FLIR ITS pedestrian sensors are improving safety and efficiency in urban areas all around the world. Detection of pedestrians allows for the dynamic control of traffic lights and warning lights, such as flashing beacons or in-road lighting.
The result? More safety, and fewer delays for both pedestrians and motorists.
FLIR ITS pedestrian sensor portfolio offers integrated solutions, combining a camera and detector in one:
detection of crossing pedestrians
detection of waiting and approaching pedestrians
FLIR ITS C-Walk and SafeWalk sensors make use of predefined detection zones (“virtual loops”). As soon as a pedestrian enters the predefined zone, a detection output will trigger the traffic light controller or activate a warning signal.
Crossing at signalized intersections can be dangerous for pedestrians. C-Walk and SafeWalk sensors can reduce the risk and enhance safety by adapting traffic light green times based on pedestrian presence information. C-Walk and SafeWalk also signifi cantly reduce wait time for both pedestrians and motorists.
Warning lights are very effective in enhancing driver awareness and reducing risks for pedestrians.
However, traditional, continuously flashing warning signals will have a reduced effect, as motorists do not receive any real stimulus to change driving behavior.
C-Walk and SafeWalk are more effective, because they activate warning lights, such as in-road lighting or fl ashing beacons, only when pedestrians enter a predefined detection zone.
SafeWalk and C-Walk sensors have been designed to avoid expensive installation and maintenance costs. As such, the installation process is quick and simple: install it, connect it and start analyzing the pedestrian detection zone.
The sensors can simply be mounted on existing infrastructure.
Configuration of the sensor is done via portable PC with pre-installed user-friendly software. It takes less than five minutes and requires no special knowledge.
Using camera images, virtual pedestrian detection zones can be positioned accurately. Verification and viewing of the detection is possible via MPEG-4 streaming video.