FLIR Systems, the Platinum Award Winner for Best CBRNE Detection System for Two Years Running in the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, in addition to other product recognitions, has launched the all-new FLIR ThermiCam™ V2X, a thermal traffic sensor for the emerging vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology market.
The FLIR V2X-enabled traffic sensor for urban traffic will allow vehicles and traffic infrastructure to communicate and share data in a system that aims to improve motorist, pedestrian, and bicyclist safety and efficiency.
V2X technology is an emerging crash avoidance system that relies on the communication of information between nearby vehicles and traffic infrastructure to warn drivers about potentially dangerous situations.
The FLIR V2X-enabled traffic sensor collects data on vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists based on thermal energy coming off the environment, and communicates this information to V2X-enabled vehicles or infrastructure.
This information makes a wide range of V2X applications possible, including left turn assist, public transport priority and traffic signal preemption for emergency vehicles.
In a V2X system, both the vehicles and infrastructure have communication units installed to transmit information.
The FLIR ThermiCam V2X mounts on existing traffic signals and detects vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists at intersections using thermal imaging data.
Utilizing dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) technology, vehicles transmit real-time speed and direction data, while the ThermiCam V2X communicates the presence of pedestrians and bicyclists, along with data from other vehicles.
The ThermiCam V2X can prioritize traffic signaling at busy intersections and arterial roads for emergency and public transport vehicles, ultimately improving traffic flow and safety for all drivers.
Additionally, because the ThermiCam connects with existing city traffic systems, city traffic planners can future-proof traffic infrastructure and avoid major investments in retrofitting technology.
(Take a look at the all-new FLIR ThermiCam V2X. The new FLIR ThermiCam V2X thermal traffic sensor for urban traffic that is designed to allow vehicles and traffic infrastructure to communicate and share data in a system that aims to improve motorist, pedestrian, and bicyclist safety and efficiency. Couresy of FLIR Systems and YouTube)
Safer Roadways with Thermal and V2X Communication Technology
V2X technology inside ThermiCam V2X is a crash avoidance system that relies on the communication between nearby vehicles and traffic infrastructure.
DISTINGUISH BETWEEN BIKES AND VEHICLES
ThermiCam V2X distinguishes between vehicles and bicyclists, allowing traffic signal controllers to adapt green times according to the specific road user type.
ThermiCam V2X does not need light to operate, but uses thermal energy emitted from vehicles, bicyclists and pedestrians to provide reliable traffic detection day and night.
“As car manufacturers design V2X technology into future vehicles, FLIR technology is being deployed today to ensure cities are ready for their arrival,” said James Cannon, President and CEO of FLIR.
“By detecting pedestrians, bicycles, and vehicles in real time, while also enabling communication between vehicles and traffic infrastructure, FLIR ThermiCam V2X will play a critical role in improving the movement and safety of the world’s roadways.”
Safer Travels, with Consistent, Best-in-Class Detection
FLIR’s intelligent traffic solutions deliver crisp clear imaging to monitor traffic activities in urban environments efficiently.
Collect traffic data and automatically detect incidents on highways and tunnels regardless of sun glare, darkness, headlights, shadows, snow, and fog with unfiltered best-in-class thermal technology. Reliability at its best.
The product is available for testing today, with general availability starting in the second half of 2018.
FLIR Takes Two in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
- Platinum ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
- FLIR Griffin G510 Gas Chromatograph Mass Spectrometer (GC/MS)
- Best CBRNE Detection System
- *A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
- Gold ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
- FLIR PRIMED Online CBRNE Training Video Series
- Best Homeland Security Education
- *A 2016 ‘ASTORS’ Award Winner
Over 100 distinguished guests from National, State and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Executives from companies allied to Government, gathered from across North America and the Middle East to be honored from disciplines across the Security Industry in their respective fields which included:
- The Department of Homeland Security
- The Department of Justice
- The Security Exchange Commission
- State and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies
- Leaders in Private Security
Recognized for their Innovative Training and Education Programs, Outstanding Product Development Achievements and Exciting New Technologies to address the growing Homeland Security Threats our Nation is facing.
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards at https://americansecuritytoday.com/ast-awards/.
American Security Today will be holding the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon to honor Nominees, Finalists and Winner in November 2018, in New York City.
FLIR Systems is a world-leading maker of sensor systems that enhance perception and heighten awareness, helping to save lives, improve productivity, and protect the environment.
Through its nearly 3,500 employees, FLIR’s vision is to be “The World’s Sixth Sense” by leveraging thermal imaging and adjacent technologies to provide innovative, intelligent solutions for security and surveillance, environmental and condition monitoring, outdoor recreation, machine vision, navigation, and advanced threat detection.
For ‘ASTORS’ Sponsorship Opportunities and More Information on the AST 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, please contact Michael Madsen, AST Publisher at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732.233.8119 (mobile) or 646-450-6027 (office).