Reflections on a visit to Intertraffic

A couple of weeks ago my colleagues and I visited Intertraffic, one of the world’s leading exhibitions for traffic and mobility professionals. With the increasing demand we hear from our customers, not only those specifically engaged in traffic management and mobility, but also those with responsibility for smart city infrastructure, we left the show feeling energized, and with a sense of an exciting future ahead of us.

As Intertraffic is a show which takes place every two years, and with the pandemic causing the 2020 edition to be postponed, the four years since I’d made may way to Amsterdam seemed a very long time! And given the pace of technological innovation, it was no surprise that exhibitors were showing some major steps forward in traffic solutions and use cases, with particular advances coming through deep learning-enabled cameras.

I was pleased to see that safety technologies applied to traffic keep evolving, bringing more efficiency and reducing incidents on roads. As I explored the halls of the show, it was clear that surveillance cameras, radar, and analytics were the most deployed solutions for traffic and parking management, and license plate recognition and automated traffic lights the most recurrent use cases.

Although Axis didn’t have a booth at the show itself, it was great to see at least 20 companies attending the exhibition using our products as components for their own solutions.  Image quality, ease of integration, and edge computing capabilities appear to be the real assets to keep our partner ecosystem reliable.

With sustainability being high on the agenda of cities around the world – and with it issues such as air quality and noise pollution – we did feel that there is room for an even greater focus on solutions supporting alternative forms of mobility, as well as reducing the impact of motorized transport. Bicycles, scooters, and, of course, good old walking should be recognized as a growing part of any city’s transportation and mobility. We’re sure that will be a subject for the next Intertraffic…

As I met companies and partners using Axis technology, I decided to grab a minute with some of them to hear a little more about their solutions. You can find links to the videos below.

Vigilante’s smart poles which integrate several technologies for traffic management and automatic incident detection.

Advances in deep learning provide more accurate object classification – not only vehicles but pedestrians and cyclists – are helping Citilog’s solutions for optimized intersection control.

Parquery highlights how vehicle identification can assist both drivers and car park managers in more effective and streamlined parking management.

FF Group presents the new “FF Data factory” that brings data together and from different sensors – including video and audio – to surface valuable insights for traffic managers. demonstrates how 3D traffic analytics gives a much more accurate view of a vehicles precise position on the road, and the benefits this brings.

Data From Sky highlight how combining the feeds from a number of surveillance cameras and merging the trajectory of vehicles aids intersection management.

Integration of devices and analytics with Milestone Systems video management software (VMS) provides the single platform for city authorities to build smart solutions.

Sprinx showcases how AI-based analytics software sitting inside cameras, identifying vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians, is helping smart city mobility.

Omniflow presents their innovative IoT lampposts with integrated wind and solar power, and the ability to deliver 5G connections, computer vision and edge analytics.

Sorama describes how highly accurate acoustic cameras integrated with video surveillance can help city authorities identify causes of noise pollution, and alleviate the health issues it causes.