TRAFFIC COUNTING BY PNEUMATIC TUBE:
Traffic counting by pneumatic tube is the oldest but most effective system in terms of the quality of the data recorded, since the wheelbase registration and the option to measure the distance between the axles and the speed of the vehicles make it possible to classify them in the best possible way compared to the other available options. Pneumatic tube configurations vary depending on the number installed and their length (for 1, 2 or 3 lanes). The options can be seen in the attached chart.
KINEO works mainly with ADR SABRE, from the American manufacturer PEEK TRAFFIC, which allows us to connect up to 4 tubes simultaneously, for example, to monitor 2 roads or to have the largest amount of data per lane (with 2 specific tubes per lane). Downloading is done via pendrive, and battery life is up to 4-5 weeks depending on the IMD.
The installation of this traffic counting technology is very simple and requires only a paved road surface, as there is no guarantee on unpaved ground that the lines will have sufficient grip as the axles pass for them not to be over-tensioned. KINEO recommends using half-shank lines, although we also supply O-tubes and other consumables for installation. Data is exported to Excel using TOPs freeware.
TRAFFIC COUNTING USING SIDE RADAR
Doppler technology for side traffic counting is the best option available for temporary traffic counting with non-intrusive systems. Additionally, at KINEO we have infrared or ultrasound options for very specific environments (influenced by environmental conditions, road type, etc.). This equipment provides good speed, classification and counting data, dependent upon the quality of the installation (orientation of the equipment, local adjustment, bouncing, height and distance to the road, etc.).
We have options for 2 lanes and up to 8 lanes of vehicle traffic. In the former case, always on dual carriageways in order to be able to discriminate between vehicles by lane/direction and avoid overlaps that may detract from the count and alter the classification. The installation is at the side between 1.5 and 3 metres high, on any available support (column, traffic signal, etc.). Traffic counting by lsiide radar has 2-3 weeks of autonomy, optional solar power supply and 220V connection (for permanent installations).
In the latter case, supports with a height of at least 5 metres (ideally 8-9 metres) are needed to monitor more lanes without the adjacent lanes shading the rest (a trailer, for example). The range is up to 8-10 lanes with lane by lane data for counting, class and speed, all of which are also dependent upon the quality of the installation with regard to avoiding signal bounces, obstacles in the central reservation, vehicle overflow, etc. It can be installed temporarily (with battery) or permanently with solar or 220V power supply. This traffic counting system provides optional modem or Ethernet connection for data downloads.
BLUETOOTH and WIFI
This is not purely a device for traffic counting, but rather a Bluetooth and/or wifi signal detector for determining origin-destination matrixes in urban or interurban environments.
The equipment discriminates the source of the signal (vehicle, laptop or telephone) and has a range of up to 20-25 metres. Options include portable (with battery) or permanent (solar panel o 220V) configurations. Optional modem or Ethernet connection for data downloads.
The differential factor in the system offered by KINEO is the data processing software, which enables the optimisation of the results (matrix quality) with a low volume of valid signals (filtering of the signals also guarantees the quality of the information).
Another advantage of the solution is data mining compared to other providers who simply provide the matrixes without any level of analysis and, above all, proposing actions based on the data, since the raw information is useful for little more than showing drivers journey times. Hence the difference between simple data reporting and generating actions that improve the user experience and optimise road and traffic planning in a dynamic way, i.e. based on good quality information and immediate action.