The Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (IECS) has started a project titled Multi-functional intelligent transport system point technology (MITS) in January 1, 2011. The project is supported by European Regional Development Fund ERDF grant No. “2010/0250/2DP/126.96.36.199.0/10/APIA/VIAA/086” and managed by Dr.sc.comp. Leo Seļāvo.
The incresing traffic intensity requires a new approach to the organizing and management of traffic flow. One of the solutions is the increase of traffic lanes on the roads. Although this solution can be effective in decreasing traffic jams, it requires major financial investment. In addition, it is not allways possible to widen the existing road infrastructure. The goal of the project is to develop and offer a technology which can provide an adaptive traffic management, by analyzing traffic intensity on separate lanes. Detection of vehicles will be done by analyzing data from both video cameras and different kinds of sensors, which are as non-invasive to the road infrastructure as possible. The Multi-functional intelligent transport system point technology offer additional functions, which could also be important for safe traffic management, such as monitoring of weather and road conditions., telematics, data transmission, and detection of traffic accidents.
Project is managed by the Institute of Electronics and Computer Science and is in synergy with ESF 188.8.131.52 activity project “Smart sensor and embedded network system research and development centre”.
The project time frame is from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013.
The funding amount is 267 570 LVL.