traffic situations to get an overall picture of pedestrian flows. In this case Viscando has chosen to group the counting stations into three groups: central location, suburban areas and working places. The graphs clearly show that the effect of COVID-19 is highly varying, depending on the type of location.

We will be happy to assits you in choosing representative locations for continous couting, to maximize the benefits of the permanent counters as well as your temporary counting projects.

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Viscando OTUS3D at the Swedish Embassy in Washington

A one-year exhibition at Swedish Embassy in Washington will show the Viscando OTUS3D system.

According to the UN, another 2.5 billion people are expected to live in cities by 2050. This require cities to find new ways to handle the increased demands on natural resources, housing and infrastructure. The Global Goals for Sustainable Development, Agenda 2030, adopted by all UN member states in 2015, call for urgent action.

The exhibition is called Urban Challenges and presents some of the social, economic and technological solutions that Swedish actors have developed to meet the cities challenges.
The exhibition is open to the public on weekends in the Embassy, House of Sweden at the 2900 K Street Northwest, Northwest Washington, Washington, D.C.  -Welcome!

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Prestigious Road Safety Award in Belgium

On 10th March, at the Flemish Road Safety Congress 2020, the Province of Antwerp won the Flemish Road Safety Award for their BITS pilot project using Viscando OTUS3D to improve road safety for cyclists.

“Through this technology, a daily average of 24 near accidents between cyclists was detected. Additionally, the analysis shows that the number of near accidents between cyclists and motorized traffic (daily average of eight) is as high as the number of near accidents between motorized traffic (daily average of seven). The specificity of this retrieved data will help guide the development and implementation of effective road safety measures.” Explains Luk Lemmens, Legal Representative for Mobility

Ronald Jorna, BITS Project Manager from the Province of Overijssel, believes the success of this pilot sets the tone for our future BITS pilots: “The award-winning 3D-camera project in the Province of Antwerp clearly shows that ITS can help to improve the safety of cyclists. We expect that other ITS implementations in the BITS project will show that ITS can also improve the speed, comfort and/or cycling experience. This will make cycling smarter and thus more attractive!”.

"What makes us especially proud is the fact that the Province Antwerp and the municipality of Bornem could  very quickly develop a new and safer road design, using our data and analysis. We also hope and look forward to an after measurement and analysis to assess the new road design in an objective and quantitative way.", says Amritpal Singh, CEO of Viscando. 

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Link to video (in Dutch)
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Intelligent and self-learning traffic control from Viscando tested in Uppsala

Drive Sweden, one of the national strategic innovation programs, is now launching new projects that are gearing up efforts for future mobility. Through these projects, Sweden takes important steps towards sustainable, efficient transport systems. Viscando, a partner in Drive Sweden, contributes with intelligent and self-learning traffic control based on 3D & AI.

This project aims to show how new types of sensors and traffic management models can contribute to improved accessibility and safety in signal-controlled intersections. The project is made possible through good cooperation with the City of Uppsala and will start later this spring with data collection in some intersections, and later switch to intelligent control of the signals in these intersections. Viscando will demonstrate adaptive and self-learning traffic control that continuously diagnoses the intersection's function.

The solution not only controls traffic signaling based on detected motor vehicles and pre-set times slots like today, but also detects pedestrians and cyclists to enable increased accessibility and safety for all road users. In addition, the intersection control can dynamically adapt to local conditions and predict changes with continuous understanding of all road users in the intersection.

- We intend to combine traffic control detection with detailed traffic data for traffic flows and continuous diagnosis of intersection function. Among other things, we intend to develop methods for multi-camera object tracking and, based on AI, develop new types of traffic control parameters which, in addition to presence detection, also include accessibility and road safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicles, says Amritpal Singh, CEO and co-founder of Viscando.

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Nominated for traffic safety award in Belgium.

Our project together with Province Antwerpen is nominated for traffic safety award in Belgium. Together we investigated the road user behavior and interactions at a problematic intersection, with extra focus on bicyclist safety. 

The Province of Antwerp is a partner in the European project BITS (Bicycles and Intelligent Transport Systems) within the European North Sea Regions Program. This project aims to create more green mobility with ITS through the testing of new technologies and the creation of bicycle data.

With Viscando OTUS3D systems at the intersection of the Puursesteenweg with the F18 Sint-Niklaas-Mechelen bicycle higway in Bornem, the province of Antwerp charted the behavior of all road users. In recent years, various bicycle accidents have occurred at this location. The OTUS3D is equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) and therefore automatically classifies objects into different categories of road users. Not only the number of different categories was detected, but also their detailed movements (trajectories) and their speed. Fully automatic and in compliance with GDPR -No images are stored nor transmitted. An analysis of the driving and desire lines of all road users extracted quantitative information on near-accidents.

The research clearly shows that cyclists and pedestrians not only use the indicated crossings but it is also common to take shortcuts through the middle of the intersection. Cyclists use the one-way cycle paths on the level crossing in both directions and the current road design require the bicyclists to make sharp turns. This explains the presence of an average of 24 near-accidents involving cyclists per day. The analysis also shows that the number of near-accidents between cyclists and motorized traffic (average of 8 per day) is the same as the number of near-accidents between motorized traffic (average of 7 per day).

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Link to province Antwerpen

 

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