ITS Equant consortium successfully completes satellite connectivity traffic management test
The ITS Equant consortium, which aims to use satellite systems for safer roads, has successfully completed a factory acceptance test at Westcott Venture Park in the UK.
Through the use of solar-powered IoT sensors from Valerann and cameras provided by Excelerate, ITS Equant successfully ingested data collected on the road and linked via a satellite connection to the cloud-based real-time fusion engine of Valerann to enable event detection and vehicle tracking, including reverse driving, stopped vehicles, slow vehicles and speeding.
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The real-time fusion engine uses machine vision and data fusion algorithms to access real-time traffic information.
Valerann Co-Founder and CEO Gabriel Jacobson said: “This trial successfully shows that satellite connectivity can be used to provide efficient road and traffic management by covering areas of the road that are not. easily accessible by current communication networks. “
The ITS Equant consortium was formed by Valerann, an intelligent transport systems (ITS) SaaS company, which provides virtual traffic monitoring systems for road operators, and Excelerate Technology, a UK-based technology and connectivity partner. United, providing hybrid connectivity solutions globally in various markets. including emergency services, public safety, healthcare, governments, transportation and utilities.
The consortium is funded by the European Space Agency, through its Space Solutions program, and supported by Satellite Applications Catapult.
The factory acceptance test is a milestone in a one-year project that will lead to a pilot installation of connected satellite cameras linked to Valerann’s intelligent traffic management platform. The system will provide up to 100% full real-time visibility to an operational control center in the UK, improving safety and traffic flow while reducing carbon emissions.
Bethan Evans, Director of Operations for Excelerate Technology, added: “We have been working on this project with Valerann and Satellite Applications Catapult for over a year now. And this major milestone clearly demonstrates that by working together we have been able to prove how all areas with connectivity issues can benefit from technologies to improve road and traffic management. “