Manila achieves effective traffic management with Axis cameras
Solution gives live traffic updates and assists in accident investigations
“Our top priority was being able to access real-time information on traffic conditions. Timely information on situations such as obstructions or accidents that could lead to traffic jams can help tremendously in monitoring traffic effectively.“ Atty. Yves P. Gonzalez, Technology Evangelist, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.
The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), which is in charge of providing metro-wide services in Manila, wanted a system to effectively monitor traffic on major roads of the metropolis. MMDA also wanted to track accidents, and use the footage as evidence in serious accident cases. The city did have an earlier installation, which was supplemented by manual patrolling in a few areas, but this system was not effective in meeting the MMDA’s requirements.
For the first phase of the project, the MMDA targeted the Epifanio delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) highway, considered as the main artery of Metro Manila traffic. Approximately 50 AXIS 233D Network Cameras were placed along the highway as part of this project, to monitor the traffic conditions round the clock.
The deployment provides accurate information on traffic conditions and assists the MMDA in promptly attending to situations such as floods, stalled vehicles, etc. The high-resolution footage from the cameras further helps in solving difficult accident cases. Based on camera feeds, the MMDA can broadcast constant traffic updates, allowing motorists to assess the situation and take alternative routes, if required.