Machine learning cameras rolling out in NSW

According to Transport for NSW, the cameras will be a tool for helping to manage increasing freight volumes, which are expected to rise

Machine learning cameras are to be installed in an additional three NSW locations as a part of a new freight and transport program.

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Machine learning cameras, which take high-definition pictures of heavy vehicles, use radar sensors and cameras on the unit to take pictures of a vehicle when certain criteria are met.

Rather than traditional speed or mobile detection cameras, these cameras will instead be used for counting and classifying trucks to help the government understand freight movements.

After the picture is taken, artificial intelligence within the unit can tell the difference between different types of heavy vehicles, for example, a container carrying heavy vehicle, B-double or semi-trailer.

According to information provided by Transport for NSW, the cameras are also able to track changes in the load.

If a container truck entered a location carrying one container and left with two containers, the platform contains a record of this change.

These new additions are part of an effort to reduce congestion on the state’s roads, improve road safety and encourage operators and drivers to make more efficient journeys.

New cameras will be installed at:

  • Golden Hwy/Denman Rd, Denman
  • Barrier Hwy, Nyngan
  • Bourke Rd/Kidman Way, Cobar

According to Transport for NSW, the cameras are not being used for enforcement; and will not monitor people or private vehicles.

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