We will introduce our new FLOW = smart traffic, smart parking, smart intersections. One traffic framework, any video source, for all smart city tasks. Together with TrafficEmbeded – a tool to turn any camera into a smart traffic sensor! 🚗 🚌 🚛 🚲 🏍
Come and learn more! We look forward to you! 💙
It’s a great encouragement for the next Innovation in the smart city industry we are working on now ⭐️ the FLOW ⭐️ one framework for all traffic tasks which will be introduced at inon 19th-21th November. More information at https://bit.ly/2OWZALW. I will be more than happy to see you there. 🚙 🚌 🚚 🛵
DataFromSky presented at the annual event – 🌙 Night of Scientists 2019 which take place on Friday September 27th in many scientific and educational institutions throughout the Czech Republic. The theme of this year’s scientists’ night was: 🌍 “Gentle to the planet”. We presented our long-term cooperation with Brno University of Technology, which is supported by Technology Agency of the Czech Republic. Whole presentation was very successful. We received the most questions about our safety analysis, which attracted the audience the most.
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DataFromSky helps with streets redesign in the center of Trondheim in Norway! Have a look at the great visualization from our DataFromSky tool!
How to deal with busy streets in the center of Berlin? Buses, trams, cars, cyclists, pedestrians can be seen everywhere moving without any rules. Is it possible to build car-free, bicycle-friendly & human-oriented city? Macromedia University of Applied Science in Berlin did concentrate on this issue as a part of Master Course Smart City Design and DataFromSky played a key role in the process of analysis of traffic and behavioral patterns and creating proposals for design changes!
How was the whole concept proceed?
Different groups of objects have been defined at the beginning of the analysis. Then a video of chosen intersection or street was taken and analyzed by DataFromSky software. Based on these data new concept of the intersection/street was designed.
Students have chosen different places around Berlin for the analysis. We have decided to choose 3 of them as a Use Case of our DataFromSky Light service.
Crossing Redesign Analysis and Concept
This analysis was done for an Intersection of Köpenicker Straße and Manteuffelstraße. Video from this intersection was analyzed by DataFromSky to get number of objects. Based on obtained data new concept of the people-oriented street was designed. New concept includes 2-Way Bike lane with limited speed, lines for cars & buses with slowing elements and giant crosswalk in the middle of the intersection with light signalization that helps to manage the flow of all participants.
Situation before and after, Author: Anja Lüttmann
Car-Free & Bicycle-Friendly & Human-oriented place
One of the analysis was focused on the heavy used intersection of Kurfürstendamm and Joachimsthaler Straße nearby Berlin city center. The aim of this analysis was to design car-free, bicycle-friendly & human-oriented place. Thanks to DataFromSky software most common vehicle, bicycle paths and pedestrians movements were identified and based on these data new concept of car-free place was designed. See the analysis output below:
Authors: Bensu Ece Tugyan — Tugan Can Tureli
Aim of this analysis was to analyze and design new car-free concept of Bergmanstrasse in Bergmannkiez. The objects (such as Cars, Bicycles and Motorcycles) were analyzed by DataFromSky software – counted, analyzed the trajectories, behavior patterns etc. Based on this analysis new concept of street lanes were defined. See a proposed design below:
Author: Alicia Baeck
Read the whole article from Berlin Macromedia School here.
Do you want to use DataFromSky and analyze the traffic in your city?
Thanks to DataFromSky Light you can get:
– Origin-destination matrix, turn-movements
– gate counting
– stationary time
– recognition of colors of objects
– object classification, up to 16 categories in total
– various export options (Excel, CSV, visualizations)
– …and much more!
Try it now on your own videos – register here.
In case it is not enough for you, try our DataFromSky Aerial service that can provide complete and detailed telemetry data about each traffic participant:
– complete object trajectories (time, position, speed, acceleration in coordinate system UTM or WGS84)
– classification of all objects into 7 main categories (including bicycles and pedestrians)
– vehicle counts via configurable counting gates
– detailed OD matrix and turning movements count in defined directions
– speed and acceleration anywhere in the scene, heatmaps
– lane assignment
– measurement of critical headway (gap) and follow-up headway, capacity estimation
– safety analysis (Time to collision measurement, PET, Heavy breaking), see a video
– many other advanced features!
Do you want to use DataFromSky software or do you have any questions? Do not hesitate to contact us!
