Video Drives Traffic Management Systems

Video cameras are an essential element of “Intelligent Transportation Systems” (ITS); the modern monitoring and active traffic management systems in use around the world today. Houston TranStar’s deployment is what most people think of when they hear about traffic cameras. Those cameras collectively give TMC staff a real-time view of how traffic is flowing. Once carefully guarded by government agencies, such video is now made freely available to the media and public alike through video websites. This allows the media to tell motorists what areas to avoid, thus improving traffic flow in general, and lets drivers make those decisions before taking to the road.