HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hikvision, the world's leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions, is ensuring safe vehicle flow and helping to improve driving standards in Yangon, Myanmar (formally Burma), via an intelligent wide-area integrated traffic management solution installed across the entire city.
As a result of economic sanctions on Myanmar being eased in 2011, a rapid build-up of tens of thousands of vehicles moved on to the city's roads and in the years since, Yangon, (population 7 million) has experienced major traffic congestion.
The heavy traffic on Yangon's roads resulted in regular vehicle gridlock and in 2007, there were approximately 180,000 vehicles on the city's streets, by 2014 that number had almost doubled. As a result of the major traffic jams and poor driving standards, in 2013 the city experienced nearly 3,000 vehicle collisions and 506 related fatalities.
The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) found that the intensified traffic flow led to increased traffic rule violations, such as jumping red lights and illegal U-turns -- resulting in increased congestion and greater risk of accidents. To address these issues, YCDC issued a tender inviting companies to provide an effective technology based solution.
The winning bid by China Railway 21st Bureau Company Ltd, recommended a Hikvision based traffic management solution. Acting on the DICTCS (Design, Installation, Commissioning of Traffic Control System) project as a technical consultant, Hikvision worked with China Railway 21st Bureau Company Ltd and YCDC to detail a traffic control solution that would guarantee the system's performance capability, seamless operation and future-proof expansion.
To control the city-wide traffic system, Hikvision supplied their ITS (intelligent Video Management System), designed specifically for traffic management applications. The industry-leading platform integrates vehicle checkpoints, violation detections, video surveillance, illegal parking detection, intersection control, and data integration.
Central to the traffic management system employed at 154 traffic light controlled junctions, is the Hikvision ITS Comprehensive Control Platform, consisting of data servers servicing Management, database, streaming, storage, Traffic Event and Traffic Devices.
Ensuring better traffic flow, at points across the city, Traffic Signal Controller technology is used to enforce multiple traffic rules. When a vehicle in violation passes an ITS-equipped checkpoint, the system captures a photo and automatically links significant data, including LPR and speed value to the evidential image.
Vehicle speed is captured by radar or by segmenting road sections, and smooth traffic flow is ensured by the Running Red Light Detection System. Working in conjunction with Traffic Light Signal detection, Hikvision camera technology provides evidential video of traffic light violations, with images used for violation notification. It also keeps an eye on the quality of the city's traffic flow 24/7.
Hikvision cameras are employed in the city to monitor parking via the Illegal Parking Detection System. Traffic speed dome cameras capture images of any vehicle illegally parked and the system is able to manage common driving violations, such as intersection abuse, wrong-way driving, direction deviations, prohibited lane changes, crossing lanes, traffic counting, and reverse driving detection.
Relieving traffic congestion hot spots, the system supplies road users with current traffic status, reporting traffic flow on giant roadside Traffic Guidance Display monitors.
Data drives better behaviour & traffic flow
Invaluable system data allows the traffic management team to reduce bottlenecks, improve traffic flow and ensure the best road-user travel experience. Citywide road network camera surveillance is displayed in the control room on a Hikvision HD LCD video monitor wall.
"Implementing Hikvision's Design, Installation and Commissioning of the comprehensive Traffic Control System in Yangon with Hikvision's integrated subsystem, enables us to have access to live traffic information and red-light violations," explained Than Win, Vice Chief Secretary of Yangon City Development Committee. "Hikvision's subsystem illustrates the success that can be achieved to control non-compliance with traffic laws.''
"Yangon is the first international city outside of China to use the Hikvision DICTCS Traffic Management Solution, joining hundreds of successful systems installed in cities across China," confirmed Tony Xu, Hikvision Project Manager. "Thanks to the innovative Hikvision solution, the technology in place is set to ensure that Yangon's vastly improved traffic flow will aid YCDC's development objective, to support and sustain the city's economic and industrial growth."
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