Can something as common as a camera be transformed into a complex mobile monitoring system for advanced analysis of traffic? Can we distinguish anomalous and aggressive behavior of drivers, acquire full trajectories of vehicles or even detect traffic accidents before they happen? These are some of the questions that the newest edition of a smart city magazine called D!CITY tries to answer, which included also two smart city solutions using cameras: DataFromSky and ParkingDetection and also smart city platform of our partner OMS Lighting.
In the past, the main task for cameras was to record stories, which could be, unfortunately, interpreted only by humans. Nowadays, thanks to the increasing availability of high-quality cameras and mainly due to the immense technological advancement in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the camera has become a universal sensor with application in many fields of the smart city concept, as they can serve as “the smart eyes of smart cities”. This marks the beginning of a new era, where image can be processed also by machines and where camera represents a rich source of data at even very low costs. What are the main areas of traffic analysis, where a camera already proves itself in action?
In times where individual transport increases faster than ever before, traffic congestions or even collapses can occur on a daily basis. Fortunately, there are systems which can help to achieve more fluent traffic even without expensive infrastructure changes, you just need a certain bird’s eye view. If we give camera “wings”, for example by attaching it to an unmanned aerial vehicle, we get a monitoring system for advanced traffic analysis which is not only very accurate but also at an affordable price. This is exactly what our project DataFromSky deals with – as there are several research projects that require just this type of traffic analysis. The system can detect vehicles and other participants of the traffic flow, which includes not only their trajectories and speed but also detection of possibly dangerous behavior with deep-learning and artificial intelligence. This can even detect traffic accidents before they actually happen, which can provide the traffic engineers with very valuable data about causes of traffic accidents within the tested area in order to look for ways how to avoid them in the future with convenient preventive measures.
Cameras are becoming a prominent technology for traffic analysis also at so-called “adaptive intersections”, as they can accurately detect not only vehicles, but also pedestrians and cyclists, which also play an important role in the given traffic flow. With smart traffic lights control, based on data from a network of sensors, the whole system becomes way more fluent and flexible when it comes to reaction to rapid changes within the traffic, making it also a lot safer. Another use of cameras lies in the field of smart lighting, as the camera can collect visual data and use to analyze public spaces, monitor traffic or detect anomalous behavior. This gives us many possibilities of designing smart streets with the use of a smart camera system, using something as common as public lighting.
Traffic congestion can be also caused by the situation in parking, especially in situations when drivers are trying to find an empty parking space in an infrastructure, which is already overloaded. One of the possible solutions is to use current parking spots more effectively or even navigate drivers to parking lots with available places to park their car. This is the main area of focus of the system called ParkingDetection. As far as technical and economic aspects are concerned, a camera represents a suitable sensorial solution for monitoring of even tens or hundreds of parking spots, as even very large parking lots can be covered by a single smart camera at very low costs, while magnetic sensors would be extremely expensive and even less accurate. If we also add an ALPR camera for number plate reading into the system, we get a significant number of potential technical solutions for residential parking, reservation of individual parking spots or even increased safety within the parking lot.
Are we on the brink of an age of cameras? In the not-so-distant past, autonomous vehicles, or using drones for traffic analysis would sound like science fiction. Nowadays, these technologies are already becoming a reality, also thanks to the advancement in cameras and artificial intelligence. It is becoming clear that cameras will play an important role in the future of smart cities.
The whole magazine can be found at this link.
The whole team of RCE systems would like to thank all visitors of our stand on URBIS: Smart City Fair 2019, held in 5. and 6. 6. 2019 in Brno Fair Trade Centre.
We believe that solutions sparked the interest in technologies and services for cities of tomorrow. We are glad that we had a chance to introduce our solutions DataFromSky and Parking Detection to the public.
We have presented our newly released platform DataFromSky LIGHT, introducing the fully automated service of traffic from various ground video sources such as traffic surveillance cameras, action cameras, camcorders or even smartphone, and also DataFromSky AERIAL = advanced technology for traffic analysis of aerial videos recorded by a drone or balloons. Our public presentation about drones, AI and traffic monitoring impressed the visitors as well.
Parking Detection was represented by a small interactive model, on which every visitor had a chance to find out how the system works and its key benefits = accuracy, cost-efficiency and openness for integration into other SmartCity platforms.
Thanks to our partner OMS Lightning we had a chance to show, how can ParkingDetection be integrated and contribute to a complex city IoT platform such as CitySys.
Have a look at few pics from the event below.