South Korean imaging radar company Bitsensing has introduced the Traffic Insight Monitoring Sensor (Timos) with edge AI computing to help bring improved insights for traffic management.
The company claims the 24GHz Timos, powered by the Nvidia Jetson platform, delivers accurate and reliable real-time detection of “endless possibilities” occurring on the road including traffic statistics, incidents, violations, and estimated time of arrival.
Smart city infrastructure
With sensor fusion tracking, the single device solution provides precise object classification without the use of any external systems keeping resources efficient and cost-effective.
Dr Jae-Eun Lee, CEO of Bitsensing, explained that Timos was designed to exceed the industry standard in radar solutions “while paving the way for the safest and most advanced smart city infrastructure”. It aims to directly combat traffic accidents and pedestrian deaths.
Timos detects presence, the average speed of detection zone, queue length, and estimated arrival times. With the advanced detection information, Timos enables the tracking of events on the road, including speed violation, lane violation, wrong-way driving, queue length excess, unauthorised stop, lane change, and jaywalking.
Bitsensing claims Timos detects up to 256 vehicles running up to 320km, spanning eight lanes, optimised for a broad range of traffic environments and curved roads. Sixty-four customised zones can be set for eight different events to track multiple situations on complex roads and give real-time analysis.
Compatibility with the central system allows easy management and automated software updates, eliminating any need for manual adjustments on the device requiring resource and traffic blockage.
The architecture of sensor fusion technology through multiple-input and multiple-output (Mimo) antenna operations, high-resolution video capability, and the Nvidia Jetson platform for AI processing allows the detection of stopped vehicles for consistent and seamless data.
Bitsensing reports the single device creates full autonomy in tracking information on the road, detecting incidents, and even for maintenance. After the initial installation, no additional manual actions or external resources are needed with the automated system updates and positioning features.
Timos is already installed in several cities in Korea including Wonju, Jeju-Do, Seongnam-si, Daegu, and global areas including Mcity – University of Michigan, and Italy.
Bitsensing is a member of Nvidia Metropolis, a partner programme focused on bringing to market a new generation of vision AI applications to make spaces and operations safer and more efficient, and Nvidia Inception, a free, global programme that nurtures startups.