LOTraffic© is a multifunctional sensor engineered to collect information about traffic flow and vehicles' behaviour in urban streets.
LOTraffic's real-time software system coupled with state-of-the-art laser ranging technology is able to scan and sample the environment 38 times per second. Data is further analysed in real-time in order to allow the software framework to deliver precise and pristine information about every object lying in the field of view. The presence of persons, bicycles, motorcycles, cars and trucks is detected, along with their geometrical characteristics.
Furthermore, objects are tracked during time: Their speed and the path they followed are available to the application software. The process is enhanced by a robust tracking engine that allows for the speculative following of objects that cannot be detected (i.e. objects that are temporarily non-visible) for relatively short time-lapses.