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Title: Phase III Autotrack Integrated CCTV/VIVDS Prototype Field Test
Project No.: 74017
Target Date: 09/22/2005
Abstract: VDOT has invested in extensive closed circuit television (CCTV) systems to monitor freeways in urban areas. Generally, these devices are installed as part of freeway management systems (Smart Traffic Centers – STCs). While CCTVs have proven to be very effective in supporting incident management, they simply provide images that must be interpreted by trained operators . Recent studies completed by the University of Virginia (UVA) and VTRC concluded, however, that it is feasible to integrate CCTV with video image vehicle detection systems (VIVDS) currently on the market to provide the ability to measure traffic conditions. Given this positive result, it is advantageous to pursue other data collection applications of an integrated CCTV/VIVDS. The purpose of this project is to develop and field test a CCTV/VIVDS integrated system (referred to as Phase III Autotrack) that adds the functionality of shoulder detection to existing Autotrack monitoring capabilities.